11 Face Mask Accessories to Combat Maskne, Foggy Glasses, and Other Nuisances

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Face masks have quickly become our new normal—and they’re not going away anytime soon. While they may not be the most comfortable accessory, they're necessary to stop the spread of COVID-19. But for every face mask annoyance, there's likely a product out there that can help the situation. So say goodbye to foggy lenses, chapped skin, irritated ears, and droopy fabric once and for all with these 11 genius face mask accessories that were designed with you in mind.

1. Face Mask Extenders; $8


For anyone who wants a more customized fit to their face mask, these adjustable mask extenders are convenient, comfortable, and engineered for all-day wear without irritating your skin or hurting your ears. Plus, they’re easy to clean, reusable, and are designed for kids and adults alike.

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2. Face Mask Chains (9-Pack); $13


These mask chains are just as functional as they are stylish. To use, simply clip the lobster clasps to your face mask’s elastic band, slip it over your head, and wear it around your neck as you would your favorite necklace. It's the easiest way to always have your mask on hand throughout the day. Each set includes nine multicolored chains, which can also double as jewelry and a glasses chain.

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3. Nose Bridge Strips; $10


Fix those foggy glasses with these handy, reusable nose bridge strips, which redirect hot air away from your lenses. To use, place the strip directly along the center of your mask. When it comes time to clean, simply rinse with soap or detergent.

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4. Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne and Redness Facial Cleanser; $7


To combat the unpleasantness of maskne, go with this oil-free facial cleanser from Neutrogena. In an interview with Refinery29, dermatologist Dr. Howard Sobel said this scrub, "[boosts] the delivery of salicylic acid to help reduce the appearance of acne" and "contains aloe and chamomile help to calm irritation while visibly reducing facial redness." And, for just $7, it’s a total steal.

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5. MedZone Face Balm; $14


Face balm is the new lip balm, and this moisturizing, pocket-sized one is infused with vitamin E and aloe, both of which can help prevent inflammation. Apply directly to your nose, cheeks, chin, and ears, and you’ll be good to go.

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6. Boao Portable Face Mask Organizers (2-Pack); $7


If you’ve lost your face mask far more times than you can count (no judgment), consider purchasing these portable storage pouches. The waterproof organizers can easily fit in your pocket, bag, or desk drawer. You can also keep a spare in your car for when you inevitably realize you forgot your everyday mask at home as you're driving to the store.

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7. Anesidora Silicone Mask Bracket; $13


With a majority of positive Amazon reviews, these reusable silicone brackets reduce friction between the mask and your face. Bonus: It’s dishwasher-safe.

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8. Tidalpool Face Mask Case; $18


These face mask cases, which come in a pack of three, easily clip onto your keychain, belt, or backpack—so you can rest assured you'll have a mask on you at all times. Each is roomy enough to hold up to three KN95 masks.

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9. MaskTite Face Mask Tape; $15


This tape from MaskTite is engineered to keep your mask securely fastened along your face so it won't droop down your lips or creep up your nose. The hypoallergenic strips, which come in a pack of 36, are ideal for those who suffer from allergies.

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10. Hanna Roberts Headband; $7

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This elastic headband is just as stylish as it is functional. Use the side buttons to keep your mask securely strapped along your face without irritating your ears or skin. Choose from 10 colors and patterns.

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11. Anti-Fog Spray; $15

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Bid adieu to foggy lenses with this easy-to-use anti-fog spray. The silicone-free formula can also be used on cellphones, headsets, watches, and other devices.

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