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Restaurant Employee Solutions for Mask Breathability and ‘Maskne’ Issues

by Rachel Kwon |

In this recent pandemic world, the face mask has become an essential accessory. The majority of research data regarding mask-wearing supports it as a key preventative measure to decrease viral spread.

Since they are always customer-facing, workers in the restaurant, foodservice, and hospitality industries are required to wear masks all day. As a result, they are creating problems from long hours of use. Products that seemed acceptable for the new normal are proving to have some cons. Reusable cloth masks have created new issues such as skin breakouts and mask breathability issues.

The skin breakouts that occur after wearing a mask have become so common that mask acne’s been named “maskne” on social media. Recently, many dermatologists have been saying that their patients’ concerns about serious skin breakouts are increasing due to the daily use of cloth masks, since these types of masks cannot be easily cleaned during a work shift. Conversely, single use masks can become very costly for a restaurant or hospitality staff working every day.

Mask breathability has become a big issue as well, due to workers need to constantly communicate through a piece of fabric. Most materials were not designed for mask breathability, not to mention that seeing the worker’s mouth (to read their lips or see their expressions) is impossible with opaque cloth.

Restaurant, foodservice, and hospitality industries have continued searching for the optimal PPE products that do not hamper workers throughout their work shifts. But the pandemic mask mandate has not made it easy. Fortunately, there are suitable alternatives on the market.

 

Shield of Glory’s mission is to provide the best hygienic mask products for customers to use and trust. The company wants to bring high-quality products that ensure safety. Hence, when the company prepares to add a new production, they take thorough actions to make sure it is safe for human health. All of Shield of Glory’s products need to go through rigorous testing by internationally well-known lab facilities like SGS, KTR, etc. to be listed.

 

Shield Of Glory Mask Hygienic Transparent

Mask Tall + Standard) is made with non-toxic, eco-friendly replaceable materials to lessen the waste to the environment and provide a safe product for consumers to trust. The plastic material used to make the product is 100% polycarbonate, which is the same material used to make baby bottles. The manufacturing process of producing polycarbonate is very costly and requires high processing temperatures.

However, the main reason why Shield of Glory requires 100% polycarbonate plastic to be used, in comparison to most companies using ABS plastics that are less-costly and harmful, is that the migration levels of bisphenol A from polycarbonate plastic under real-life conditions are well within science-based safety limits. Also, polycarbonate is not included under California Proposition 65 that lists chemicals that cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm.

Concerns regarding “maskne” are eliminated with Shield of Glory. The hygienic mask’s chin pad that directly contacts the user’s skin is made with allergen-free silicone material. This enables users with sensitive skin to wear the mask for a long time without having ‘maskne’ breakouts, or marks on the face.

Shield of Glory’s innovative technology of Transparent Hygienic Mask was developed with rigorous research, testing, and effort. The design and technology were patented since 2009 to protect its invention. Domestically and internationally, customers who have used and purchased their products were satisfied especially with the fact that it is safe and allows better mask breathability for longer usage. To read more reviews, visit the Shield of Glory SG4 webpage.

For more valid information that customers and users can be sure of, the Shield of Glory product passed the test by SGS which complies with the specifications for polycarbonate polymers requirement (stated in US FDA21CFR 177.1580). The Polycarbonate shield proves its antibacterial efficiency function by the test passed from KTR. For greater detail, visit here.