During our current Coronavirus pandemic, wearing a face mask has become as normal as wearing clothes. According to the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), CDC reviewed the latest science and affirms that cloth face coverings are a critical tool in the fight against COVID-19 that could reduce the spread of the disease. We all have a responsibility to protect ourselves, our families, and our communities.

How to Properly Care for Your Cloth Face Mask

According to the CDC, cloth face coverings should be washed after each use following these instructions:

How to Clean a Cloth Face Mask

  • Washing machine – You can include your face covering with your regular laundry. Use regular laundry detergent and the warmest appropriate water setting for the cloth used to make the face covering.
  • Washing by hand – Prepare a bleach solution: 5 tablespoons (1/3 cup) household bleach per gallon of room temperature water OR 4 teaspoons household bleach per quart of room temperature water. Check your bleach to make sure it is designed for safe use on colored clothing. Also, check the label to see if your bleach is intended for disinfection. Some bleach products, such as those designed for safe use on colored clothing, may not be suitable for disinfection. Ensure the bleach product is not past its expiration date. Never mix household bleach with ammonia or any other cleanser. Soak the face covering in the bleach solution for 5 minutes. Rinse thoroughly with cool or room temperature water. 

How to Properly Dry a Cloth Face Mask 

  • Dryer-Use the highest heat setting and leave in dryer until completely dry.
  • Air dry-Lay flat and allow to completely dry. If possible, place the cloth face covering in direct sunlight.
    **Make sure to completely dry cloth face coverings after washing

Caring For Your Eyes Every Day

With our eyes now more than ever being a focal point that people see, it’s important to take care of them too! Minimize wrinkles and protect your skin by avoiding excessive sun exposure, especially during the peak period of 10am-3pm.

When you do go out in the sun, apply a SPF 50+ sunscreen that protects against both UVA and UVB rays. Since the skin around your eyes is incredibly delicate, use a nourishing and moisturizing eye cream with anti-aging ingredients (ask us about our very own La Bella Vita Eye Cream). Don’t forget the power of beauty sleep too!

Stay tuned for La Bella Vita Medispa’s next blog post about our non-invasive cosmetic treatments for EYES! Sending you and your loved ones prayers for good health.

Wear your masks! XO

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