Reusable face masks have become the norm, and no, and although restrictions will be lifted in June, it’s likely we will still need to wear face coverings for the foreseeable.
While surgical face masks are no longer just reserved for healthcare workers, most people are turning to reusable fabric face masks as a more practical and less wasteful solution. With that in mind, we’ve rounded up a few options you can buy online now.
Do I need to wear a face mask?
At the moment, we’re still required to wear face coverings indoors and on public transport, to avoid inadvertently spread germs. The government hasn’t yet announced when this rule will be scrapped, so for the moment it’s the one essential item you need to take with you everywhere, alongside some antibac of course.
Do face masks work?
Face masks are mainly to protect others rather than the wearer, and fabric face masks won’t be as efficient as medical grade ones, but they are better than nothing, especially if you can wash and reuse them. The fabric used also makes a difference, as it should be able to filter particles, for example, silk doesn’t according to studies, so make sure you do your research.
Please note you should wash your reusable face mask after every wearing, so it’s worth stocking up if you don’t want to end up with all of them in the wash at once.
Where to buy face masks
If you’re not a dab hand at sewing, fear not, you don’t have to make your own (though if you do, here are the guidelines) as loads of fashion brands have jumped on the bandwagon. Here are a few options you can buy now, including some stylish ones, because it can’t hurt to match your mask to your outfit.