if you havent already done so, you can start making your own masks. A note of caution, though wearing a mask is a layer of protection, but it is not 100, torrens armstrong says. What you should know before trying to make your own face mask brooke nelson updated apr. 13, 2020 expert-approved answers to your diy face mask questions, including how to clean it and what. we show you how you can make your own mask at home credit alamy. The centre for disease control and prevention (cdc) says cloth face coverings from household items or made at home from household. whether youre handy with a sewing machine, like cutting up old t-shirts or just want a quick fix, the principles are the same the more layers of material the better, and the mask needs to fit. Whether you use a store bought mask, make your own, or simply use a scarf, staying healthy and germ free is important to everyone. Do what you can to protect yourself and others, especially during times of increased illnesses going around your community. Whatever you choose, make sure to clean your face mask regularly. how to make your own face mask (whether or not you know how to sew) by scottie andrew, cnn illustrations leah abucayan, cnn animation kelly flynn, cnn.