Face mask brackets were allegedly initially invented to protect lipstick from smearing underneath a face mask. Turns out, they have a multitude of other benefits.
For people who work in noisy areas where they find themselves or others hard to hear, especially while wearing masks, brackets are a great option. They keep your mask off of your face so you have space to move your mouth when speaking and your words don’t become muffled. Keeping your mask off of your face also means that you’re not breathing in the particles of whatever material your mask is made from.
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Free yourself of the habit of picking at your mask to briefly un-stick it from your face, or worse, having to move your mask in order to speak to someone clearly. Amazon has a multitude of mask brackets, but since they all look just about the same, we’ve rounded up the highest-rated and reviewed to make finding the right one for you easy.
To buy: amazon.com, $16
This six pack of face mask brackets comes with six mask extenders as well, so you can make your mask as comfortable as possible, a necessity for those who have to wear masks for hours at a time.
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To buy: amazon.com, $20
This simple five-pack of face mask brackets with large openings is the perfect way to test them out, see where you may need more support, the sizing that works best for you, and more.
To buy: amazon.com, $13
These face mask brackets clip to the inside of your mask, which not only creates more space between your face and your mask, but also keeps your bracket secure in cases of movement — perfect for working out.
To buy: amazon.com, $12
Choose your mask size (including for your kids!) with these face masks, which have over 1,000 five-star reviews.
To buy: amazon.com, $13
The slender openings in these face mask brackets are perfect for those whose priority is to decrease friction by their masks on their face, thus helping with “maskne” and other irritation.
Kendall Cornish is an e-commerce editor at Travel + Leisure. You can follow her on Instagram at @kendall.cornish — her DMs are open to all things fashion, food, and beauty.
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