June 23, 2021 With COVID-19 having been a part of our lives over the last 18 months, it is no surprise we are still all searching for the perfect face mask that is not only effective at keeping germs at bay but also kind to our skin. Since we know now that COVID-19 is generally spread through respiratory droplets generated when people cough or sneeze, masks are the perfect barrier to protect our noses and mouths from inhaling the virus. Silk Masks During the beginning of the pandemic, masks were in short supply and were prioritised for key workers and NHS staff. This meant the general public improvised on making home made masks out of any bits of fabric they could find, such as polyester, silk or cotton. How effective are silk masks? Throughout the pandemic, scientists have been researching the effectiveness of common material masks. Out of those tested, silk was proven to be the most effective barrier to droplets, thanks to its ability to repel any water droplets and moisture. Silk is also anti-bacterial and possesses hypoallergenic properties. Over the years it has been a commonly used material for surgical settings including the use of stitches. Benefits of silk masks Silk is a perfectly well suited material for face masks that possess wonderful properties. Being one of the most unique fabrics on earth, properties of a silk face mask include: Breathable Hypo-allergenicKind to skinNaturally moisturising Moisture wickingAntibacterial and antimicrobial We stock a variety of silk masks at Jasmine Silk, and their benefits are almost endless. Made from the highest grade silk, they’re not only effective but comfortable and look brilliant also. Benefits of silk masks include; Soft, comfortable and generously sized with comfortable ear loopsThe two layers silk are breathable but not flimsy Silk face masks can be worn separately or over any N95 or surgical maskReusable silk that can be washedHelps prevent skin irritation to face and neck Great for prolonged wear in comparison to scratchy or stiff materials With a full range of silk face masks available, along with silk bedding, clothing and pyjamas, you can be sure to be feeling great as well as looking great. For more blog content, or to shop our range, head over to our website here.