As you know, we all follow protective measures such as hand sanitization, social distancing, wearing face masks in public places according to the World Health Organisation(WHO) guidelines. But do you know which face mask is better for you to protect you from Covid-19? In this article, you are going to understand the complete guide of face masks with 10 best cloth face masks and different types of face masks …

Types of mask

Respirators

A respirator is a type of mask designed to protect the wearer from inhaling hazardous atmosphere, fumes, vapors, and pathogens. Fit tested and seal check respirators are made of tangled fibers that are highly effective in filtering pathogens present in the air. These respirators must follow a filtration standard set by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health(NIOSH).

Surgical masks

Surgical masks are also a type of face mask mostly worn by health professionals during healthcare operations and procedures. It is a loose-fitting single-use disposable mask. Surgical masks are made of non-woven fabric by a melt blowing process. These types of covers are not to be shared between two persons.

As you know, surgical masks do not work like N95 respirators that's why it does not meet NIOSH filtration standards. Filtration of surgical masks varies from the range of 10-90%.

According to the Food & Drug Administration (FDA), Surgical masks are also able to block splashes and large particles and droplets but do not prevent small particles transmitted by coughs or sneezes. Surgical masks were unable to provide complete protection from tiny germs and other pathogens due to loose fit between mask and mouth.

Also, remember that you can't use surgical masks more than once. For safety measures, you must discard your mask in a plastic bag, put it in the trash, and finally wash your hands with hand sanitizer or soap and water.

 

Cloth masks

Finally, we have cloth face masks. It is the easiest way to create a barrier between pathogens in the air due to coughing, sneezing, or unwanted droplets while loud talk. Although, It is not more effective than the above two types of masks due to gaps near the nose, cheeks, and jaw where tiny droplets can enter. Also, the fabric is more porous, so small particles can quickly enter.

As per, Centers for disease control and prevention (CDC) guidelines, people should wear cloth face masks in public places or in more crowded areas or places where social distancing is challenging to maintain. Cloth masks can help to stop spreading coronavirus from those people who struggle with asymptomatic COVID-19.

Children under the age of 2 years should not wear a cloth face mask, or those who are struggling with breathing or are unable to remove masks without assistance.

 

10 Best Cloth Face Masks online India

Brand

Quantity

Price

1.Louis Philippe

5

  ₹599/-

2.Allen Solly

4

₹449/-

3.Van Heusen Women

4

₹499/-

4.Puma

2

₹474/-

5.Van Heusen men

3

₹499/-

6.Wildcraft

3

₹400/-

7.US Polo Association

3

₹473/-

8.Pure me N95

1

₹348/-

9.F Gear

3

₹379/-

10.Marc Loire

3

₹299/-

 

1.Louis Philippe

Louis Philippe

Louis Philippe men face mask is entirely made from cotton with an anti-microbial finish. It is a three-layered knitted face mask with melt-blown material for high efficiency of filtration from pathogens present in the air. As it is a knitted face mask, it has the right level of breathability and anti-dust properties. You can reuse it up to 30 wash.

It has soft elastic loops for extra comfort, and also you can use each mask for 6 hours only then shift to another one as it is reusable, which means that it is washable but always wash it separately at 40 degrees celsius for complete protection from germs and viruses.

It also has government-approved ASTM F2101 certification of 95% Bacterial Filtration Efficiency(BFE).

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Respirators


2.Allen Solly

Allen Solly

Allen Solly men face mask is entirely made from cotton. It has three layers for better filtration and a melt-blown interior layer for bacterial filtration of particle size larger than 3 microns. It comes with an anti-microbial finish to kill most of the bacteria itself.

It also has government-approved ASTM F2101 certification of 95% Bacterial Filtration Efficiency(BFE). It has two elastic bands, one for full backhead coverage and another one for neck comfort. It is washable as well as a reusable face mask. Before using just sanitize your hand and only touch to the elastic bands while wearing the face mask.

Layer 1: Premium soft fabric made from 100% cotton.

Layer 2: Melt blown material for high Bacterial Filtration Efficiency.

Layer 3: Knit fabric for comfort and safety.

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3.Van Heusen Women's

Van Heusen Women's

Van Heusen Women's cloth face mask is a three-layer face mask with the first layer made from light soft cotton for more comfort and adequate breathability. It has adjustable contour at the nose segment for perfect fit and functional aesthetic. It has Bacterial Filtration Efficiency(BFE) of 95% for particles larger than 3 microns. It also comes with an anti-microbial finish to always give you fresh air and protect you from microbes, pollution, and dust.

It comes in a flat fold design with seal pouch so you can carry it safely when not in use. You reuse it by washing it up to 30 washes. Like the above face mask, it also has melt-blown material for better filtration from outer microbes and pathogens.



4.Puma

Puma

As you know, Puma is the world's most leading sports brand from 65 years ago. Now this time in the coronavirus pandemic, they come with 5 layered reusable face masks. This face mask from Puma is reusable and super breathable. Puma also considers government regulation and safety standards while manufacturing and designing this mask. The inner layer of the mask has anti-odor, anti-microbial finish along with the moisture-wicking finish, which makes it wearable in any weather conditions.

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5.Van Heusen Men's

Van Heusen Men's

Van Heusen men's cloth face masks are made from light soft cotton for more comfort. It also has a triple-layer microbes filtration system With Bacterial Filtration Efficiency(BFE) 95% for better filtration of bacteria present in the air. The inner layer of this mask comes with an N9 anti-microbial finish to keep your mask always fresh and also protect you from microbes, pollution, and dust. 

