Which Face Mask is Right For You?


It is now compulsory to wear face masks in shops, restaurants, taxis and public transport in the UK. While it is difficult to adjust to the new normal, the best way is wearing an anti bacterial face masks is necessary to stop the spread of coronavirus and keep everyone safe and healthy.

When you are choosing a face mask, make sure that it fits properly (it sits as close to your face as possible), allows you to breathe comfortably and has adjustable fastenings. You are less likely to wear an uncomfortable mask, so make life easier for yourself and buy one that you are completely happy with.

There are lots of face masks to choose from, but which one is right for you? This is the ultimate guide to anti-bacterial face masks, anti-microbial face masks and non-medical face masks in the UK. Read on to find out the pros and cons of each type of mask available on the market so you know which is right for you.

Single-use face masks

Single-use face masks are exactly what the name suggests, single-use. These are designed to be worn once and then thrown away. Unlike non-medical face masks, single-use anti-microbial face masks are designed for medical professionals and offer the highest degree of protection. If you are particularly at risk, then you should choose this mask. However, there are downsides, with the main one being the impact on the environment. This pandemic may continue for some years to come, and we’ll need to continue wearing masks during that period. If billions of people are throwing away a mask every day for years, think about how much space that would take up in landfill. Although anti-microbial face masks protect wearers to the highest degree, and are necessary if you work in the medical field, a multiple-use mask which can be washed may be preferable.

Cloth face masks

Cloth face masks are non-medical and are perfect for the fashion-conscious. These may or may not be anti-bacterial or anti-microbial, so make sure you check the packaging or ask the manufacturer if this is something you are concerned about. In general, cloth masks are mostly worn for style and will not provide any germ-killing effects. They will simply act as a barrier between your face and any airborne particles. They are still better than not wearing a mask at all, of course. You can find cloth masks in a variety of patterns and designs. Cloths masks can generally be washed, so these are better for the environment than single-use disposable face masks. You can make your own cloth mask by folding a clean piece of fabric, such as part of an old t-shirt or dress that you don’t wear anymore. Remember these may not fall under anti-microbial masks or anti-bacterial masks, so check with the supplier.

Eco face masks

Eco face masks are designed to benefit the environment. These anti-microbial face masks are non-medical but offer excellent levels of protection for everyday use. Keltic Clothing makes a fantastic anti-bacterial face mask that will protect you and also has green credentials. In fact, both sides of the mask are anti-bacterial and non-microbial, which will keep germs and particles out. They are made from recycled plastic bottles and come in a fully degradable bag made from sugar cane. A mask that is both anti-bacterial and anti-microbial will kill up to 99.9% of airborne bacteria, protecting you from getting seriously ill from the virus. It also has the benefit of behind-the-head fasteners to prevent your ears from becoming sore. This anti-bacterial face mask can be adjusted to suit any size or shape of head, so if you are looking for non-medical facemasks in the UK, then one of our Eco Face Covers is an excellent choice.

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