• Alisha & Almaza

Fashion: Face masks to be part of our staple wardrobe.

We could have seen this coming, the next big thing (as they say!) Face masks and suppliers there of, are beginning to dominate our shopping channels. Here’s one to check out and some tips on ensuring you do-it-right!

As of 1 May all South Africans will be required to wear a cloth mask to ensure the safety of ourselves and others. The debate around necessity of using masks has been ongoing since the onset of the virus, however the WHO has in recent weeks come forward and recommended that people should wear masks in certain instances.  

Luckily a lot of clothing manufacturers are now producing masks for people to purchase online. However, as always, we want to ensure that we still look stylish and we are so excited to have found @soapboxkids manufacturing the most gorgeous masks for all tastes and all ages including ones for the kiddies. Sizes come in adult large, adult small and child.

Here are some tips on how to put on and make use of a mask:

1. Before putting on a mask, clean hands with alcohol based hand rub or soap and water

2. Cover mouth and nose with the mask and make sure there are no gaps between your face and the mask

3. Avoid touching the mask while using it, if you do, clean your hands with alcohol based hand rub or soap and water

4. Replace the mask with a new one as soon as it is damp or dispose of it immediately on returning home or after use, if it is a single use mask

5. To remove the mask, remove it from behind (do not touch the front of the mask), immediately take to a washing station or dispose if it is a single use mask, and then clean your hands with alcohol based hand rub or soap and water

Remember we are in this together!