Browse the net or read an e-paper, and pretty much all anyone’s talking about at the moment is Covid 19, the disease, its fallout, and gloomy statistics. At the time of writing this there have been more than 300,000 deaths worldwide, and the pandemic shows no signs of abating. So, what’s the first line of defense to keeping yourself safe? Besides the much talked about handwashes and sanitizers that is? Face masks thar’s what.
Seeing people wearing face masks on the street, in the supermarket and at work places has become a common sight, and medical professionals everywhere agree that these face cover-ups are really the best way to protect yourself (if you are Covid-free) and protect others (if you happen to be infected). We spoke to Dr Dhimant Goleria, a much-in-demand Mumbai-based surgeon who said that “Face masks are definitely recommended to the general population provided they are worn correctly.” This means, for the masks to be effective they need to be worn correctly, changed frequently, removed properly, disposed of safely and used in combination with good universal hygiene behaviors like washing hands frequently and always wearing or removing the mask after thoroughly washing your hands.
Luckily for you, Nykaa has launched some face masks to keep you germ-free in these troubled times.
This three-ply gem is a filtration mask that allows you to breathe comfortably. It keeps germs and air-borne infections at bay. In a three-ply mask, as the name suggests, there are three layers; the innermost layer absorbs moisture, the middle layer is the filter and the outermost layer repels water. You should always wear it with the pleated side facing outwards.
This disposable three-ply face mask comes with a three-layer design to prevent the spread of diseases and allows you to breathe easily. It has soft elastic ear loops that will help to keep the mask in place all day long. The melt blown filter is a high-performance, non-woven sheet made of special ultra-fine polypropylene fibers that prevents respiratory illness causing germs to seep through.
This mask is a must if you are planning to be out in public places. The high filtration efficiency will ensure protection from dust, infections and germs. You can breathe easy thanks to the low breathing resistance and adjustable head-strap that provides a custom fit. You can adjust it perfectly to fit around your head. The adjustable nose piece and inner foam provide a custom seal so you feel and breathe safe.
This is a top of the line filtration mask designed for healthy breathing. The KN95 mask is a single use mask that should be disposed of after use. Made of dust-proof, non-toxic, non-irritating, soft and comfortable material it protects you from infections and germs with at least 95% efficiency. This mask will ensure comfort during use while offering almost complete protection against air-borne germs, infections, and impurities. It also guards against dust, pollen and smoke.
And now for our personal daily favorite. While the three-ply filtration mask will allow you to breathe comfortably and keep germs and air-borne infections at bay, the added protection offered by the plastic face filter will also keep your eyes protected from germs carried by air and water droplets. Did you know that virus and bacteria can enter your eyes and cause illness? Wear this for double the protection and stay stress-free!