How long to wear the mask

Since the Government decreed the use of the mask on a mandatory basis, both in public and private spaces with other people who are not from your family nucleus, the mask it has become an essential element. To this is added maintaining a safety distance of at least one and a half meters, as well as frequent hand washing. But when we wear the mandatory mask all day we wonder how long to wear them.

Undoubtedly, the antivirus mask is a protection element to avoid coronavirus infections. However, for it to be really effective it is necessary to follow certain criteria. For example, place it with clean hands, preferably just washed or disinfected, as well as adjust it correctly to the face.

Of course, do not touch it, do not cover only the mouth leaving the nose out, much less wear it on the chin or neck. But there is one more factor to consider: the lifespan of the mask and how long to wear the mask.

how to wash the masksTypes of masks and how long to wear the mask

There are different types of masks on the market, which can be divided into disposable and reusable. In the first case, they should be used only once, for a maximum of 8 hours and changed as soon as it becomes dirty, wet, we have sneezed, etc. In the case of the second type, they can be used several times after being properly washed or be multi-use anti-virus masks. The washing conditions also matter, because it is also not about taking the mask and rubbing it with soap and water, since it could be damaged in the process.

Regarding how long to wear the mask, the environmental conditions must also be taken into account, if it is a place where the safety distance is reduced and we are all the time with the mask on or if it is in an outdoor space and we can take it off for a while.

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Surgical masks: how long to wear them

Brianda surgical masks, the Ministry of Health has indicated that are recommended for all people, whether or not they present symptoms, to prevent them from infecting others. The duration time will depend on what the manufacturer specifies, as well as the expiration date of the product, although it is generally suggested that surgical masks be worn for up to 8 hours. It is also highlighted that, if the mask becomes damp or has deteriorated, it is discarded, even if the hours have not passed.

There are IIR surgical masks that protect against splashes of contaminated fluids with a resistance pressure greater than or equal to 16,0 kPa. Its use is up to 8 hours. These types of masks are the most recommended for day to day and you can find them in packages of 100 or 200 units in online stores such as Mascarillas Béjar. Also in child format with drawings in our online store.

There are masks classified as FPP1, FPP2 and FPP3, and if they have NRs, they are not reusable. The first does not protect you or others, the second and third does protect you. They are not washable and are recommended only for healthcare personnel. Many people reuse this type of mandatory mask, but it should not last more than a day to use it.

Companies that reusable sanitary masks they can be washed in a washing machine or with a solution of bleach with soap and water and rinse. They are considered as a measure against COVID-19. Their duration depends on whether they are reusable or not (they will have the R mark) and the manufacturer's instructions must be followed. They should be allowed to dry after washing. 

In Béjar Masks we also have reusable masks approved that allow up to 5 washes if you do not want to wear and discard a mask every day.

Cloth masks can be reused multiple times, but they have a problem: most do not have a filter and are not approved. A fabric mask that you make at home or buy in a Chinese store, although it seems more aesthetic and that you can reuse against surgical ones, does not protect you effectively enough against Covid. Even in some spaces such as hospitals its use is not allowed.

How long to wear the mask 2What types of masks are effective and last longer: at Béjar we give you the solution

Given this scenario, it is difficult to opt for a specific type of mask. We all wish we had an approved surgical mask that can be used for 6 to 8 hours, reusable and protects both others and those who wear it. Faced with this need, Mascarillas Béjar has emerged with their reusable sanitary facial masks, with the best of surgical masks, but also that they can be used several times, up to 5 washes, and that they can have different designs and colors.

 We are a manufacturing company of 100% Spanish masks. FPP masks are not the option because they make the wearer uncomfortable, nor are cloth masks, because they do not protect well against the coronavirusWe instead we offer approved surgical masks and reusable sanitary masks so that you have the best protection and duration in your masks.

Our reusable masks can be washed, they also have 3 layers, offering waterproofing and splash resistance with an effectiveness of 99,8%. They are light, you can breathe perfectly well with them and being Spanish, we guarantee quality and manufacturing standards. And not only that, but we offer you excellent prices and packs so you can buy masks. 

If you don't want the typical surgical mask, at Mascarillas Béjar we offer you our reusable sanitary masks with different collections of patterned and designer masks to match your style or look. We have an exclusive line of reusable masks designed by Ana Locking, Roberto Torretta, Devota & Lomba and Ion Fiz. And if you want custom masks for your company, an event, a club, etc., you should not fall for the cloth ones, because Mascarillas Béjar makes custom reusable sanitary masks. Visit our website now, contact and if you have any questions write to