If your ears ache like crazy right now, you’re doing something right, mask-wise. But good news! With these accessories, you can make wearing a face mask a whole lot more comfortable, and for glasses wearers, a whole lot less foggy.
Plus, if your state is like mine and has mandated mask-wearing in all public spaces (it’s about damn time, Tennessee!), then investing in one or all of these accessories is totally worth it. Though we have to say, even if your state hasn’t mandated it, wear the damn mask. You can save the world and your ears, yay!
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Top image: Nose clips from MonsteRawr Makes
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I’m constantly taking my mask off and putting it back on as I run errands and return to my car, so I love that this mask cord keeps it suspended around my neck. Instead of where it usually ends up, in my back pocket or on the floorboard of my car, ew. Check this one out from Kimsters Kreations on Etsy.
The medical community caught onto this trick earlier, but now I’m totally borrowing it. Ear savers are just an elastic band with two buttons that your mask elastics can latch onto, taking the pressure off your ears. I love that these ear savers from Eymbellish Designs come in a zillion different patterns, so you can make it your own.
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Nose clips! As glamorous as they are functional, ha. But seriously, these hold your fabric mask snugly around your nose, which means less breath escapes to fog up your glasses, so they really are a find. Plus, you’re not constantly readjusting your mask if your is slightly looser around the edges. These colorful nose clips from MonsteRawr Makes come in packs of three and won’t break the bank.
Another way to take the pressure off your ears is to grab some of these mask mate sliders at Whimsical by Mily. They stay on the legs of your glasses and support the mask so your ears can get a break. Bonus: you don’t have to attach and reattach them every time you mask and de-mask like with the ear savers (at top). I’m partial to the donuts, but this shop offers some other adorable options, like unicorns and crowns. Yes, queen.