Can Surgical Masks Be Worn on Both Sides?

Can Surgical Masks Be Worn on Both Sides?

Does it matter how you wear your mask? Technically, both sides are made of the same material, but there is a correct way to wear one.

A popular conspiracy theory dictates that surgical masks protect the person being operated on, not the surgeon, so wearing a mask backwards is the true way to wear it. This, of course, is false, considering that both sides of the mask are made from the same material.

We suggest wearing your mask color-side-out, with the nose wire on the top. Wearing it correctly ensures a better seal, which means more protection. Check out the video above for a more detailed explanation.