With the CDC recommending cloth face covers, many Americans wear masks in public. Masks should be washed each day to reduce the risk of infection. When removing your mask, take care to not touch the contaminated side of the mask to your face and place the mask directly in your washer.
To help masks last longer and reduce skin irritation, Elizabeth Mullans, M.D., Board-Certified Dermatologist recommends using mild, fragrance-free detergent, hot water and white vinegar (which has antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties), then drying with higher heat settings in a dryer. Having multiple masks will help them last longer.
– Katie Betz, The SWFL 100