Silk face mask
D’aire Silk Mask
D’aire silk masks are available in various patterns, from Camo and Midnight Stars to solid colors like Rouge, Black, and Cocoa. They also feature an adjustable nose bridge, adjustable earloops, and a pocket for a filter. The masks are available in three sizes: Small, Medium, and Large. Covers can be washed in a machine with cold water and a delicate setting. D’aire sells filters custom-molded to fit their silk face masks. Filters are available in packs of 10 or 20
Claire & Clara Washable Silk Face Mask
The silk face masks from Claire & Clara are made of two layers. The ear loops are also adjustable. Face milk is available with or without filter pockets. Silk masks are available in five different colors: Light Blue (light pink), White (white), Navy (navy), and Violet. Claire & Clara sells a five-pack of the disposable filter.
Silk face masks have many benefits.
Guerra’s laboratory found that silk face covers repelled droplets and single-use disposable surgical masks in spray tests. But they have an advantage over surgical masks, which can be cleaned and reused. Guerra also said that silk is positively charged and has electrostatic properties. The positive charge of the outer layer of silk on a mask prevents small particles from passing through. Guerra said that silk has antiviral and antibacterial qualities due to the copper in it.
Finally, silk is good for the skin. Michele Farber MD, a board-certified dermatologist with Schweiger Dermatology Group, recommended silk pillowcases to be sensitive or acne-prone skin. Silk does not cause as much friction and irritation as other fabrics. This advice can be used for face masks. Farber says silk does not absorb oil or dirt as well as other materials, nor does the fabric strip moisture from your skin.
Double masking with a silk mask
Guerra’s research led him to suggest double masking, which involves layering a disposable face mask on top of a silk mask. According to the CDC, wet covers have lower effectiveness.
Farber said that double-masking does not give you the benefits of silk. Depending on your situation, she added that wearing a multi-layered, tightly woven silk mask with a mask filter can be an acceptable alternate. When cleaning your silk mask, Farber said you could either hand wash or machine-wash them. However, the instructions for each brand will determine whether this is acceptable.