Making A Face Mask Comfortable In The Summer Heat

June 5, 2020

Masks might grow to be uncomfortable as temperatures rise and the fabric begins to trap heat, but are a necessary tool to reduce the changes of spreading COVID-19. Fortunately, there are some steps you can take to minimize discomfort. The best strategy for a heat-friendly face mask is to opt for a 100% cotton fabric. Polyester and other synthetic materials can trap heat, causing wearers to build up sweat and moisture around their face quickly. Probably the biggest adjustment wearers may have to make in adhering to mask recommendations in the summer is to carry more than one. As masks get damp from sweat, they’ll need to be switched out for a dry one. You’ll want to be sure to do that only after washing or sanitizing your hands and making the switch away from other people. Despite your best efforts, skin irritation might persist. It’s a good idea to use moisturizer to heal skin affected by trapped heat and moisture.

SOURCE: Mental Floss

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