Does Mask Size Matter?

As we navigate this current world where face masks are required to keep yourself and others around you safe, it is important to make sure you are doing it the right way. At this point, many of us have had the opportunity to try on a wide variety of different face masks. One thing that almost surely comes to mind when you put on a face mask is does this mask fit my face? This is a perfectly normal question to ask! It’s the same question you ask yourself when trying on clothing in a store or new shoes. Anything that you are going to wear on your body should feel comfortable and fit! 
That brings up the question does mask size really matter? The answer to this question is yes! Here are a few reasons why:

  1. If your mask is too small then you run the risk of the mask not fully covering your mouth or nose. The purpose of the face mask is to reduce the amount of particles that come from these areas and if your mask mistakenly rides up, it defeats the purpose.
  2. We have all seen people who’s masks are too big. This can be just as bad as your mask being to small for many of the same reasons. Think about what happens if your pants are way too big, they can end up on the floor! This is exactly what can happen if your mask is too big. It could end up falling off your face and you find yourself repeatedly pulling it back up, putting your hands all over your face and potentially spreading COVID germs which no one wants.
  3. Wearing a mask that does not fit is just not comfortable. Many people have to wear a mask for hours, perhaps all day and the last thing you want to do is have to adjust your mask all day because it does not fit. What you really want to be able to do is literally forget you even have a mask on until someone says, “I really like the way your mask looks” you’ve got style!
  4. That brings us to the last reason why the size of your mask matters. When was the last time you saw a superhero with a mask that did not fit? They wear the mask for protection. Consider that when purchasing your next mask.
Tips to measure right.

For measurement, begin at the bridge of the nose and continue until about 1-inch from under the tip of your chin. When you have that measurement, choose a size from our sizing chart. We recommend using flexible measuring tape to get around the couture of your face. You can also measure out a piece of string and use that to measure yourself. Mask size may be different depending on who you are ordering it from so be sure to get sizing information before purchasing.

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