Back in March, it was tough to anticipate what life would be like sequestered in our homes under shelter-in-place restrictions. Now, fast forward to the eight-month mark of quarantine where everything from our Zoom-relegated social interactions to our WFH-office setups feel routine. And while there’s still much uncertainty in our midst, we do know a lot more about concepts that once felt entirely foreign to us — like, for example, non-medical face masks.
Today, the CDC updated its findings surrounding these cloth face coverings, asserting that not only do they protect the people around you, but they also provide a barrier for the wearer against the continued spread of COVID-19. We not only consider masks as everyday essentials now, but we’ve also developed preferences for the options (from neck-tying to sweat-wicking and fashion-forward) that best suit our face shapes and lifestyles. But even the most informed mask shoppers can still feel overwhelmed by the dizzying selection of coverings from brands and designers that have suddenly started offering them. So, we did what we do when attempting to suss out the good from the bad: we read the reviews.
Ahead, find the fruits of our painstaking internet sleuthing that details which mask styles landed most frequently in customer’s carts with positive praise. Whether you’re in the market for a pillowy soft iteration made from OEKO-TEX certified cotton, a light-catching and mood-lifting metallic model, or the mask that a pregnant woman found SO comfortable that she wore it while giving birth, there’s a top-rated option for you on this list.
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