As Omicron continues to spread in Hong Kong, you might be wondering whether you should be double masking like the experts have advised.
Microbiologist, professor and government advisor Yuen Kwok-yung said “citizens can wear two surgical masks at a time to increase air filtration and protect themselves against the highly contagious Omicron Covid variant,” while the CDC’s website also recommends adding an extra layer on top of your usual disposable mask for extra protection.
Now, we’re not saying that anyone should overdo it like the man who was spotted wearing a stack of disposable masks on his face in Beijing, but an extra layer never hurts, especially if it’s one that’s breathable, lightweight and can even disarm bacteria and viruses upon contact.
The 8Shades x Innotier Mask
Available in black and silver, the 8Shades x Innotier mask is the perfect outer layer to wear over your disposable mask. Interwoven with Ionic+ silver technology, it has been laboratory tested and proven to reduce the viral viability of SARS-CoV-2 by 99% upon contact, according to Innotier.
Thanks to the mask‘s silver fabrication, it’s incredibly thin and lightweight while being anti-odour, anti-static, and anti-bacterial. It also has UV protection (UPF 50+), adjustable ear loops, and a slimming design with an adjustable, contoured nose.
The best part is, the8Shades x Innotier mask is tested to stay protective for up to 200 (hand) washes, so you’ll be doing the planet a huge favour by swapping your disposable masks for this one. Not to mention, you’ll be one of the few people in Hong Kong (and the world) who owns a limited edition 8Shades-branded Innotier mask!
How to double mask
According to the CDC, it is not recommended to combine two disposable masks because they “are not designed to fit tightly and wearing more than one will not improve fit.”
Instead, they recommend wearing a disposable mask underneath a cloth mask, where “the cloth mask should push the edges of the disposable mask against your face.”
So, if you’re on the search for a thin, lightweight, breathable and protective cloth mask, be sure to take a look at our 8Shades x Innotier mask. Stay safe, everyone!
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