Random Fashion Questions: Facemask Styling


FrIEND
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13554 posts since 27/11/03

posted 5 Mar 2020 14:52, edited 5 Mar 2020 14:52
Hi Guys! SuperTed here - whats your favourite facemask and how do you like to style them?

inspired by this one right now:


Genevieve Appiah Kufour
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5 Mar 2020 15:11
I have been wearing one of these masks for some time now and can happily report that I'm virus-free for anyone who's seeking company.

fudge.dredd
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1258 posts since 15/12/12

posted 5 Mar 2020 15:24, edited 5 Mar 2020 15:24
Load of crap, don’t work.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/health-fitness/body/coronavirus-face-masks-truth-buy/

‘ Do face masks work?

They are not recommended by Public Health England (PHE), the NHS or the World Health Organisation (WHO), or the American Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) because there is no solid evidence they work and quite a lot of worry they may do unforeseen harm.’
FrIEND
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13554 posts since 27/11/03

5 Mar 2020 15:43
Whilst I prob agree with that…..why is everyone in China wearing them?
joeyjojo
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4211 posts since 24/8/06

5 Mar 2020 16:11
I knew it was fudge when I saw the first line of that
morning mist
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5 Mar 2020 16:40
fudge.dredd
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posted 5 Mar 2020 16:45, edited 5 Mar 2020 16:45
FrIEND wrote: Whilst I prob agree with that…..why is everyone in China wearing them?

Cultural.

‘ The underlying reason could be philosophical: All three countries have been broadly influenced by Taoism and the health precepts of Traditional Chinese Medicine, in which breath and breathing are seen as a central element in good health. “‘Qi’ is a central concept in Chinese cosmology—and thereby physiology—generally having to do with energy and vapor,” explains Michelle M. Ching, a board certified practitioner of acupuncture and herbal medicine based in Los Angeles. “Qi has numerous meanings in Chinese including ‘air’ [kong qi], ‘atmosphere’ [qi fen], ‘odor’ [qi wei], which is perhaps another reason masks are so necessary in China!, ‘strength’ [li qi] and ‘pathogen’ [xie qi]. When bodily qi is depleted, or its movement deranged, pain and disease develop. So breathing is critical in order to maintain good qi in the body.”

https://qz.com/299003/a-quick-history-of-why-asians-wear-surgical-masks-in-public/
fudge.dredd
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5 Mar 2020 16:45
joeyjojo wrote: I knew it was fudge when I saw the first line of that

You know yourself too well Cool
Dee
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11528 posts since 22/11/07

5 Mar 2020 16:51
fudge.dredd wrote: Load of crap, don’t work.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/health-fitness/body/coronavirus-face-masks-truth-buy/

‘ Do face masks work?

They are not recommended by Public Health England (PHE), the NHS or the World Health Organisation (WHO), or the American Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) because there is no solid evidence they work and quite a lot of worry they may do unforeseen harm.’

FFP2+ do work if fitted properly and used with other protecting elements like goggles. However, they're bad for anyone with the virus as they can make breathing harder but as protection they will help limit picking a virus up if airborne.

The other masks are only good for sufferers as they retain the infected moisture and are designed to be replaced each time (I think).

Theres a bit of spin on the usage as people are profiteering and causing a shortage but in the end if I'm watching doctors and specialist doing interviews with non infected people and they're both wearing masks then that tells you they're efficient at doing something.
FrIEND
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posted 5 Mar 2020 16:51, edited 5 Mar 2020 16:51

Hello hello




(I hate pasting pics here - such a pain)
Rirawin
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posted 5 Mar 2020 17:03, edited 5 Mar 2020 17:03
The common misconception in the West (before Corvid-19 kicked off) is that if someone is wearing a medical mask in public that they're crazy and that they don't want to catch anything.

When in fact it's out of politeness. China as well as other East Asian countries, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, etc. a person would wear one if they are ill, i.e. have a cold. It saves them having to cough or sneeze into a tissue (which sometimes you don't have time to catch as you're fumbling for a tissue), hands, or worse, not cover your mouth at all.

Despite recent media hype on Corvid-19 I've witnessed untold people (who aren't Chinese) who just openly cough or sneeze on public transport or in public without covering their mouths, and when they do, proceed to touch door handles, handrails, etc. straight afterwards - wash your hands you detty pigs.

(no germophobe)
FrIEND
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13554 posts since 27/11/03

5 Mar 2020 17:07
I’ve seen a lot of people in Asia wear them and also think sometimes it’s cause the individual has insecurities or havnt bothered doing make up. It’s just mega accepted now.
Rirawin
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5 Mar 2020 17:12
Aye, make up thing is another reason, as I found out from the missus Oops Laughing out loud
ismvil
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1020 posts since 16/9/11

5 Mar 2020 17:32
I'm with Fudge on this one, masks are for S&M, just wash your hands and don't use public transport.
morning mist
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3267 posts since 29/5/05

5 Mar 2020 17:38
Big Ass Sexy Nurse treats patient with Corona Virus

Corona porn starting to drop Cool
fudge.dredd
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1258 posts since 15/12/12

5 Mar 2020 18:52
No covid here!

quest
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3436 posts since 11/7/11

5 Mar 2020 19:04
bit of a cool story bro, but my boss has tested positive and I think second person in this country
MLI
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5 Mar 2020 19:15
Rirawin wrote: The common misconception in the West (before Corvid-19 kicked off) is that if someone is wearing a medical mask in public that they're crazy and that they don't want to catch anything.

When in fact it's out of politeness. China as well as other East Asian countries, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, etc. a person would wear one if they are ill, i.e. have a cold. It saves them having to cough or sneeze into a tissue (which sometimes you don't have time to catch as you're fumbling for a tissue), hands, or worse, not cover your mouth at all.

Despite recent media hype on Corvid-19 I've witnessed untold people (who aren't Chinese) who just openly cough or sneeze on public transport or in public without covering their mouths, and when they do, proceed to touch door handles, handrails, etc. straight afterwards - wash your hands you detty pigs.

(no germophobe)

In Japan it's actually the opposite, many friends and girlfriends there have admitted to wearing masks to not get sick when they're healthy.

Westerners in Australia generally think Japanese = polite, so to them when you wear a mask you are sick yourself and I've been wearing one on the bus now for a couple of years here in Australia and always get a seat to myself, unless an asian wants to sit down then they're happy to share a seat.

You're actually completely wrong in your assumptions.
FrIEND
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13554 posts since 27/11/03

5 Mar 2020 20:55
quest wrote: bit of a cool story bro, but my boss has tested positive and I think second person in this country

Is he wearing a mask?
fudge.dredd
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1258 posts since 15/12/12

posted 5 Mar 2020 23:53, edited 5 Mar 2020 23:53
quest wrote: bit of a cool story bro, but my boss has tested positive and I think second person in this country

Cool story bro but testing positive DOESNT mean you’re gonna die - what, 5000 people a month die from the common cold or flu-like symptoms, I don’t see people wearing masks all the time for them.

Needless to say I’ve had a ‘bug’ for three weeks, it’s just gone… for all I know, I’ve had it, fought it and it’s gone…