Throughout the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve all had to start wearing masks a whole lot more than we were previously used to.
Most of us in the West had never even worn a face mask before 2019. But now, it is a mandatory requirement for people in the UK to wear masks in the majority of public spaces as well as many other cities and countries across the world.
Although we might have gotten more familiar with the routine of donning and doffing a mask, and adding it to our list of daily essentials (now, when we leave the house, we do the mental check ‘phone, keys, and face mask’), there are still some things that we haven’t quite mastered yet.
One of the most common ongoing frustrations with wearing face masks is not finding them comfortable. This is, in the vast majority of cases, a problem that is felt by people who have bought a cheap and poor quality face mask (possibly because they didn’t realise how long they’d have to be wearing it for).
So, now that we know that face masks will be mandatory for the foreseeable future, we want to make the best out of the situation. That’s why we think it's so important to secure yourself a comfortable option such as a Cambridge Mask, which is far less of a burden to wear and also offers the best protection out there.
With this in mind, we’ve used this blog post to share our top tips to make wearing a mask as comfortable as can be. Below, we’ve listed our top 4 favourite face mask accessories on the market. These products include mask accessories to help breathing, face mask accessories for glasses, and mask accessories for ears.
These clever items are amongst the best face mask accessories on the market, so make a perfect way to create a well-fitting, stylish and comfortable face mask for the remainder of the pandemic and the foreseeable future.
1. Anti-fog Spray
Anti-fog sprays are fantastic face mask accessories for glasses wearers. These sprays are designed to act as an anti mist spray, which stops your glasses from steaming up (a common problem when you’re wearing masks and glasses at the same time). The tight fit of a Cambridge Mask has proven to reduce the issue of glasses fogging up for many of our customers as well.
You can find a great example of these face mask accessories from Axletic’s online shop. We would highly recommend this brand as an affordable and effective anti-fog spray provider.
2. Nose foam and head strap from Cambridge Mask
On our Cambridge Mask online shop, we offer a nose foam and head strap set which are part of our very own face mask accessories, which massively increases the comfort of wearing a mask.
This includes two accessories within one pack. The nose foam works to prevent masks from fogging up your glasses, while also helping to keep the mask securely in place. Meanwhile, the head strap helps to relieve the pressure and discomfort that can be caused from the ear loops of a face mask pulling the ears down when worn over a longer period of time.
The combination of these accessories help the mask to fit better, and they keep it securely in place (which is ideal for long-term use).
3. Face Mask Lanyard
If you’re going to be regularly taking your face mask off and then putting it back on again, a face mask lanyard will make the whole process far more quick and easy.
You can find a great range of these face mask accessories online, including these stylish accessories from MaskedMachinist’s Etsy shop.
Another stylish type of mask carrier is a beaded mask chain. We would highly recommend these cute accessories from Glitopia’s online Etsy shop.
If you have eyeglasses chain, you can repurpose them to keep your face mask handy—it’s a 2-in-1 accessory! We’ve seen some people cleverly use eyeglasses chains to keep their masks nearby and easily within reach.
There are loads of stylish eyeglasses chains available online, including these trendy chains from Zarchi LTD’s Etsy shop.
4.Travel pouch from Cambridge Mask
Keeping your mask clean is one of the best ways to keep your mask both comfortable and safe during use.
With our Cambridge Mask travel pouch, you can keep your mask safe and clean when you’re not using it. Plus, it makes it far easier for you to transport your mask when you’re out and about.
If you’d like to check out our full range of comfortable mask accessories, and secure a few stylish accessories to make your mask wearing more enjoyable, have a browse through the Cambridge Mask Co. online shop.