( ENSPIRE Feature ) Mind Beauty Explains Why Wearing A Mask In Unbearable Summer Heat Is A Must To Stop The Spread
ENSPIRE Contributor: Re’Dreyona Walker
MindBeauty, creators of the AM99 protective face masks, is urging Americans to continue to wear face masks during the upcoming summer season. This will be the second summer in which Americans will attempt to navigate the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, as parks, beaches, and other public venues will see surges of attendance with the nicer weather. Although the summer heat can make wearing a mask feel clammy and uncomfortable, the AM99 face mask uses a sturdy material to help the mask not stick to faces like disposable masks often do. AM99’s nanotechnology helps to keep the mask clean and safe in a humid environment, and it will also stay odor-free, unlike other masks.
Although viruses die in heated temperatures, COVID-19 has proven to be an exception in certain cases. As we saw last summer, the coronavirus could remain persistent throughout the warmer months of 2020. MindBeauty’s team wants to actively encourage its customers and the public to wear a mask when necessary during the summer but advise finding a cool shelter if an individual experiences symptoms of overheating.
Studies from the prestigious John Hopkins University show that wearing protective masks can affect the amount of physiological stress on the body and raise the microclimate around the face.
“We want to encourage mask-wearing as the summer months approach, but we also want to be careful and cognizant of the dangers of overheating,” said Joei Lau, Founder of MindBeauty. “It’s important to identify areas where you can decompress when outdoors exposed to heat. Mask break areas are going to be key. If it becomes harder to breathe or you feel lightheaded or dizzy under your mask, it’s time to get out of the heat.”
Last summer, many individuals experienced extreme stress in the heat, causing them to feel like the mask is suffocating them. Without question, it can be psychologically draining during the summer months without the proper precautions. Taking breaks from the warm weather and being able to take off the face mask is going to be a necessary routine this year, but as Lau has been telling her customers, people must be sure to comply with the rules and regulations set forth by both public and private places.
“While removing the mask and getting away from the heat are going to be crucial for the health and well-being of many this summer, we must not forget to abide by the social distancing rules and face-covering mandates that were put in place for protecting our communities,” said Lau. “If we want to return to a sense of normalcy one day, we must play by the rules and be safe while doing so.”
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