Since the pandemic, this accessory is compulsory in enclosed spaces such as public transport or supermarkets..
Those who opt for reusable protective masks are often faced with doubts about their washing.
We should treat them like a piece of clothing and sanitize them after use. This is the only way we can reuse them safely!
As for the masks sold by Protect Move website, washing is simple and quick: just go to the machine with the usual detergent and at 60ºC. If this temperature rule is respected, Protect Others guarantees that the masks have a durability of up to 50 washes.
Handwashing is inadvisable and makes it difficult to control the temperature, one of the most important criteria for proper mask hygiene.
As for drying, it must always be done in the air and, in this case, without using a dryer.
The mask can be worn continuously for a period of 4 hours. Protect Others advises that the garment should always be washed at the end of the day or when it is damp. It should also be washed before first use.
As a rule, all reusable protective masks come with some information about temperature and the type of washing that can be done.
This is undoubtedly a very important data because it allows to sanitize the masks without taking away the properties that help to avoid the contagion of the coronavirus.
Disinfectants for washing masks? No
Many people believe that sanitizing masks with disinfectants such as alcohol or bleach is beneficial but this is wrong.
These types of products should be applied to objects or surfaces for destruction of microorganisms but never to tissue masks.
Once applied to the protective masks, the disinfectant can alter the characteristics of the tissue or even create some kind of respiratory problem.