How to Use a Face Mask
face mask often helps people feel protected But a surgical face mask keep you from being exposed to or transmitting certain infectious diseases.
What is a surgical face mask
Surgical mask is a loose-fitting, disposable mask that’s rectangular in shape. The mask is elastic bands or ties that can be looped behind in ears or tied behind in head to hold it in place.
The surgical mask’s three layers work as:
- The inner layer absorbs moisture and sweat from exhaled air.
- The middle layer filters certain pathogens.
- The outer layer repels water, blood, and other body fluids.
How to put on a surgical mask
following steps you follow
- Before putting the mask, wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water, or rub your hands with alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Check for defects in the face mask, such as tears or broken loops.
- Position the colored side of the mask outward.
- Be sure the mask fits snugly.
- Don’t touch the mask once in position.
What not to do when wearing a surgical mask
- touch the mask once it’s secured on your face, as it might have pathogens on it
- dangle the mask from one ear
- hang the mask around your neck
- crisscross the ties
- reuse single-use masks
How to remove a surgical mask
- Before you take off the mask, wash your hands well or use hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching the mask itself, as it could be contaminated. Hold it by the loops, ties, or bands only.
- Holding the mask loops, ties, or bands, discard the mask by placing it in a covered
- After removing the mask, wash your hands thoroughly or use hand sanitizer.