Smart Living The One Face Mask Hack You're Not Doing But Should
How often should you clean a cloth face mask?
Dr. Shoshana Ungerleider, with Sutter Health, gives tips on wearing masks to help slow the spread of coronavirus.
Whether you live in a stateor one where things are a bit , it's likely strongly recommended or required that you wear a . And if you are like many people who use run-of-the-mill blue surgical masks as their primary means of face protection, you know that they don't always provide the best fit and can leave parts of your face open to exposure. But thanks to one medical expert's helpful face mask hack from TikTok, you have one less thing to worry about when it comes to .
In a recent, Olivia Cuid, MD, a dentist in Montreal, shared a simple but enormously effective trick that will have your bulky surgical mask fitting like a glove in a matter of seconds.
The Right Way to Clean Your Face Mask
Cloth masks worn during the coronavirus pandemic need to be cleaned after each use. Here's how to do it.Like all apparel, masks get dirty. They absorb sweat and germs, and they need to be cleaned.
In the video, Cuid, who's TikTok handle is, demonstrates the four easy steps to making a better fitting mask:
- Wash your hands.
- Fold your mask in half.
- Tie each ear loop as close to the edge of the mask as possible.
- Open the mask and fold in the cloth to close up the small space around each ear loop.
Cuid says that her trick is especially helpful for "people with small faces," but is useful to everyone. "In, this might be a good alternative," she says in the video.
The video caught on quickly thanks to celebrities likeand posting it to their Instagram accounts, and has garnered more than 400,000 views on TikTok at the time this article was published. And for some mask misinformation to avoid, check out .
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