With infection rates on the rise again, you may be in the market for some new face masks to protect yourself from. The CDC says vaccination is the best step the public can take to protect themselves from serious disease and slow the emergence of new variants. But, the agency notes, “the masks offer protection against all variants.”
But, of course, not all masks are the same. The CDC recommends face masks with multiple layers of material. For extra protection, a disposable mask is recommended under a cloth mask (double masking). Wash cloth masks between uses and be sure to wear disposable masks only once. The CDC does not recommend single layer masks and masks that do not fit snugly on the mouth and nose without leakage.
For optimal protection, consider using an N95 face mask.
Fortunately, many fashion brands now sell face masks that fit the bill, offering multiple layers of protection and disposable filter pockets. Gone are the days when stern looking disposable paper masks served as your only option. Before us, some of the most impressive and sensational face masks from designer brands and under the radar, ranging from cheap to big crazy, with which you can dress up.
Polo Ralph Lauren filter mask
This washable and reusable face mask from Polo Ralph Lauren has an integrated insert for a high filtration filter and is made with multiple layers including an antimicrobial treated polyester shell and cotton inner lining. The ear loops and nose bridge are adjustable for a comfortable, personalized fit.
Polo Ralph Lauren filter mask, $ 30
Joanna Czech Skincare Reusable Face Mask
This face cover from luxury skincare brand Joanna Czech comes with adjustable straps and a built-in filter pocket.
Joanna Czech Skincare Reusable Face Mask, $ 24 and up
Magic linen face masks
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, put Magic Linen on the map when she wore one of the brand’s A-line dresses to an event in 2020. She wears a face mask made from the same high-quality linen, which features a slit for an insert. for a filter for additional protection. They are available both à la carte and as a set, all currently at half price. (The brand recommends using this mask in conjunction with a medical grade mask inside.)
Magic Linen Face Mask, $ 6 (reduced from $ 12)
Five Magic Linen Mask Pack, $ 26 (was $ 52)
Enro face mask
You may not have Enro on your radar, but know this: protective, breathable, durable, and comfortable masks have amassed a celebrity fan base including Kaia Gerber, Emma Roberts, and Katherine Schwarzenegger. Each mask has three layers, a PM0.1 filter and a unique manufacturing that is 40% more breathable than cotton. Available in sizes from XXS to L.
Enro Masks, $ 16 and up
Vida silk mask
Made with a 100% silk inner lining and a high density natural cotton outer layer, this breathable and refreshing face mask from Vida exudes discreet luxury. Washable and reusable, it also includes a filter pocket and is available in five colors to choose from.
Vida silk mask, $ 15
Lele Sadoughi face masks
Famous for her ornate headbands and hair accessories, stylist Lele Sadouchi’s face masks are equally eye-catching. The two-layer masks feature a filter pocket and are available in a wide range of designs, from casual plaids to glamorous black tie adorned with pearls.
Lele Sadoughi Face Masks, $ 20 and up
Do you need a refined and sophisticated face mask to match with a suit and tie? Brooks Brothers offers a number of professional-looking options, all inspired by men’s shirts. They are equipped with integrated filter pockets.
Brooks Brothers, $ 11 (reduced from $ 15)
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