Tuesday, June 02, 2020

how are you wearing your mask?

There have been quite a number of people here that do not properly wear their mask.

(photos from a Japanese website) I know it is getting warmer (and humid) but your nose should not stick out above the mask.
If you want to smoke, eat or drink, remove the mask by touching only the straps.

The mask should not be resting on the bottom of your chin/jaw.
Nor should the mask be so big that it isn't fitting snugly around your nose or mouth.
(if possible there should not be any space on the sides of your mask for air to escape)  

Our government has suggested wearing a mask/face cover when exercising and/or jogging. (the reason has  something to do with the heavy breathing) 

With the weather getting warmer, remember to hydrate and try not to overexert yourself.

I am worried about infection, but because I'm vain, a little more worried about the mark the mask will leave on my face from the sun....I think might have to get out and about only in the evenings from now on...


Louise said...

If you wear a hat with a wide brim, visor or ball cap (if the latter isn't considered too american or gauche on the streets of Tokyo.) it should cast a shadow on the part of your face that isn't covered by the mask, keeping you from getting a weird mask tan. I was worried about that myself while walking home from the store today.

I did she a neutragena fine mist facial spray with 100 spf. you could try spraying your face with something like that before putting on the mask, but I think the hat and shadow would work best. I hate wearing hats, so I'll be indoors with the exception of going from house to car and car to store, thus avoiding a mask tan. Also avoiding summer. I really hate heat and humidity unless I'm at the beach.

Stay safe! I don't have words to describe how horrible the covid test is, so that should be a motivator to wear your mask correctly and sanitize your hands frequently!

K and S said...

Thank you Louise, I don't usually wear hats, so I will try my sun umbrella....you stay safe too!

Take care.

Anonymous said...

yes, a visor is cooler, and women's golf types have larger brims. or sunbrella!

KirkK said...

You would not believe the variety of ways I've seen folks wearing their masks here Kat.

jalna said...

LOL, I never thought of getting a face mask tan. That's pretty funny.

K and S said...

V, I will definitely start using my sun umbrella! it is so gross and hot too with the mask!

Oh Kirk, I've been seeing the various ways on the international news these days...

Jalna, something to think about :)

Take care everyone!