It has an adjustable contour near the nose area for a perfect fit and a good appearance. This mask comes in flat-fold design in a securely sealed pouch. Even if you wash this mask, contour and fir will remain the same after the washing cycle. You can wash it up to 30 washes and reuse it. It has minimal eyewear fogging.


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6.Wildcraft

Wildcraft

Wildcraft Hypashield W95 is a 6-layered triple filtration reusable face mask. It is a reusable outdoor protection mask that protects you from dangerous microbes, pollutants, dust, and particulate matter.

Wildcraft Hypashield W95 is tested as per standards set by Bureau of Indian Standards(BIS) And approved by labs of the Ministry of Textile. Testing results show that it has more than 95% Bacteria filtration efficiency (BFE) for bacteria size of 3µm (micron). It also has more than 95% Particle filtration efficiency (PFE) for size over 0.3µm (micron).

It protects against accidental fluid/sneeze droplets with fluid splash resistance up to 160 mmHg, which does not allow any kind of droplets to reach your nose and mouth. It is designed for all weather conditions, along with excellent breathability and comfort. You can reuse it up to 30 gentle washes. But you have to wash it after everyday use.


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7.US Polo Association



US Polo Association

US Polo Association comes with a unisex cloth face mask. It is a triple filtration face mask with the first outer layer made of 100% cotton with a single jersey of 160 GSM which allows filtration of coarse particles present in the air. Second middle layer made of 100% polyester spun-bond non-woven filter for more excellent filtration of bacteria and small particles. The last inner layer is made of 100% cotton with a single jersey of 160 GSM for moisture control and anti-bacterial properties. It has a soft ear loop for better comfort and to avoid any kind of irritation. You can reuse this mask up to 30 times with a clean and hygienic wash.

 

8.Pure me

Pure me

Pure me comes with an N95 anti-pollution face mask, which is purely made from cotton for avoiding rashes on the face. It has 5 layered filtrations with a carbon filter. It has two PP non-woven filters for filtration from coarse particles and two melt-blown filters for filtration of bacteria and comes with one more activated carbon filter. It is a reusable mask that comes with four extra activated carbon filters. Make sure you remove the activated carbon filter before you wash it. You can use one activated carbon filter for 20-25 days.

Pure me N95 face mask has stretchable earloop for comfortable wear. It comes with an easy pouch for the store when not in use. It also comes with three different colors black, blue, navy blue. You can choose according to your fashion and sense of color.


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9.F Gear

F Gear

F Gear safeguard F95 comes with 7 layered outdoor unisex face mask. It is designed with 5 beam reifenhauser technology Germany. Innermost layers of the mask are Soft, Comfortable, and wholly made of skin-friendly fabrics used to maintain moisture. It has three layers of spun-bond for Splash/Fluid protection from droplets. It also has two melt-blown material layers; both have more than 95% Bacterial Filtration Efficiency(BFE) with one particle size of more than 3µm (micron), and another one has 0.3µm (micron).

You can reuse this mask up to 30 wash with mild soap. Always remember to wash your hand before wearing the mask and do not touch it frequently while worn. F Gear safeguards the F95 face mask successfully and conforms to the quality standard ISO 9001: 2015 standard. It also stands on the quality management system of medical devices and follows all the requirements of the ISO 13485: 2016 standard.

It has natural breathability and comes with a dual-panel the center-stitched pattern for better durability. The foldable design makes it very easy to store anywhere.

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10.Marc Loire

Marc Loire

Marc Loire comes with a five-layered ISO certified face mask, and it the best budget-friendly cloth face mask available in the Indian market. It has five-layered quadra filtration systems in which the Outer layer of this face mask is made with 3D mesh technology to block coarser particles. Next to the outer layer is the particle filtration layer made from fine layers to block small particles. There are double spun bond layers to protect from tiny particles present in the air. The innermost layer is made from soft linen fabric for comfort and moisture absorption.

Marc Loire's face mask is truly made in India. It is anti-dust, anti-smog, and anti-allergen three in one face mask. The hook and loop strap giver wearers comfort and nose curve design used to provide a custom seal and prevent fogging. You can wash it up to 30 times and reuse it.


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Conclusion

These are some 10 Best cloth face masks in India. If you have any kind of queries for me, then don't hesitate to ask me in the comment section.

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FAQ's

 

How to put a Mask on your face without infection?

1. Always keep in mind that make sure you sanitize your hand with soap and water or any alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

2. Place a clean mask on your face without touching the body of the mask.

3. Always wear the masks using ties or ear straps.

4. After this press the mask over the nose with thumb and index finger so that pathogens do no enter through the upper side of the nose

5. Ensure that the mask covers your nose, mouth, and chin for secure use.

6. After completing the setup, do not touch the mask with your hand.

 

How to remove your mask correctly?

Before removing the mask, just wash your hand with soap and water. After that, do not touch the front side of the mask; it could infect your mask. For removing the face mask, pull the bottom strap first and then pull top strap, then discard the mask and finally again wash your hand.

 

What is the difference between P2, N95, and KN95 face masks?

The difference between this mask lies in the testing requirements belonging to each country of origin. The P2 mask sticks to European testing requirements, N95 follows US guidelines, and KN95 belongs to Chinese testing requirements.