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Fashion face mask

Posted on: May 22, 2020, by Jason

History of masks

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.

What is a mask?

  1. In the early 13th century, masks only appeared in the Chinese court. The waiter used a silk and gold thread to make a mask to prevent his breath from reaching the emperor's food.
  2. At the end of the 19th century, masks began to be used in the field of medical care. German pathologist Ledch began to recommend medical staff to use gauze hoods to prevent bacterial infections
  3. In the early 20th century, masks became a must-have for the first time in public life. The Spanish flu that has swept the world has claimed the lives of about 50 million people, and ordinary people are required to use masks to protect against the virus.
  4. In the middle and late 20th century, masks were used frequently on a large scale. The masks that have been recorded in the history of the flu have played an important role in preventing and blocking the spread of germs.
  5. In March 1897, the German Medtech introduced a method of covering the nose and mouth with gauze to prevent bacteria from invading. Later, someone made a six-layer gauze mask and sewed it on the collar. Just turn it over and cover your nose and mouth. However, this mask has to be held by hand all the time, which is extremely inconvenient. Later, someone came up with a strap to wear on the ear, which became the mask that people often use today.
  6. In 1910, the plague broke out in Harbin, China. At that time, Dr. Wu Liande, deputy supervisor of Beiyang Army Medical College, invented the "Wu mask".
  7. In 2003, the use and popularization of masks reached a new climax. A SARS almost made the masks out of stock. A long line of people stood in front of major drugstores, and people rushed to buy masks.
  8. In 2009, following the "avian flu" in 2004, the H1N1 flu" made the army of masks once again appear in front of the world's major news media.
  9. The emergence of the PM2.5 air hazard concept in 2013 triggered public attention to air pollution issues, making masks and other protective equipment very popular during smog.
  10. On February 7, 2020, in the Sterilization Supply Center of the Second Affiliated Hospital of Xi'an Jiaotong University, more than 30 medical staff and volunteers used medical packaging non-woven fabrics, absorbent paper for instruments, N95 melt-blown filter cloth and other materials to make mask.
Face mask N95

What are masks used for?

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.

Mask designs

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.

Mask idea

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.

Face mask pattern

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.

Cultural masks

Western mask culture

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”.

Oriental mask culture

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.

What is a fashion mask?

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

Where to buy fashion face mask?

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.

How to make fashion face mask?

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.

How to wear fashion face mask?

The same as the daily wearing of medical masks:

  1. Wash your hands first to prevent dirty hands from contaminating the inward side of the mask.
  2. When you get the mask, don't wear it in a hurry, firstly, unfold it left and right to distinguish the front and back of the mask and the top and bottom.
  3. Put the mask over, stick it to the nose and mouth of the face, and hang the ropes at both ends on the ears.
  4. Pull the folds of the mask up and down completely cover the nose, mouth and chin.
  5. Press the metal strips on both sides of the bridge of the nose with the index fingers of both hands so that the upper end of the mask can be attached to the bridge of the nose.

How to clean fashion mask?

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:

  1. Cleaning. First, gently rub the gauze mask with warm water and soap. The bowl-shaped mask can be gently brushed with a soft brush dipped in detergent, and then washed with water. Please be careful not to rub hard, because if the gap between the warp and weft of the gauze is too large, it will lose the effect of preventing droplets.
  2. Disinfect. Put the cleaned mask in a 2% per acetic acid solution for 30 minutes or boil in boiling water for 20 minutes or steam in a steamer for 15 minutes, and then dry it for use. This method is suitable for gauze masks and bowl masks.
  3. Check. Before using it again, you should carefully check whether the mask is still intact. For gauze mask, you can take a light transmission inspection method, that is, take a look in front of the lamp to see if there are obvious light spots, and whether the middle part and the edge part are consistent, if in doubt, replace it with a new one. In any case, masks and masks are generally updated after 3 to 7 times of cleaning, and masks of wonderful quality can be cleaned 10 times.

Types of masks

Cartoon mask

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.

Cartoon mask

Hunting masks

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

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.

Sport mask

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.

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