Protective Face Masks: Tips for Wear & Care

Our Grizas linen protective face masks can be used as an additional precaution in public spaces, preventing unnecessary touching of the face.

We know that many of you have already received your face masks, so we thought it may be useful to share some advice on how to wear and take care of them.


You should always wash your hands with soap or sanitiser before putting on your face mask.

Identify the correct side of the mask before putting it on: the red mark shows the bottom of the mask.

Pick up the face mask by the loops and make a knot so that the mask fits your face closely. Put on the mask, starting with one ear then the other. Fit the mask to your face and ensure that it is as close as possible, covering your mouth, nose and chin. If you feel that the mask is loose on your face, you need to adjust the knot.

When wearing or putting the mask on, try not to touch the middle part of the mask and only touch the loops. Remove the mask by touching the side strips only and wash your hands afterwards. If you haven’t been able to avoid touching the mask, wash your hands thoroughly.


You can either machine wash or hand wash the mask. When machine washing it, opt for the highest temperature of up to 90-100 °C to ensure the bacteria are killed.

You can also hand wash the mask in a sink or a bowl. Take the sizing knots out to leave the strips loose. Lather the mask and rub it with soap or gentle laundry detergent. Make sure that inside and outside of the mask including strips are washed. Pour boiling water on top of the mask in a bowl or sink (be careful not to burn yourself), leave the water to cool off for a while and rinse the mask in clean running water afterwards.

You can also steam/iron the mask before wearing it – the mask will become softer and the high temperature of the steam will also sterilise the mask.

We recommend changing the mask at least once every four hours, or whenever you feel that is is wet. Please remember to always wash your hands before putting the mask on.

If you would like to purchase from our range of Grizas reusable face masks, click here.