What is “Mask Stink”?
With COVID-19 still a serious threat to public safety, it remains as important as ever to wear a mask when you are around other people. Unfortunately, mask usage can come with some unpleasant side effects. Wearing a mask causes you to sweat and captures saliva, skin cells, and even food, which makes a fertile breeding ground for bacteria and fungi. This can lead to the dreaded “Mask Stink”, the terrible odor that occurs as bacteria grow in your mask. Such odors can make wearing a face mask uncomfortable, potentially embarrassing, and downright gross.
How do Meryl Silver Ions Eliminate Bad Odors?
Luckily, Meryl is here to solve this problem. Meryl utilizes advanced Silver Ion technology embedded in the matrix of every strand of Meryl Skinlife 2.0 yarn. Silver ions inhibit the growth of bacteria, and with its unique amino sugar polymer sweat odor capturing technology reduces odor by a substantial amount—93.8% compared to masks made without the technology. Moreover, the Silver Ion particles are bonded to every strand of yarn when it is created, not a finish applied later, making it highly resistant to cleaning methods. This means the odor-reducing technology in your Meryl mask will stay effective through many many wash cycles for the life of your mask.
Public safety is important, but there is no reason it needs to come at the expense of good hygiene. We have enough going on in the current climate without having to worry about problems like face mask odor. So in these trying times, as you follow the CDC's guidelines for public safety in the COVID-19 era—washing your hands, keeping them away from your face, and practicing social distancing-- you can count on Meryl to your mask smelling sweet and you feeling confident.