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Article: Why Silk Face Masks?

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Why Silk Face Masks?

Safety, Skincare, and Softness

The jury is in. One of the best things we can do to protect ourselves, our families, and our communities from COVID-19 is to wear a face mask in public. And while all face masks provide some level of protection, not all face masks are created equal. For superior comfort and protection, choose a silk face mask.

Silk face masks offer several advantages

Silk face masks are smooth, soft, and stylish. They are lightweight, thin, and breathable. And they're incredibly comfortable. If we have to have wear fabric on our faces for extended periods, we might as well treat our cheeks to some luxury!

Silk Face Mask

The benefits of silk face masks go beyond comfort

Dermatologists often recommend those suffering from acne and other skin ailments switch to silk pillowcases. The reason lies in the molecular structure of silk fiber.

While most fabrics absorb moisture, along with skin-irritating contaminants like dirt and oil, silk actually repels them. This property makes silk Hydrophobic. You can experience fresher skin by choosing hydrophobic silk face masks above the competition.

The Science on Silk Face Masks

Still not convinced silk is the answer? According to a recent study by medical sciences researcher Liji Thomas, MD, the most comfortable face mask may also be the most effective!

The water-repelling nature of silk makes it a superior material for protective face masks. We have all heard that coronavirus is transmitted through the droplets of moisture we naturally exhale as we breathe. While cotton and nylon tend to absorb water, hydrophobic silk is an especially effective barrier against the transmission of droplets.

If you want to read more about the benefits of silk face masks in clinical settings, check out this recent article. Here's a direct quote: 

'The researchers found that when used for protection of the face, silk is the most effective at preventing the penetration of droplets, and the least absorptive of water, because of its intensely hydrophobic character compared to the other fabrics tested.'

YALA silk face masks offer breathable protection in unparalleled softness

Breathe easy with a face mask made from nature’s softest fabric. Try one today! It’s one more way YALA is tending to your comfort and care.


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