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Delta Variant: It’s time to stock up on a few more face masks

With the Delta variant and the rise in COVID-19 cases, is anyone else feeling like it’s time to add a new set of face masks to the wardrobe? Variety in style, color, and design is one method I use to keep my mood up during these trying times. Not to mention, in my house masks have become the new thing my dryer eats, making them a hot commodity my family fights over when it’s time to leave the house.

If you’re also on the hunt to spruce up your mask wardrobe and battling the dryer monster, I’ve pulled together some of my favorites.

Are Cloth Masks Effective?

Before we do a deep dive on mask fashion, it’s important to remember the efficacy of masks, particularly the cute ones. The CDC recommends having two or more layers of washable, breathable fabric that can completely covers the nose and mouth, fitting snugly against the sides of the face.

Clarisa Diaz recently published a piece in Quartz on how different masks prevent against the Delta and Lambda Variants. She emphasizes the importance of layering, recommending a cloth mask over a disposable one. Diaz also reminds us that the CDC’s position is that, “Mask wearing by vaccinated people reduces the risk of breakthrough infections.”


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Best Face Masks to Get the Bang for Your Buck

Everlane The 100% Human Face Mask Five-Pack

This 100% cotton mask is washable and super comfy. Everlane is also selling a 5-pack of masks for $10 right now! Of course the sale price might be temporary so be sure to check for yourself.

$10.00 (5-pack)
EVERLANE

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Best Face Masks with Fall Color Options

Madewell Adjustable Face Masks

These cotton masks (not 100%) come in a 3-pack in a bunch of different fall color combos. They are designed with comfort in mind and have secure adjustable elastic ear straps and a three-layered construction that includes a filter.

$14.50 (3-pack)
MADEWELL

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Best Face Masks for Getting Sweaty

Athleta Women’s Activate Face Mask

This one is a comfortable TurboDry™ fabric designed for walking, yoga, or whatever activity gets you a little sweaty. It comes in a 2-pack and you can select from beautiful Athleta color combos.

$14.99 (2-pack)
ATHLETA

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Best Face Masks for Giving BackFace Masks Now “Masks For Good”

If you want to make sure your mask is not only keeping you safe but also making an impact, try this one. They come in a 5-pack and you can pick from 4 different charities that you would like to donate a portion of the sale.

$39.95 (5-pack)
FACE MASKS NOW

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Best Face Masks for Showing Your Inner Warrior

She Warrior Journeyman Mask

If you are looking to make a strong statement and have a positive impact on the environment then these masks check both boxes. They are made of 100% Recycled Polyester and will show the world you are a warrior.

$15.00
SHEWARRIOR

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Best Face Masks for Raising Epilepsy Awareness

PetJos on Etsy Epilepsy Warrior Mask

Well we just couldn’t do this article without including one epilepsy awareness mask! This purple ribbon face mask is a great choice considering Epilepsy Awareness month is coming up.

$4.28 + $17.12 shipping

PETJOS on ETSY

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