Caring for your mask

The latest CDC guidelines on caring for your face mask can be found by Clicking Here

In brief, this is what we’ve got for you.

Storing Wet or Dirty Masks
Store your used masks in a sealed plastic bag. Wash as soon as possible so as to avoid molding or setting of stains. * Wet masks can be hard to breathe through and are less effective than dry masks.

Storing Lightly Used Masks That Are Not Wet Or Dirty
You can store your mask temporarily to reuse later. Remove your mask correctly and wash your hands after touching a used mask. Keep it in a dry, breathable bag (like a paper or mesh fabric bag) to keep it clean between uses. When reusing your mask, keep the same side facing out.

If you are taking off your mask to eat or drink outside of your home, you can place it somewhere safe to keep it clean, such as your pocket, purse, or paper bag. Make sure to wash or sanitize your hands after removing your mask. After eating, put the mask back on with the same side facing out. Be sure to wash or sanitize your hands again after putting your mask back on.

Washing Your Mask
Wash your cloth mask whenever it gets dirty or at least daily. If you have a disposable face mask, throw it away after wearing it once.

With a Washing Machine
Include your mask with your regular laundry. Use regular laundry detergent and the appropriate settings according to the fabric label.

By Hand
Wash your mask with tap water and laundry detergent or soap. Rinse thoroughly with clean water to remove detergent or soap.

Washing Your Mask

Wash your cloth mask whenever it gets dirty or at least daily. If you have a disposable face mask, throw it away after wearing it once.

With a Washing Machine
Include your mask with your regular laundry. Use regular laundry detergent and the appropriate settings according to the fabric label.

By Hand
Wash your mask with tap water and laundry detergent or soap. Rinse thoroughly with clean water to remove detergent or soap.

Drying Your Mask

With a Dryer
Dry your mask completely in a warm or hot dryer

By Air
Hang your mask in direct sunlight and dry completely. If you cannot hang it in direct sunlight, hang or lay it flat and let it dry completely.

NIKKI MASK recommends ironing your cleaned and fully dried mask with a steam iron for a cleaner looking finish.