One effective way to protect ourselves from germs that causes diseases and of course from pollution is by wearing a surgical mask. But, have you ever pondered if you have worn it correctly from the first time you have used it? Are you confused why it has two colored and plain white sides? If you want to know the medically recommended ways of wearing a surgical mask, then keep reading.
Which side of the surgical mask needs to be worn against and outside the mouth? The colored or the plain white one? And Why?
- The plain white side of the surgical mask must face your mouth. It is because this side is absorbent which means it can absorb any fluids or sweats coming from your nose and mouth to keep your face clean and dry.
- Wear a surgical prepper face mask with the colored side facing outside. It must be faced outwards because it protects you from airborne pollutants, germs, and fluids that can cause diseases by blocking them.
- If ever you are wearing it the opposite way, you are making a big mistake. Always follow the medically recommended way of wearing a surgical mask. Remember that the colored side is designed to repel. So, for example, when you sneeze, the germs will not get through the mask instead it will just bounce back into its surface resulting in you inhaling it again.
Over to you
The main purpose of surgical masks is to protect us from germs, airborne pollutants, and fluids that can give complications to our bodies. Even if you have it but not wearing it appropriately, then it is still useless. Wearing it incorrectly decreases its effectiveness and may cause you to feel uncomfortable. Stop the misconception that they can be worn on either side and spread this information to your loved ones. Wear it properly and accordingly to avoid further problems with your health.