Should Dads Wear Face Masks?
Absolutely! Face masks have become a must for everyone these days as both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization have recommended cloth face masks for the general public to wear to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Wearing a face mask can protect you from spreading droplets to others should you be asymptomatically infected with the virus. However, wearing a mask does not exempt you from the routine of regularly washing your hands and maintaining a social distance from others in public.
Signs of face masks have become a new normal, as most people wear a mask when leaving home. That is why there are so many face masks available today. But there are many kinds of face masks out there, like disposable face masks and reusable face masks. There are many options in picking a mask, but it can be hard to figure out which one is the best for you. To help make things easier, we wrote this blog to help you choose the best cloth face masks for you.
What You Need To Know Before Buying A Face Mask
The government has made it clear in its guidelines that the general public should not be buying medical face masks, as these need to be reserved for frontline staff and key workers only.
The WHO has created videos and infographics to help people learn the proper use of face masks, such as washing hands before wearing your mask and while wearing it and not touching your face when adjusting your mask to avoid the transfer of the virus from the outside to your mouth and nose. When taking your mask on and off, un-loop the straps from behind your ears and once it is removed, wash it or store it in a clean reusable plastic bag and wash your hand.
What You Should Consider Before Buying A Face Mask
If you wear glasses, choose an adjustable face mask so you can adjust the fit of it so it will sit tightly across your nose. A face mask that sits tightly in your nose will prevent the glasses from steaming up.Our recommended face mask for Dads who wear glasses:
Adjustable Face Mask - Reusable & Washable with Cotton Blend Fabric
This adjustable face mask can comfortably fit all face sizes and sits tightly in the nose area, making it perfect for Dads who wear glasses. The snug fit on the nose area will help prevent the glasses from steaming up, making it comfortable to wear a face mask and eyeglass at the same time. The adjustable elastic of this mask adjusts all the down to small up to 2XL adult size.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has warned that facial hair may interfere with face masks' effectiveness. So if you have facial hair like beards or mustaches, you must make sure that your facial hair fits inside the mask.
Our recommended face mask for dads with facial hair:
This adjustable beard face mask can be adjusted from a large size up to 3XL size. Perfect for dads with beards and a more rounded face. The mask fits snug from ear to ear and expands wide to go over the top on the nose down under the chin, covering your facial hairs entirely. This face mask has a filter pocket for added protection.
Face masks can be made with cotton, linen, synthetic fibers, and other fabrics. Choose a face mask that is made of a fabric that you're comfortable with. Cotton masks are used by many because they are soft and comfortable for people with sensitive skin. To ensure that you are protected as possible, look for cotton face masks that fit your face, lightweight, and have a built-in filter or pocket to which you can add a filter.
Our face masks that are made of cotton blend fabric:
This top-rated face mask is made with two layers of cotton blend fabric and a filter pocket for better protection. Made to the CDC's specifications, this face mask is soft, washable, and reusable. Perfect for dads who are always willing to risk their lives for the family.
How Should Your Face Mask Fit?
Your face mask must fit over the bridge of your nose, past your mouth's edges to under your chin for it to be effective. However, the fit should not restrict your normal head movements, and you should be able to breathe comfortably while wearing your face mask.
Our adjustable face mask:
Large - 3XL Face Mask with Pocket Filter & Soft Adjustable Elastic
Our top-rated 3X extra-large face mask with filter pocket for added protection and adjustable elastic to fit dads with a small head or big head. This face mask can be adjusted from large size to 3XL size to fit perfectly to any face without hugging or squeezing the ears. The soft adjustable elastic features of this mask ensure that it will fit perfectly to your needs. Great for dads who have a hard time finding the perfect fit face masks.
How To Wear Your Cotton Face Mask
The CDC recommends that you wear a cloth face mask when you're around people or in public places where social distancing is difficult. Here are some pointers for wearing a cloth face mask.
- Wash or sanitize your hands before and after putting on and taking off your face mask.
- Place your face mask over your nose and mouth.
- Use ear loops to make sure it fits snugly.
- Avoid touching your face mask while wearing it.
- Sanitize your hand if you touch your face mask accidentally.
- Switch to a clean face mask if it becomes wet or dirty.
- Put the used face mask in a sealable plastic bag until you can wash it.
- Remove the face mask by lifting off the ear loops without touching the front of the mask.
- Wash your face mask after each use with soap and water by hand or in a washing machine (you can wash it with other clothes).
- Don't use the face mask as a substitute for social distancing.