In many states, it's now required to wear a mask or some sort of cloth face covering when you're out in public, whether you're running essential errands like grocery shopping or working at an essential job. Wearing a mask can help protect you by deterring you from touching your face and offers some protection for others by preventing virus droplets from spreading to them. It’s also the courteous thing to do!
And no matter if you're getting ready for a jog, your morning commute, or a 1-on-1 health or beauty session through the MOBILESTYLES App in the locations where it is allowed, take the necessary precautions to help ensure the safety of everyone. Remember to follow best practices when wearing your mask in order for it to be the most effective. Wash your hands for 20 seconds before putting on your mask and after taking it off.
Also, make sure the mask is secure, not too loose but not too tight. It should comfortably cover your nose and mouth with the bottom edge under your chin, and allow you to breathe normally. The more comfortable your face mask, the more you won't even notice it!
Many high-end designer brands have already donated thousands of masks to essential workers and those in need. For instance, Reformation, a trendy and sustainable clothing brand, has partnered to donate masks to those in need at LA homeless shelters including Midnight Mission, Union Rescue Mission, and Los Angeles Mission. Vera Bradley has partnered with local health officials to support doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals by providing masks.
And of course, several fashion brands are also offering masks for retail! If you are looking for a chic and functional mask, check out this list of brands to help you stay safe and stylish at the same time.
The sustainable fashion brand has masks available for sale on their website here. You can order a pack of 5 non-medical, reusable masks with ties for $25.
Vera Bradley is offering non-medical cotton face masks with cute patterns as well as mask filters. The masks are going fast, so be sure to check back on the website as they are continuously restocked.
Etsy merchants are usually not of large-scale brand variety, so shopping on Etsy is a great way to support small businesses while finding a wide selection of masks at the same time. You can find a variety of handmade washable face masks in just about every color and a range of fun patterns. Bonus: you may be able to directly connect with the merchant if you have specific, custom needs in mind!
These pretty masks have been around since 2011 and are made to be efficient and reusable. Available on Amazon, these functional masks offer protection from particles in air pollution and other microscopic airborne contaminants.