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    17 Problem-Solving Products To Make Wearing A Face Mask With Glasses Easier

    All your chafing, foggy lenses, and sore ears are about to meet their match.

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    Hey there! By now you're up to speed with the CDC's recommendations on face masks and know what situations require them and where they're recommended, dependent on your area and vaccination status.

    Two cartoon people wearing masks

    Since face masks continue to present a few unexpected challenges for people wearing glasses, I rounded up some of the best problem-solving products on the internet:

    1. A popular streak-free anti-fog spray you can quickly apply to eyeglasses, sunglasses, and face shields to prevent them from fogging up while you're wearing a mask.

    2. A 3D mouth bracket you can clip to the inside of your face mask to keep you from breathing in fabric, keep pressure off your nose, and — most importantly — help prevent your glasses from fogging up.

    3. A soft silicone ear saver and mask extender that works overtime on problem-solving — not only does it take some of the pressure off your ears, but it can help reduce fogging by tightening your mask.

    A model wearing a mask that is pulled together around the back of their head by the silicone ear saver, which has three different toggles on the back for sizing

    4. Or a pack of extender straps made with plastic hooks, so it lays a little bit flatter on the head.

    5. OR — for a snugger fit — stretchy extenders with adjustable Velcro that loop around the back of the neck. These let you make much more precise adjustments for the *CDC's kiss* perfect fit.

    6. A handmade 3D-style face mask designed to be worn with glasses and sunglasses. The construction of the fabric around the nose stops fogging right at the source, and the thick seams prevent glasses from sliding down.

    A model in a blue 3D face mask that sits more off the nose wearing a pair of sunglasses

    7. Or a face mask with a nose bridge engineered to conform to your face shape and significantly reduce glasses fog (and is made with stretchy cotton ear loops to prevent ear ache).

    Reviewer image wearing a black face mask with around the ear loops and glasses that are not fogged

    8. A nose clip you can snap right onto the top of any face mask to reduce the amount of warm air floating up to fog glasses in the first place (*and* keep your mask nice and snug on your human face).

    9. Or strips of double-sided face mask tape perfect for when you know you'll be wearing face masks for longer periods, like out on an errand or at work. Not only does it make you less likely to fiddle with your mask, it works *wonders* on glasses fog issues.

    A reviewer image with their mask on and glasses fogged "before" and then unfogged "after"

    10. Or for more of a DIY vibe, a roll of micropore tape you can cut yourself and either use to tape the bridge of your nose, or even the entire front top of your face mask to lock it in place.

    Rolls of white micropore tape in a box

    11. A face balm designed specifically to solve mask-related ouchies, combatting irritation and chafing at the nose and ears with vitamin E and aloe.

    A tube of face balm for masks

    12. A set of small silicone ear guards that slide right onto the temple of your glasses to not only keep them in place when you're moving around a lot, but take some of the pressure off your ears — especially a relief if your ears are dealing with face mask straps *and* glasses to boot.

    13. Or a set of subtle glasses buttons for face masks so you can just use your glasses to your advantage, hooking elastic straps straight onto your frames instead of looping them around your aching ears.

    A model with a small black button installed on their glasses just beyond their ear that holds face mask straps in place

    14. A set of affordable, highly popular (seriously, these have over 220,000 positive reviews) wireless Bluetooth earbuds that won't get in the way of the preexisting glasses and face mask duo already occupying most of the real estate on your ears. The silicone tips are also specially designed not to cause soreness as a lil' perk.

    Reviewer image of two black earbuds next to their charging case

    15. A headband mask holder to not only minimize earache from glasses and mask wearing, but keep the sweat out of your eyes *and* make a fashion statement.

    16. Or a face mask–friendly baseball cap that also helps take your ears out of the equation, with cute little buttons installed to hook your face mask.

    17. And for the ponytail-wearing crew out there, a cute little button ear saver you can use to alleviate the pressure if you wear your hair tied back.

    Psst — a few little mask tips before you go!

    Three face masks hanging from Command hooks on the wall

    If you're looking for even *more* mask recommendations, though, I've also assembled a MASSIVE list of the best places to buy face masks online, including faves like Aerie, Old Navy, and Target, as well as a ton of cute Etsy shops ❤️.

    Stay safe and keep up with the CDC's guides to face masks for more deets!

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