In the era new normal this Indonesian people have to get used to going outside the house by wearing masks. Including hijab users who must always wear hijab masks. During the Covid-19 pandemic, masks became one of the important objects to prevent the spread of the Corona virus. Masks are generally divided into two types, namely medical and non medical. Both types of masks are now present with a variety of views, even some masks that are veil friendly so hijabers can still protect themselves from the threat of viruses. Therefore, it seems there is no reason not to wear masks, especially when doing activities outside the home during the pandemic is not over.
However, hijab users often encounter difficulties when wearing masks. The difficulty that is quite often experienced is that the mask feels slippery and sagging so that only the mouth can be covered. This is certainly very contrary to the Covid-19 preventive health protocol. To be able to protect ourselves and others from the threat of spreading the virus, we cannot just wear a mask. Part of the nose as a means of respiration must also be protected very well, you know.
This is the right way to wear a hijab mask so it’s not slippery and sag
The rise of hijab masks that are now sold on the market should be more able to help the hijabers to protect the nose, mouth and chin from the threat of the Covid-19 virus. However, before using the hijab mask, let’s read some tips below so that the mask you use doesn’t feel slippery or sagging. After reading the following tips, guaranteed no more reasons for not wearing a mask.
1 Choose a mask material that is soft but not slippery
Choose a hijab mask made from soft materials, like cotton, one of which. A mask with a soft material will prevent skin from irritation. Also make sure the ingredients are not slippery and sag. For the hijab mask to work properly, the nose, mouth and chin areas must be completely closed.
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2. Avoid wearing the hijab made of slippery material
So that the mask you use does not change position and still cover the nose and mouth, you should avoid wearing hijab made from slippery material. There are two reasons why you should not use slippery hijab. First, wearing a slippery hijab will certainly be more difficult to arrange and allow the mask strap to sag. Second, slippery hijab makes you more often correct or rearrange the position of the hijab to keep it looking neat. Of course this will affect the location of the hijab mask you are using.
Try to use a hijab made from cool, smooth but not slippery so that the mask you use remains in its proper position and is able to protect hips to the maximum chin from the threat of spreading the virus.
3. Make sure mask size according to the face and not there is damage
Choose a hijab mask with a size that fits on the face. It’s important to choose a hijab mask that suits the shape of the nose, cheeks, and chin. Also look for the right size so it is not too big or too small.
Not only that, do not forget to check back the condition of the hijab mask. Make sure there is no damage such as a rope or rubber mask that has been loosened because it is used too often, and make sure there are no small holes. It’s useless to use a mask if it doesn’t work properly, right?
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4. Determine the top-bottom and inside and outside of the mask, not to reverse
If you wear a medical mask, it usually consists of two colors. Use the side of the white hijab mask for the inner alias in direct contact with the skin. While the outside of the hijab mask is usually more brightly colored (blue, green, or other) and has a rough texture. Do not reverse it using this one object because the outer layer of the mask has the ability to prevent splashes of liquid entering the nose and mouth.
For the top and bottom masks are somewhat easier to distinguish. For medical masks, the top is always equipped with a thin wire. The location of the wire is the main reference when you wear a medical mask. When wearing a medical mask, you have to glue the part of the wire so that it sticks and shapes your nose perfectly.
Distinguishing the four parts, top-bottom and inside-out, on a hijab fabric mask can be judged as difficult and easy because there is no thin wire used and the same cloth appearance on all sides. First, you must be observant about the mask pattern. Use the high curved mask pattern as the top part. Keep in mind, this first tip becomes invalid if the hijab fabric mask has a rectangular design where the top and bottom have the same pattern shape. Second, the outside and inside the mask can be distinguished by feeling the texture and looking at the upholstery.
5. Orderly when using a mask
These fifth tips require you to change your habits and ways of thinking. Always remind yourself not to open, remove or slightly lower the mask from where it should be. When the mask position is shifted just a little automatically there is an opportunity for dust, pollution and viruses into the mouth and respiratory tract.
In addition, too often opening, releasing or lowering the position of the hijab mask will actually make the rope or rubber mask become loose. As a result, the mask is not as tight when first worn and becomes easier to sag.
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6. Diligently replace the mask veil
If you wear a disposable mask (medical mask), get rid of it immediately after using it. If the hijab mask you use is made of cloth, don’t forget to wash it off immediately after your activity. You should have a collection of hijab cloth masks to make it easier for you to use a clean mask at all times. In addition, for reasons of maintaining the quality of the mask, it’s like collecting two to five hijab cloth masks is not excessive.
Must be practiced, do not use hijab cloth masks that have begun to feel loose especially easy to sag. Any type of mask when sagging and cannot cover the nose, mouth to chin perfectly becomes useless to use.
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7 Wear a mask with rope long
Until now there has been no study related to the design or model of fabric maxers to prevent Covid-19 transmission, but as a guide for choosing a hijab fabric mask make sure that the object can cover the top of the nose, mouth to the chin area. In addition, the hijab fabric mask must be installed perfectly covering the three main areas of the face.
You will find it easier to adjust with a cloth mask that has a long strap rather than elastic rubber on the ear. So, it is not only the color, motif, fabric type, size and position of the masks that are the main focus, but also the completeness of long straps becomes another important thing when hijabers use hijab masks.
After reading the tips above, hopefully you will understand how to properly use a hijab cloth mask so it is not slippery and sagging and is effective in maintaining the health of yourself and those around you.