How to Clean Your Reusable Face Mask: Tips for Washing, Drying, and Ironing Your Cloth Masks


Now more than ever, we have had to not only embrace change but also become agents of change. Face masks have become a part of our daily routines, an essential item along with a purse and keys when you leave the house. While you’re doing your part in keeping others safe, make sure you keep yourself safe by using a clean face mask every few hours you are out and about. In order to get the best life out of your reusable face masks, it is important to take care of them the same way they take care of you!

Here are steps on how to best care for your new face masks:

Our Marcellamoda face masks are made of 100% cotton so they are prone to shrinkage if the proper steps aren’t followed. To ensure that your mask keeps its fit, follow these wash & dry instructions carefully:

Machine Washing

WASH: delicate cycle
DRY: Tumble dry on low heat (delicates)
IRON: low heat (mask only - not the filter!)

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You may be wondering, “can I wash my face masks with the rest of my clothing?” The answer is yes! If you want to take extra precautions to preserve the quality of your masks, we suggest washing them in a mesh bag that you may already use for intimate garments.

Washing by hand

WASH: Hand wash in hot water (85 F or 30 C) using a mild detergent
DRY: Lay flat and allow to dry completely. Dry in direct sunlight if possible.

The filters included with your Marcellamoda mask are also reusable. These filters are 100% recycled polyester and are washable. Follow the same instructions above to ensure that you have a clean and fresh filter every time you use your mask!

How often do I wash my face mask?

It is important to use a freshly-washed mask and filter every time you leave the house to ensure your safety. The CDC recommends that “cloth face coverings should be washed after each use. It is important to always remove face coverings correctly and wash your hands after handling or touching a used face covering.” For those going back to work and for essential errands, make sure you have enough masks to complement your lifestyle! Our Marcella masks come in packs of 2, 4, and 6. Feel free to mix and match colors of your choice! Our masks also come in child sizes for those grocery runs where you have to take the little ones along. We are playing our role to make the perfect mask for you, so that you can continue playing your role as a professional, parent, or citizen.


I LOVE these masks. They fit so well and are so comfortable not making my ears sore. I can wear them travelling all day and feel safe and comfy. Thanks for putting the thought and craftmanship into these. I handwash them and they still look like new.

Elise May 12, 2022

I LOVE everything about these masks, both adults and children.
I am still unclear on Mask washing instructions:
1) On delicate cycle in washer, what should the temp be? It doesn’t state.
2) Are these supposed to be dried each wear? Or is it okay to reshape and air dry?

Thank you so much! I love your customer service, welcoming and honest and absolutely helpful. Looking forward to hearing your answers!

Jodi May 12, 2022

Your masks are sooo comfortable and well made. I feel safe, secure, and loved with a Marcellamoda mask keeping my breath to myself. Thank you for spending way too much time thinking about masks. It was and is worth it to us all! xox

Carolyn Bishop September 29, 2020

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