Face Mask Feeling Uncomfortable Here s What You Can Do

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Make your face mask more comfortable by following these tips.

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Does your face mask feel tight around your ears when you wear it to the store? Do the straps dig into your head or chafe your skin? You're not the only one. With summer approaching, you may be wondering how you'll stay comfortable while wearing a mask when the sun is hot and your face is sweating. Fortunately, we have some tips to help keep you comfortable while wearing your covering, especially for longer periods of time.
As [/news/8-ways-life-could-be-different-after-cities-reopen-and-quarantine-ends/ businesses reopen] around the world, it's often [/news/face-masks-in-cars-stores-outside-places-youre-expected-to-wear-a-covering/ required that you wear face coverings] when you enter businesses and restaurants, to prevent the spread of the [ coronavirus]. Many [/news/where-are-face-masks-required/ states now have face mask mandates], too. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new guidance encouraging people in mass gatherings, like the [/pictures/scenes-black-lives-matter-protests-around-the-world-show-outrage-beyond-us/ public protests swelling across the globe], to [ wear face masks].

Any [/news/where-to-buy-face-masks-online-our-running-list-of-stores-to-check-out/ mask you buy] should fit above your nose and below your chin snugly, but not so tightly that it digs into your face. It also needs to be made from a breathable fabric, especially if it's multiple layers thick.

Whether you're wearing a [/news/making-coronavirus-face-masks-heres-what-you-need-to-know/ homemade face covering] or http://www.bullpack.de/index.php?mod=users&action=view&id=92886 a premade mask, remember you should always wash your hands before putting on the mask and after you remove it. Here's how to keep comfortable while wearing your mask in public.

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Prevent your ears from becoming raw
[/news/making-coronavirus-face-masks-heres-what-you-need-to-know/ Ear chafing] from wearing masks has become a common complaint due to the elastic rubbing behind your ears. Some people have gotten creative and started making [ headbands with buttons] to attach the elastic loops around.

If wearing a headband isn't really your style, you can always try the [ S-ring hook] trick. To attach your face mask, take the loops and place them around each U of the hook. Make sure the S-ring is centered on the back of your head when you're wearing the mask. The hook should help your mask fit better around your face since the loops will be pulled snug.

If you don't have an S-ring hook lying around your house, you can find mask hooks on [ Etsy] in different shapes, sizes and designs. Or place a piece of folded tissue between the strap and your ear for cushioning.