Why you should wear a face mask

  • Remember when putting on a face mask meant slapping on a skincare product for a session of self-care? Yeah, neither do we.

    Our day to day lives have changed dramatically over the last few months and there has been much confusion over what we should or should not be doing. One thing that has been heavily opposed is the use of face coverings. With face coverings becoming mandatory inside shops in England from Friday 24th July, we are here to give you the science behind how face coverings protect you, in the hope that it will encourage you to protect yourself and others!

    First of all, a recap on how COVID-19 spreads and how face coverings can prevent it

    The virus that causes COVID-19 spreads through respiratory droplets (released when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or even speaks). If you are in close contact with someone who is infected with the virus, there is a chance these droplets could enter your respiratory system (hence the need for social distancing). Infected droplets can also be released into the air and fall down upon surfaces that you later touch, you could also pick up the virus this way, which is why good hygiene is now even more important than ever.

    If a person who is infected with the coronavirus is wearing a face-covering such as a mask, there is a much lower risk of them releasing infective droplets out into the air. Likewise, if you are wearing a mask, there is a greatly reduced chance of you picking up any of these pesky droplets.

     

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