Please note its come to my attention from a reader the following masks are no longer FDA approved. The company name is called Fujian Pageone Garment and info on the masks can be found at:
‘Ello ‘ello! I hope you’re well today! It’s almost Friday yay! That doesn’t mean much nowadays but it does mean a bit of relaxation from work right? And I can sure use it because it’s been a bit of a busy week over here!
I was talking to a very lovely reader and new friend on Instagram a few days ago and she’s a teacher here in New York and has to go back to school in the next month. I sure hope she’ll be ok and safe! It has to be hard being a teacher right now I’m sure. If it’s your job please know I’ve always had the utmost respect for what you do but right now? You have double my respect because it has to be hard teaching kids from home and now, when things are so very scary, having to go back to work and tell kids they need to stay away from each other? You have a big task ahead of you! But I believe in you and know you’ll get it done because that’s what teachers do they get things done!
If you teach or you’re essential I thought I’d share one of the face masks I’m feeling safe in lately. I typically use washable face masks because they’re better for the environment not to mention they are just easier to keep clean and sterile. But if I’m doing something major like going to a doctor’s appointment or going to an area I know they’ll be a lot of people around I feel a bit safer in these masks.
So, few things before I give you my thoughts on this mask. First off, I’m not an expert on face masks and I can’t lay claim to how great these are working. I like them, they make me feel safe, but I don’t know if they 100% safe and I don’t know if they will prevent COVID. Secondly, I purchased them from Masksheets but I am not affiliated with them. I use that site quite often to buy sheet masks but I’m not involved with them nor affiliated with them nor am I receiving compensation of any kind for this post. The mask featured I purchased with my own money.
KN95 5 Layers Respirator Face Mask are the ones I’ve been using when I think I need extra protection. I use these in high traffic areas like trips to the supermarket. I gave my dad a bunch of these because he needs to venture out to the doctor soon and I feel like this is good protection for him. This is a five layer mask and it conforms well to my face and the nose wire really contours perfectly to my face. It also remains in place and doesn’t slip around or fall down like some of the blue surgeon masks do. It also seals around my entire mouth and nose. There isn’t a single area left open so I feel like I’m less exposed.
A box of five is currently on sale for $13.75 (I originally paid $20). I did Bill Nye’s little safety check with these by lighting a match and seeing if I could blow it out with the mask and I couldn’t. Just as an example how safe I feel in these would be the fact that if I am wearing it in my car and the AC vent is pointed near my face I’ll be able to feel the air blowing on my face but not on any area covered by the mask. Cool right? My sister also likes these as I gave her some and she loves they don’t fog her glasses up. The nose wire completely conforms to the contour of my nose and prevents any air from escaping which in turn means no foggy glasses!
I am guilty of re-using them but not too many times. Basically what I do is I keep them in a ziploc bag and I place that bag on top of my car console in the heat all day. I have hopes the sun is killing any germs in the mask. I re-use them about five times each before I toss them out.
Again, I’m not an expert. I dunno if these will prevent COVID but I feel quite safe in these and I think they are a great mask. If you need something a bit thicker with more protection than those basic blue surgeon masks you might want to try these out for yourself.
Let me know what mask you are using at the moment! I’m always shopping new ones!