Yes, You Should Be Wearing a Surgical Face Mask—Here are 5 to Buy Right Now
Right now, as the Delta variant of COVID-19 spreads around the world, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends wearing a face mask if you're indoors or "are in an area of substantial or high transmission." (Yes, the CDC says you should wear still wear a covering even if you're vaccinated.) Not only is it important to wear a covering to slow the spread, but it's also imperative to wear one that fits properly, like one of these disposable face masks.
To ensure you're not buying a mask that a healthcare professional or frontline worker needs, do not buy an N95 mask, opt for a surgical mask that fits securely and covers your nose and mouth. I've been wearing surgical masks for months now, and it's made a huge difference in my maskne. I have very sensitive skin, and the disposable coverings are the only ones that don't irritate my face. Plus, they're comfortable and I can even complete hour-long workouts in them.
I'm sure you're used to seeing the light blue options ($10, The Home Depot), but in the past year, disposable masks have taken pointers from their cloth counterparts. Surgical masks are available in different colors and prints so that you can be stylish and safe. Here are some options to buy now and have shipped to your front door in just a few days.