Face Covering

The best known way so far to protect yourself and others from Covid-19 is to wear a face covering, practice social distancing,  wash your hands frequently (with soap and water for at least 20 seconds) and use hand-sanitizer made with at least 70% alcohol.

CDC recommends that you wear face covering in public settings around people who don’t live in your household and when you can’t stay 6 feet away from others. Face masks/ coverings help stop the spread of COVID-19 to others.

Face Mask Drawbacks

Unfortunately any kind of mask can be uncomfortable, irritating and even stressful. It can also trap bacteria, sweat, sebum and dirt underneath it, on the skin.

Many people have also complained about skin break-outs, such as acne and other skin conditions.

Moreover, face mask and headgear worn tightly for prolonged hours result in dermatitis, pressure urticaria, friction dermatitis, abrasions, and aggravation of pre-existing skin conditions.

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In addition, some people find wearing a face mask very stressful. As a matter of fact, panic attack cases have also been reported.

To avoid stressing your skin and your mind, it is important to wash and keep your skin well-nourished and protected, while calming your mind. (View our calming spray).

Face Mask (Homemade)

Making your own face mask or face covering is easy if you have basis sewing knowledge.

The best face mask fabric to use is tight woven cotton, and you should use at least two layers of fabric.

Make sure that the end product is:

  • tight but comfortably against the side of the face
  • completely covers the nose and mouth
  • is secured with ties or ear loops, or both
  • easily breathable
  • can be washed without damage

Face Covering/ Mask Warning

Face masks should NOT be worn by children under age 2 or anyone who has trouble breathing. (CDC)