19 February, 2021

4 Myths about wearing a face mask

4 Myths about wearing a face mask

Since the onset of the coronavirus, face masks have become the newest accessory that all of us incorporated into our wardrobe. It is now extremely paramount to wear a mask, especially at places where it is hard to maintain social distancing. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, all of us should wear masks in public areas as it not only prevents you from contacting the virus but also stops it from spreading.

However, there have been some unnecessary circulations of myths going around face masks which we will try to debunk one by one.

Myth 1: Wearing a face mask can overall protect you from COVID-19

While wearing an n95 mask can prevent you from catching the virus, however, it doesn’t guarantee that it will protect you entirely from COVID-19. Hence, you should be vigilant and stick to other necessary precautions such as social distancing and using hand sanitizers religiously.

Myth 2: Wearing a mask will increase the amount of carbon dioxide you breathe and make you sick

For several years, health care providers have worn masks for hours with no adverse health reactions. The new age masks are extremely comfortable and breathable. You don’t have to worry about hypoxia which is lower oxygen levels in healthy adults. Carbon dioxide can easily diffuse through your masks as you breathe.

In case you still feel uncomfortable, try to limit your talking and breathe through your nostrils.

Myth 3: All face masks are reusable

You can wash and reuse cloth masks from time to time. However, that is not the case with every safety face mask. If you are using surgical face masks, then you need to dispose of them after you are done.

Myth 4: You don’t have to wear a mask at home

One of the primary reasons why you need to wear a mask is to prevent you from contracting the virus. However, if you have tested positive for COVID-19 and live with your family, you MUST wear masks at all times. Especially, when someone in your family is vulnerable and can catch the virus.


Wearing a mask is a step forward in slowing the spread of COVID-19, so be a responsible citizen and wear your Safekind mask whenever you step out. They have a ProGuard 5 layer technology for supreme protection and are designed thoughtfully to ensure the comfort and safety of others.

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