The history of masks can be traced back to a long time ago, but ancient masks and medicine are not much related; the earliest "mask-like objects" in historical records appeared in the 6th century BC. Yes, when carrying out religious ceremonies, you usually wrap your face in cloth. In a sense, this "mask" is a symbol of identity. In the stone carvings of the Persian tombs, the priests wore "masks."
The earliest researches on masks that have a close relationship with health may appear in the Yuan Dynasty in China. According to records, servants in the palace of the Yuan Dynasty put on masks to avoid contaminating the food for the emperor.
In addition, there are many records about masks, such as Japanese ninjas, doctors in medieval Europe are not tolerated by wizards, wearing masks to prevent them from being recognized, etc.
A large number of studies have proved that masks can effectively prevent the spread of disease. Masks have a certain filtering effect on the air that enters the lungs. When respiratory infectious diseases are prevalent and when working in polluted environments such as dust masks, wearing masks has a very good effect.
Nowadays, in addition to the medical mask above, there is also a mask that deserves people's attention, that is, non-medical masks are also often called fashion face mask. Next let us further understand what is a fashion face mask.
Due to the monotonous appearance and traditional white cotton masks, young people have no interest. Instead, fashion face masks with various styles and bright colors are popular.
Since the beginning of modern times, the decorative meaning of masks and masks has become more and more obvious. You can often see masks and masks as a decorative element in the design of major brand conferences.
The face mask pattern is mainly printed on cotton masks. This type of mask is made of multiple layers of cotton cloth as the main material. Its main function is to protect against cold and warmth. It can prevent cold air from directly stimulating the respiratory tract, but it does not have the effect of dust and bacteria. Cotton masks have a lot of freedom in design, and printed patterns can be designed on the outer surface of the mask, which has a high usage rate in daily life.
In the West, people are only taught to wear mask when they are sick. Masks are regarded as tools to protect patients and prevent the spread of disease, so healthy people do not need to wear mask. Therefore, during the new coronavirus outbreak, overseas Chinese students If you go out wearing a mask, they will stare at you as if you were a virus spreader. According to a survey of some Europeans and Americans by the Global Times, they found that they think that wearing mask in public will make them feel “worried”, “frightened” and “fear of being looked at by others”.
Asian countries like China, North Korea and Japan have a long tradition of wearing mask. For example, in China, in 1910, Dr. Wu Liande invented modern medical mask during pneumonic plague. According to anthropologist Christos Linderis, masks became a symbol of China ’s status as a modern scientific country. In 2003, the SARS epidemic again led to widespread use of masks as anti-virus protection measures in China and other parts of East Asia.
In Japan, wearing mask has long been regarded as a way to appease others during a cold or flu. Some Japanese people also turn masks into fashion accessories, matching their clothes with different colors and patterns. For young women without makeup, wearing mask can make them more courageous to contact others.
In general, the biggest difference between fashion face mask and medical mask is that fashion mask do not have the function of preventing the spread of germs, only the functions of warmth, dustproof and ultraviolet protection.
Fashion face mask are often sold in some jewelry stores, but more people choose to buy online. Buying online not only has more choices, but also cheaper prices, but pay attention to the quality of fashion face mask. If you use inferior fabrics, you might as well not wear them.
The specific production process is similar to ordinary mask. The biggest difference is the selection of a cotton mask, which is printed with colorful mask patterns on the front of the cotton mask.
The same as the daily wearing of medical masks:
ashion face mask should insist on daily cleaning and disinfection, whether gauze mask or air filter masks can be disinfected by heating. The specific approach is:
Cartoon mask are more used by children and girls, because the usual cartoon mask is cute face mask, which are very easy to arouse children's interest. However, it should be noted that many cartoon mask do not have antibacterial effects, but only keep warm and beautiful. If you want to achieve antibacterial effects, you still need to use real medical protective mask.
Hunting masks are mainly used by soldiers or hunters. The main functions of Hunting masks are to prevent the interference of mosquitoes, prevent the discovery of enemies or prey, windproof, keep warm and prevent ultraviolet rays.
Sports mask can prevent viruses, because sports mask are anti-fog masks, and viruses are generally spread through droplets. The viruses in the droplets will attach to the aerosol particulate matter, and anti-fog masks can filter aerosol particles. Most aerosol particles can be filtered out, so sports mask can help prevent viruses.
Sports mask are specially designed for people in the process of exercise, which can eliminate the heat, carbon dioxide and water generated during exercise in time, which can effectively improve the smoothness of breathing.