Not all of us can, will, and want to work from home no matter how much we want to try to avoid the global pandemic, which is still affecting so many people all over the world. (When will it end?) 

Everyone has a job to perform and contributions to make to society and their family. People still need to go to the shops, go outside, and mix with other humans. Our front-liners are sacrificing their health to render care to people in need of their services. Likewise, some people are also risking their health to find means to earn money and survive the crisis this pandemic brings. The government and health sectors are continuously reminding us all about the safety health protocols one must follow to reduce the transmission of the virus, and one of which is to wear a face mask. If you will observe, there’s a lot of face masks available in the market and they all vary in size, wearability, and even their effectiveness to keep you safe from COVID-19. Yup, you read that right. Not all face masks are the same but wearing one still makes a difference from no protection at all.

The best face masks for work? Well, to be honest, in order for a face mask to be the best and most effective, it must be worn appropriately. The nose and chin area should be comfortable and slip-free. No matter if it’s tied behind the head or looped over the ears with elastic, as long as it stays in place, it will be okay. Risky masks that require constant adjustment can fall off the face, become loose, and allow smells, smoke and germs in. Infected hands may accidentally expose you to the virus if you are continually touching your face to keep your mask from slipping down. As long as a mask is worn right, it may serve as an effective deterrent against touching your face. To minimise the risk of infection from getting into the air and being breathed by others, use a face mask. Several layers are more effective at preventing tiny particles, according to much research. Avoid face masks with exhalation valves at the same time. Some disposable and fabric masks have an exhalation valve on their front. But because it discharges unfiltered air, it does not safeguard others if you’re ill, the valves make breathing out easier, and that does not protect others if you’re infectious.