Face masks have become a staple in our wardrobes but it can get confusing knowing which one to buy. Based on your questions, we have put together some tips and tricks to help you choose the best face mask to suit your face and needs. If you're struggling to find a face mask to wear with your glasses or can't find one that fits your face well, read on to find out how we can help match you with the best fitting, most comfortable and stylish face mask.
What is the best face mask if you wear glasses?
Wearing glasses with a face mask can be a burden. Many masks push air up towards your glasses as you breath causing the glass to steam up. There are a few ways you can try to reduce or eliminate this issue:
Choose a fabric face mask that is close fitting and can make a tight fit around the nose and cheeks to stop the air coming up towards your glasses. for a closer fit.
Pull your face mask up so your glasses sit on top of the material. This should feel more comfortable and avoid any faffing or fiddling around, as a mask shouldn't be touched once it is applied.
Top Tip! Washing glasses with soap and water can leave a film on the lens that repels the water that causes the fog. This can help reduce the issue and makes wearing a face covering that little bit easier.
Which face mask is best for breathability?
There is no denying that wearing a face mask gets stuffy, especially on hotter days or on your commute. We rarely think about how we are breathing but as soon as you put a mask on, it becomes the centre of your attention. Face masks that sit a little bit further off the mouth and nostrils allow air flow more easily.
How to care for your face mask:
Reusable masks need to be washed regularly to get rid of any germs and keep them lasting longer!
Whilst it's not strictly necessary, we'd always advise washing masks as you would delicate items such as underwear and hosiery - use a laundry bag if available.
How do the adjustable nose face masks work?
The metal strip inside the top edge of the face mask is a malleable material so you are able to bend and mold the edge of your mask to fit closely around your nose and cheeks. This is to stop the escape and inflow of bacteria that is travelling in air particles. Not all masks have this, some designs have a more elasticated material that moulds to the skin naturally or their construction makes the top and bottom stiffer and tighter to create the necessary close fit protection.