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Tips For Wearing a Face Shield

by Holly Schippers | May 26, 2020

 

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If your salon has re-opened, you may have found some challenges with wearing a face shield while working. If not, here are some tips that could help save you some headaches when you do get back!

  1. Wear a headband under your face shield to catch most of the sweat, this will also help space the shield a little farther away from your face which helps with fogging over. 
  2. Angle the shield about 45 degrees away from your face, this will help keep you from bumping into it with your chest as you look down to work in addition to decreasing the fogging over. Keep in mind, most of the time your head is tipped down when with a client.
  3. Wipe the shield with a dry cloth to remove dust, then disinfect, then wipe down with a soft cloth and water. The dry cloth will keep you from scratching the shield with dust when you disinfect it, the water will remove the residue from the disinfectant that leaves smears, which are heard to see through.
  4. Wear a new shield each day. The top of the shield is foam and it needs time to completely dry out so that it does not get smelly. Having a new shield for each day gives them a chance to dry out fully. You might also want a backup in case one gets cracked or broken for some reason.
  5. Put the shield on about 3-5 minutes before the appointment begins, this allows it a chance to fog up and de-fog as it adjusts to the temperature of your breath. Pinching the top of your facemask to the top of your nose and making sure to tug the bottom near your chin so that the air is circulating properly will also decrease the fog effect.

Hopefully these tips help out, I hope you are all doing well, being safe, and finding the return successful!

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