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It wasn’t all that long ago that we were amazed when we would watch the news from other countries and see people wearing facemasks. These days, it is not only is a necessity because of the coronavirus pandemic, it is becoming somewhat of a fashion statement. You can purchase a regular mask that is a one-use option or you can purchase reusable masks that come in all different colors.

Of course, the primary reason why we are wearing masks is because of the coronavirus pandemic. It is a necessity in many areas to have one on when you are out in public, and you probably already realize how to test them to make sure they are effective.

One thing that most people tend to overlook is the necessity to replace the mask on a regular basis. If you have one that is washable, the need to wash it regularly also applies.

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Pretty masks all in a row … . Who says you can’t be safe AND stylish?! ☺️ . This pretty batch features fabric from “The Open Road” collection by @bonniechristine for @artgalleryfabrics – and yes, I’m totally smitten by them. How about you? 🥰 . . . Pattern Credit: my sweet friend @jitkadesign 🌱

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This is also something that we have become somewhat of an expert in, as we all had to learn about proper mask care when the pandemic started.

The news anchors on TODAY recently stepped up to the plate to do some investigative work. They wanted to find out how dirty the masks got when they were worn. This was not only true on the inside but also the outside of the mask. They tested some that were reusable and others that were disposable. There was only one mask that didn’t have any bacteria on it when all was said and done.

Watch the video to find out more: