How to make a face mask more comfortable
Among the major complaints about cloth facemasks is what I call the "wet nose" effect – eventually, breathing and talking make the mask feel damp & uncomfortable. And the fabric against the face makes it difficult to speak clearly. I wear my mask all day while caring for my grandchildren, and found I neede 2-3 masks to get through the day.
My son-in-law prefers fabric masks to KN-95 when working unless he is very close to others, and he requested a "mask bracket" to make it more comfortable. I did some looking and found these as well as others online:
Here is my favorite: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08GST35C3/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 and the guys': https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08BQ9B45J/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1
The first is firm and the second is softer – I find (maybe because I am small) that the soft one "collapses" a bit against my nose. These fit over nose & mouth and rest on chin, stay in place in the mask without any tape or fasteners, and are comfortable. I wore mine at least 6 hours a day for 4 days this week – only adjustment needed was to file off the rough spot where it was taken out of the mold. Able to talk, chase children, etc. Because the mask wasn't against my nose or mouth, no temptation to touch my face. Just need to grab the insert when removing mask so it doesn't fall on the floor.
Just another way to make mask-wearing more tolerable.