Why You Should Double Your Mask!
With new information flooding in every day about Covid-19, it is important to pay attention and stay as safe as possible during these uncertain times. On February 13, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new data on mask- wearing. It has been one year since the pandemic started, and this is the first report from the CDC that explains mask-wearing techniques in extreme detail (NBC News). As we all know, masks can provide safety for yourself as well as other mask wearers around you.
Because of the new variants of the virus, the contagion is more transmissible than ever (ABC NEWS). While wearing a mask is the optimal way to prevent particles from getting in, it’s been discovered that some masks can leave gaps that lets outside airflow into your mouth and nose. The solution? Wearing double masks!
DOUBLE MASK PROTECTION
Experts believe that wearing a cloth mask over a surgical mask offers more protection against the Coronavirus (NPR).
Improve the Way You Wear Masks (according to CDC guidelines):
- Choose a mask with a nose wire which will prevent air from leaking out.
- Use a mask fitter or brace over a disposable or cloth mask.
- Make sure your mask fits snugly over your nose, mouth, and chin.
- Add layers of material which can be either a cloth mask with multiple layers of fabric or wear a disposable mask under a cloth mask.
- Make sure to knot the ear loops of a 3-ply face mask and also fold and tuck any unnecessary material under the edges.
- DO NOT: Combine two disposable masks and you should only wear a KN95 mask on its own.
Researchers tested in the lab how well different masks worked to block aerosol particles by using simulated coughs and breathing. They tested this by wearing either no mask, a cloth mask, or a surgical mask. According to the CDC website, they found that exposure to potentially infectious diseases decreased by approximately 95% when tightly fitted masks were worn.
Two layers will provide extra protection to ensure that no potential aerosol particles get in. It is also recommended to wear a mask that fits snugly against your face. In other words… Double Mask = Double Protection.
Choose Amlife For High Quality & Great Value Face Masks!
Amlife has a wide range of disposable masks and washable cloth masks to provide ultimate protection against the virus. Each disposable mask has 3 ply layers with elastic ear loops for the perfect fit. Follow CDC guidelines and wear an Amlife disposable mask underneath our fashionable cloth masks. They both fit comfortably on any adult or child, reducing pinching on your ears and always easy to breathe.
Also, be sure to check out our great selection of stylish printed face masks and colorful disposable masks —the perfect gift for kids, teens, and adults!
If you are looking for even more protection, we also sell 5 layer Activated Carbon Filters! These are easy to use and are replaceable, trapping and filtering air molecules for up to 80 hours.
Amlife Face Masks Are:
- Made safely in Southern California with domestic and imported materials.
- Affordable and easy to order with fast and free shipping.
- Used by small and large businesses, and 100,000+ customers.
- Comfortable and guaranteed to fit any face shape or size.