This Simple Face Mask Hack Is Going Viral Because It Makes Every Mask More Breathable
by Bethany Braun-Silva
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Wearing a face mask can be an uncomfortable experience, especially for kids. But, since the CDC recommends that everyone wear one in public, it’s become a non-negotiable, especially if kids are heading back to the classroom.
One thing that can make wearing a mask more comfortable, though, is a face mask bracket. The COVID-19 accessory recently went viral after Angie Madden, a teacher from Georgia, shared a video of her wearing one under her mask. She titled the video, “Teacher tip for all my teacher friends!.” Since she posted, the video has racked up over 31,000 likes and has been shared over 300,000 times.
Teacher tip for all my teacher friends! You have got to get one of these!!
Posted by Angie Madden on Friday, August 21, 2020
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Madden says that the bracket helps her talk without continually having to adjust her face mask. We love the idea of using something that makes wearing a mask more comfortable and breathable, especially for our kids.
We know it hasn’t been an easy transition getting kids to wear face masks each day and have written at length about the cutest face masks and face mask alternatives, face masks that make communication easier, and face masks accessories for kids to help make wearing one more enticing. But something as simple as a silicone face mask bracket might just be what we were looking for all along.
Face mask brackets sit comfortably over your nose and chin to provide space between your face and face mask. They make it easier to breathe and talk and provide an overall more pleasurable mask-wearing experience. Madden uses one when she teaches, but this will be a great back-to-school item for students, too.
The exact pack of face mask brackets Madden showcases in her video cost just under $16 for a pack of three. After wearing, she says she washes them every night with water and dish soap. While you don’t need a bracket if you’re wearing a mask for a short period, they are definitely helpful for kids who are heading back to the classroom and anyone who will have to wear their face mask all day.
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