Adding a soft fleecy protective layer to your mask increases the seal of the mask.
It also decreases air circulation around the mask, thus increasing filtration through the mask layers.
With this layer you will feel the filtration increase, as your mask will gently move with your breath.
About the masks
All masks are made of 100% cotton (unless stated otherwise) and are pre-washed, hence some may look wrinkled ; )
I recommend you wash your mask daily, or after 4-6 hours of use. Wash in warm soapy water, if machine washing remember to remove the nose wire (recommended). You can wash your mask on regular cycle. Air dry, iron, and wear again.
You can make an easy filter with a folded tissue paper, kitchen (or shop) paper towel, a cotton handkerchief, or even with a cut HEPA filter (some manufacturers weave metal particles into filtering material, so do your part and research the material you're using). PM 2.5 charcoal activated filters fit most masks, but their best purpose is filtering dust rather than bacteria or viruses.
For virus protection Halyard Sterilization Material can be used (purchase in my online store) and it is the material that surgical masks are made with. Clean Halyard under UVc light or spray thoroughly with 70% alcohol, allow it to air dry completely before reuse. If you would like to try the Halyard filter write me a note and I will include a sample with your mask order. This is the filter I use.
Nose bridge wire
You can purchase extra nose bridge wire from my store. All masks arrive with the softer more pliable wire. If you are ordering Custom Mask, you will have a choice which nose bridge wire you'd prefer. If you are ordering from available stock, you can write me a note if you want a stronger nose piece, so I can switch it for no extra charge.