Cubby-Cheek Masks

Cubby-Cheek Masks

One Size Does Not Fit All

Consider the variety of hat sizes from small to triple X. Especially if you have generous facial features, look for adjustable straps and nose bridge when purchas­ing a face mask. The main cloth piece should be large enough for your face, even with mejillas cachetonas (chubby cheeks).

A mask that fits properly should extend vertically from the bridge of your nose to beneath your chin without slipping. Horizontally, it should extend midway to your ears without forming an air gap. Even with proper mask dimensions, some heads have very small (cantaloupe) or very large (watermelon) circumference. Ears also vary by person. They can be small, large, or set high. All this affects fit.

Wear Masks Correctly

You can wear a face mask every day and still get sick by not wearing it correctly. It should be at least 2-ply and cover both your nose and mouth.

If you must wear masks all day, additional accessories can ease comfort. Friction from extended mask-wearing can develop redness and skin peeling on your nose and ears. Doctors and nurses working long shifts to care for COVID-19 patients appreciate the benefit of adjustable straps that bypass the ears and alleviate pressure points. Masks with full-head straps have long ribbons that tie behind your head.

More Than Masks

Browse masks in a variety of sizes with accessories to help them fit comfortably. The 1.4-inch buckle may be the ideal size to repurpose adult masks for small children. The 2.3-inch buckle with 3 adjustment levels is more suitable for small-head adults and teens or children with wide heads.

The 6.5-inch silicone strap with 16 adjustment levels has a comfortable notch for most adults. Also shop for masks in several sizes that are suitable for tiny children through full-face adults. Get something that fits today. #MaskUp

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