How to care for your hand-made silk face mask | Thread Tales Care Guide
Follow our four easy steps to care for your silk face mask.
Are you debating whether to buy a reusable silk face mask because you fear it may be too high maintenance? Then think again, because we are about to show you how easy it is to care for your Thread Tales silk face masks.
How to wash your Thread Tales silk face mask
Our silk face masks are washing machine safe and can be washed at 60° in line with WHO’s health and safety guidelines. However, please keep in mind that this is not the most environmentally friendly kind of wash and that you can machine wash your mask safely at lower temperatures or can hand wash it in hot water but reducing waste by using less of it. Please use a silk-friendly detergent to keep your mask’s colour shiny and vibrant for longer.
How often you should wash you mask
Wash wet or dirty masks as soon as possible to prevent them from becoming mouldy. Wet masks can be hard to breathe through and are less effective than dry masks.
How to dry your mask
We would recommend air drying your mask by flattening it to restore its original shape and laying it carefully on an airer, away from direct sunlight.
What about ironing my mask?
Ironing your mask will get any creases out and leave you with a nicely pressed face mask that is more comfortable to wear. If you are ironing silk, ensure you have got the iron on the silk setting.
The heat from the ironing also helps to eliminate unwanted germs, bacteria and viruses, especially if steam ironing.