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How to hand wash your silk face masks?

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You should wash your reusable mulberry silk face masks every day, whether you toss them in the washing machine or hand wash them. To prolong the life of your Luala Silk Mulberry Silk Face Mask, we recommend hand washing. Much like our skin and hair, Mulberry Silk is a delicate, protein based fiber. It is important to treat it as you would the skin on your face: Gently.


If silk face mask machine washable?

In a pinch, you may machine wash your mask by placing it in a mesh washing bag and setting your machine to the cold water Silk/Delicates setting. Please do not use powder detergent or tumble dry. Whether machine wash or hand wash, It is recommended that you wash your face mask after each wear and proper washing is important for the integrity of the silk fabric and for it to maintain its softness.


The Do's

  • Hand wash
  • pH neutral liquid detergent
  • Cold water
  • Hang dry
  • Iron on lowest heat

The Don'ts

  • Powder detergent
  • Bleach
  • Tumble dry
  • Wring
  • Dry clean
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1. Add a gentle, pH neutral liquid detergent to a basin or bowl.

2. Fill the basin with cold water.Always wash your face mask inside a wash bag to protect it. If you don’t have a wash bag, a great alternative is putting it inside an old pillowcase.

3. Add your Luala Mulberry Silk Face Mask to the basin.

4. Soak for 5 minutes, then gently agitate.

5. Rinse with cold water.

6. Place your mask, outside down, on a towel. Gently roll your mask in the towel to absorb excess moisture.

7. Hang to dry.

8. Once dry, iron on lowest heat setting to smooth wrinkles. Alternatively, a steamer is better used with distilled water


Pure mulberry silk is the highest quality silk in the world. It is also the most expensive silk.

The process of making mulberry silk can take weeks. The fabric is harvested from the cocoons spun by silkworm larvae in Vietnam during their metamorphosis into moths. The silkworms are fed mulberry leaves so they can produce the silk they spin the cocoons with. 

However, the extra work and the resulting price are well worthwhile. Because of its smoothness silk is gentle on the skin. It also doesn’t absorb as much moisture as other fabrics, making it less susceptible to odors. This keeps the mask comfortable on your face throughout the day.

Unlike with disposable face masks, Luala silk face masks are made from the finest mulberry silk which is more durable and resistant to odor accumulation. They can thus be reused rather than thrown out. We use the best mulberry silk fabric and proudly claimed as sustainable silk or organic silk.


Each Luala Silk face masks are thoughtfully created from heart and hands of our skillful artisans. 

10% of the profits made from the sale of silk face masks are given back to the funds helping Vietnamese people to support Covid fighting campaign in Vietnam

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By wearing Luala Silk face masks people raise awareness for mental health issues, environment protection and celebrate artisan's spirits


After a year of normalized face masks, scientists and medical experts across the country are studying which types of fabric are most effective at protecting us against the coronavirus. Notably, researchers are investigating silk. In September 2020, University of Cincinnati researchers showed that, when compared to cotton and polyester, silk face mask is most effective weapon at preventing small aerosol droplets from penetrating masks in a laboratory setting — including respiratory droplets that carry Covid-19 and are released when a person infected with the virus sneezes, coughs or talks. This is the primary way the coronavirus is spread from person to person, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

According to the recent study published by The University of Cincinnati, Guerra’s lab found that "silk face coverings repelled droplets in spray tests as well as disposable single-use surgical masks.” But silk face mask coverings have another advantage over surgical face masks: They can be cleaned and reused. Additionally, Guerra said silk has electrostatic properties, meaning it’s positively charged. When a silk face mask has an outer silk layer, small particles stick to it due to the positive charge — and those particles consequently don’t go through the fabric. Silk also has some antiviral and antibacterial properties given the copper found in it.

Silk is known to be good for your skin. Michele Farber, MD, a board-certified dermatologist at Schweiger Dermatology Group, recommended silk pillowcases for acne-prone and sensitive skin, as it does not result in as much friction — and therefore irritation — as other fabrics. That guidance can now be applied to face masks. Farber said silk also does not absorb as much oil and dirt compared to other types of fabric, nor does it strip as much moisture from skin.

The purpose of wearing a mask during a pandemic is to prevent you from unknowingly spreading the virus in your community. Wearing a mask while in public is not necessary, but highly recommended. Unfortunately, non-reusable face masks and PPE are being discarded in the streets and adding up too many tons of waste. Therefore, Luala Silk makes reusable face masks from silk to minimize the production of this waste. Our silk products are made from best quality silk fabric, either from dead stock fabric or up cycled vintage designer scarves, they are unique, stand out and stylish. Happy masking and stay safe in style with Best Silk Face Masks from Luala Silk

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