Face mask recommendations

posted 2 months ago in Not Wedding Related
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - San Francisco, CA

I have been loving these. Very soft and comfy, and no issues with fogging because they have a strong nosepiece.

 

ETA: oops, no links, I forgot. But it’s a shop called SartorMasks on Etsy, they do flannel and cashmere blend ones.

Post # 4
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6023 posts
Bee Keeper

I use N95 masks only. Cloth masks do not work nearly as well.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2021

I absolutely love the cloth masks from Old Navy! They’re pretty much the only masks I use. They come in lots of colors and patterns, they’re fully adjustable behind the ears so you can always get a good fit, and they’re made of soft washable cotton. Lots of masks, esepcially the disposable ones, irritate my skin and give me an itchy rash, but I never have that issue with the Old Navy masks. 

Post # 6
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Helper bee

Draper James, the Reese Witherspoon clothing company has great masks! They are cloth with wire on top so they’re very comfortable. They come with insert-able N95 filters as well. I also love my Etsy masks but after a year plus, they’re starting to lose their elasticity.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2022

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@gaia3465:  i buy K95s from amazon even though i hate amazon its the easiest option i wear a new one every single day or rotate them. (i’m a teacher and have 34 kids each period, sometimes 5 periods a day, so up to 150ish contacts) i find them the most comfortable and help keep my glasses from fogging the most (i think because the least amount of breath leaves my mask) they are expensive but if you dont need a new one every day its a lot more affordable 

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Post # 8
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Helper bee

I love the Athleta masks. I find htem to be the most comfy. For glasses you need your mask to be as flush to your face as possible,definitely need one that has a wire piece near the nose that you can bend to fit closer to your face!

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper

Seconding the KN95. I use KN95 and find that the shape is better for my nose.  The surgical ones smash my nose down.  So I get those.  I would probably only use fabric on top for decor. 

*I know the other poster said N95 but for me KN95 was good for me.  So I would go with either of those.  

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper

 

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@sunburn:  how many times do you use yours before you throw out? I feel like I’m being wasteful but also want it to work too…

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2020

I like 3d masks so much better than the pleated ones. I also like extra large KN94’s. They’ll sell them at Korean grocery stores

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper

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@sweatergal007:  Good question. It kind of depends on how long I’m using it. A quick shopping trip is one thing, sitting somewhere for a longer amount of time is another. I use the very scientific method of looking at it and sniffing it lol. If I can see or smell anything, out it goes.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

For the fogging, make sure the mask has a tight fit around your nose. You can also now buy glasses with anti fogging on them. The KN95 that I buy on Amazon probably fog the least. I also buy cloth masks on Etsy. I choose my city for the location and buy ones made locally. 

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

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@sunburn:  You sniff your mask to see if it needs to be thrown away? How does that work? Aren’t you inhaling any particles the mask captured therefore making wearing one completely useless?

Post # 15
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Bumble bee

Please don’t use a cloth mask.  Ideally, use only a KN95 (or an N95).  That’s all I use.  Cloth masks don’t do a good job of protecting others and they do a poor job of protecting you.  Surgical masks should be your minimum standard.  KN95/N95 masks are the only ones that sizably reduce the risk for you, the wearer.

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