I want to help you get more out of your mask, and that is the purpose of this article. We are out to help dogs, yes, that is why I have created this company. On the other hand, it would mean the world to me to make this a safer world for mankind. We take our role seriously and want you to survive COVID and whatever comes next.
First of all, please wash your mask daily. It's handy to have a second one for the next day, but most times it will dry overnight, depending on the relative humidity where you live. Washing is easy, but care is not common sense, so let me share some ideas from the mistakes I made.
1. Remove your mask using the string. Remember, the front of the mask is meant to make the air droplets slide down. They don't automatically slide 'off' at the end of the day. You could have quite a collection on the outside surface...that is the mask doing its job, keeping them away from your breath. Do 'not' touch the front of the mask. Remove the filter if you have one, before washing; throw it out at the end of the day if it is subject to heavy use. On that note, you may not want a filter in addition to the three layers you already have if you are jogging or conducting heavy work-outs; it nearly killed me (yes we run all types of tests on these before you get them!).
2. Under 'no' circumstances touch the inside of the mask, you don't want to
contaminate it. This is closest to your breath.
3. At the end of the day, place the mask in a bowl (preferably stainless steel) or your sink. Removing it with your strings lay it down in the sink/bowl face down (ie white facing up). Now, add 3 servings of liquid hand soap onto the inside (it will bubble up and cover the outside as well). Leave it in there for 10 minutes. This will break down the cell walls of anything touching the mask.
4. After 10-15 minutes, pick it up and rinse it well. Hang it by the string and let it dry overnight. It should be dry the next day if you are don't live in a highly humid environment. Alternatively, you can throw it in the wash, delicate cycle. Do not microwave or place the mask in an oven of any kind to dry it; man-made materials melt and burn.
A. Do not place the mask to dry somewhere where there is a risk of contamination (ie near worn clothes).
B. Only remove or wear it with the strings.
C. Tighten it up as much or as little as you need depending on your environment.
D. Use a PM 2.5 filter and replace it daily. Yes, it costs to do so, but this is your life
E. Be careful, anything can get you sick. Wear gloves when pumping gas (how many people touched that nozzle?). Door handles, car door handles, boxes in the mail. Groceries. No, don't get paranoid, that is unhealthy. Be careful. Look at how many people tested positive. Realize people as young as 9 died. Even if you think you're immune because you are young, it can still damage your lungs permanently.
COVID is not just another flu. This virus can enter your system and fool your bodyinto thinking it is not foreign for a week or more so you do not develop antibodies until they have reached a critical mass. Please take it seriously so you can enjoy your beautiful life. It is a gift and every day counts. Be careful out there. Being careful may not completely protect you but not being careful can kill you. Be careful as we count on each one of you to be our future customers as we roll out our brand with more and more products for you to enjoy...we really need you to be alive so you can buy them!!!
Be healthy and safe
CEO and Chief Creative Designer