COVID-19 Face Masks: 4 Common Complaints & How to Fix Them

COVID-19 Face Masks: 4 Common Complaints & How to Fix Them

Posted by Lady Fuschia on 8th Mar 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic brought on a new normal of wearing face masks and social distancing in 2020. It changed the world forever as it affected millions of people and businesses around the world. In the new year, global statistics have seen a decline in coronavirus cases and with the vaccine rolling out, the hope is that the situation will be under control soon.

It is a crucial time to continue the prevention of the spread of the coronavirus as the vaccination goes on in the next few months. Until there is herd immunity, everyone, including kids and adults, should continue to practice safety protocols including wearing face masks with filters.

It is understandable to have complaints about wearing masks and face shields after a year of prolonged use. Here are some ways to help make mask fatigue a little better.

Foggy Glasses and Obscured Vision - Since day one, glasses-wearers know the struggle of wearing masks and ending up fogging up the spectacles. It can be hard to see when this happens which can be potentially dangerous when you are out in public.

When the mask sits loose against the face, the exhalation from the mouth will mostly go up to over the eye area. To minimize fogging and improve vision, tighten the face mask around the ears by tying a knot with ear loops. Reposition your glasses to reduce the cloudiness. You can also apply anti-fog sprays and cleansers to your glasses.

Mask Too Tight and General Discomfort - Some people may find standard masks to be too tight-fitting and this can lead to a lot of discomforts especially if you have a full day ahead. How can you expect to fully concentrate on your tasks if you are feeling comfortable? Luckily, there are mask variations out there that you can try. Some materials are more comfortable likes masks made with cloth (with filters, of course) and higher-quality disposable masks.

Bad Breath - Mouth breathing can lead to an overall decrease in saliva which causes more bacterial growth than usual. When this happens, it can lead to bad breath and possible cavities that could lead to tooth decay. You can combat bad breath under your face mask by breathing more through the nose. If possible, up your oral hygiene regimen by brushing your teeth twice a day. Drinking more water throughout the day also helps.

"Maskne" and Skin Irritation - Mask acne or “maskne” is one of the most physical side effects of wearing face masks all day. Others also experience other types of skin irritation such as rashes and contact dermatitis. There are so many factors when it comes to skin conditions and one way to manage it is to wear a new mask daily. If you're using a reusable mask, remember to wash it frequently.

Another tip, especially for the ladies, is to avoid wearing makeup under the mask. If you can get away with minimal makeup or not wearing any entirely, the better. For present breakouts, make sure to cleanse your face properly every night, moisturize, and use an acne spot treatment on pimples.

Mask-wearing is here to stay, and it continues to protect us against COVID-19 and other airborne illnesses. Lady Fuschia has a range of wide fashionable face masks to help keep you and the community safe from COVID-19 and other airborne illnesses. Browse through our collection of kid and adult masks to find the right one for you. For questions and other inquiries, feel free to contact us. We love to hear from you!