Face Mask Frustration Fixes

Face masks protect you and others from disease, but long term use can cause discomfort. These tips should help alleviate the most common frustrations.

  • Ear pain and skin sensitivity – Choose natural materials like cotton and get creative with where you loop the straps, try a high bun, sew buttons onto a headband, or buy or make a connector for the back of your head.
  • Headaches – Set a timer to remind yourself to drink more often to prevent dehydration of caffeine withdrawal.
  • Breathing trouble – Practice mindful breathing exercises or find a place to be alone without your mask for a few months.
  • Foggy Glasses – Wash your glasses with soapy water or an anti-fogging product, and fit your mask so the top is more tight than the bottom.
  • Breakouts – Wash cloth masks and your face daily, and use a noncomedogenic moisturiser. Consider not wearing makeup under your mask.

Remember, wearing a mask is an act of kindness. Even if you don’t have symptoms, you can shed viruses to those around you.

Reference : https://blog.ohiohealth.com/solutions-to-common-face-mask-frustrations/


9 Comments Add yours

  1. Maya says:

    Thanks for sharing, it will be really helpful.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. GS says:

      I am glad you found them useful Maya.

      Liked by 2 people

  2. kittysverses says:

    Thank you for the tips, Doctor. Much needed. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. GS says:

      Most welcome Kitty. These are very practical.


      1. kittysverses says:

        Yes indeed. Thank you, Dr. 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

  3. clcouch123 says:

    Thank you for this. As is the tendency with what you share, what is provided here is timely and useful.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. GS says:

      Thank you. I am glad you found the post useful. Wearing a mask that offers a snug, but comfortable fit helps to protect you and others from the coronavirus. You want a snug fit across your nose, on the sides, and under your chin. A snug, comfortable fit also reduces skin problems. If the mask feels too tight or slides around on your face, it can irritate your skin. You’re also more likely to adjust a poorly fitting mask. When you touch your mask, you can transfer germs to your mask and your face.

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