how to clean your face mask – Australian Face Masks

How to clean your reusable mask

The below is a guideline to washing and caring for your reusable masks! Do not use disinfectant to clean your masks.

Machine wash your mask

Step #1:

You can wash your AFM mask in a washing machine. The settings need to be on warm water, above 60 degrees celsius.

Step #2:

Once washed, wash your hands with warm soapy water and then hang your mask out to air dry.

Handwashing your mask

Step #1:

Fill a sink with warm water at 60 degrees celsius or above, with soap or laundry detergent.

Step #2:

Hand wash the mask thoroughly, rubbing the fabric together. You can also leave your mask to soak for 5-10 minutes.

Step #3:

Rinse the mask under running water to wash out the soap or detergent, squeezing out as much water as you can.

Step #4:

Hang out the mask to air dry. Do not tumble dry.

Step #5:

Store your clean, dry mask in a plastic bag or container to ensure no contamination.

Remember: Always wash your hands before touching your clean mask!