Everyone knows that wearing a mask is not just compulsory, it protects us and everyone we meet. Wearing one is a symbol of civil and social responsibility: it is a duty, since every day at 6 pm we are reminded of the strong impact the pandemic is having on the world.
However, even though three months have passed since the beginning of this enormous structural change to everyone's lives, there is still a lack of clarity as to which masks we should use, when, for how long, which material, and the list goes on. A lot has been said about masks, but there are still many doubts left to clarify.
There are three main types of mask:
Based on extensive research, BeGood has decided to create its very own mask, the Carbon Mask , as a solution to problems which may arise from frequent and daily mask wear.
The Carbon Mask is a mask made of 100% made in Italy fabric material, washable and designed for use for around ten times. It features a dual layer: an external one made of Resistex Carbon, with bacteriostatic properties, and an inner polyamide layer, both treated with a water-repellent finishing.
The technology used to develop this mask makes it a medical device, with the following characteristics:
All these characteristics make it the ideal choice for anyone who wears a mask when they do the food shop, take a walk, go to work and in general engage in all the activities subject to social distancing. This mask protects against smog, fine particles and pollen. It can be worn all day long as the microfibre and carbon yarns guarantee maximum skin comfort.
It is important to highlight how choosing to wear a washable and reusable mask in so-called community contexts presents several positive aspects and advantages.
First and foremost, it is ecological, as reuse lessens the environmental impact by considerably reducing the consumption of single-use devices, making it a sustainable choice in terms of the health and protection of our planet.
It is considerably cheaper compared to the purchase of single-use masks.
The Carbon Mask is certified as it has passed antibacterial, water-repellent, anti-cytotoxic tests and its OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certified yarn guarantees the absence of harmful substances in contact with skin. All this makes it a safe purchase, unlike many masks currently available on the market, whose effectiveness is not always certified.
Last but not least, it is ethical, as it does not contribute towards the uncontrollable market, all too often characterised by overpriced masks. At the same time, less waste of resources means that supplies for medical and healthcare staff are not affected.
It is also important to bear in mind that whatever mask we choose, it is important to use it as correctly as possible. The Italian National Institute of Health has issued fundamental recommendations.
Before putting the mask on:
When you remove it:
The Italian National Institute of Health has also issued recommendations for the use of reusable masks:
Today mask wear has become compulsory in certain contexts and situations, however without these useful precautions, you risk undermining your protection. Often improper mask use results in increased risk of contagion.
These few useful tips should always be applied along with aforementioned recommendations: impeccable hand hygiene, frequent washing and ensuring social distancing.