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As thehas lead to becomes mandatory in , you may notice that you miss seeing a stranger’s friendly smile when you are out and about in the grocery store.
Now, clear face masks are becoming more widespread, as are face shields (which some people have even created from 2-liter sodas), Plexiglas dividers and other “fresh snow guards”; that put a barrier between yourself and other people.
Not only can transparent face coatings show off your pearly whites, but they are useful for those who are deaf or hard of hearing, making it easier to read lips. A clear panel can also showcase your facial features and expressions, which can help restore a little more of a human connection.
Browse through where you can buy clear face masks. We will continue to update this story as we find more transparent masks.
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What you should know about buying a clear face mask
Note that it has not been established whether clear face masks are equally effective in preventing the spread of coronavirus.although robust face shields are often used by medical experts in addition to other face masks.
- Look for masks that are fog-free – the seller should list it.
- It must be durable enough to wash, otherwise you buy disposable masks in packages.
- The mask must be breathable.
- The mask should be wrapped around your nose and chin and be tough enough to prevent gaps.
- If you sneeze into the mask, wash it as soon as possible as there is no cloth to pick up the debris.
The Etsy store ZarasCreative sells anti-germ clear face masks. The store notes that you wash the masks with cold water and hang them to dry. We recommend that you dry in direct sunlight.
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Reyo, an Amazon seller, sells face masks with a clear panel. The masks are available in different styles and patterns.
Sell all clear face masks on Amazon.
Walmart has various clear face mask styles designed for the deaf and hard of hearing.
ClearMask sells clear face masks in bundles from 24 masks for $ 67. The masks are anti-fog and are for single use only.
Leaf Mask face masks are classified N99 and completely clear. The masks are also FDA-registered, have a permanent anti-fog coating and an activated carbon filter. Leaf says that the masks can withstand UV light sterilization.
For additional face masks you can buy, check out, and .
The information in this article is for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended as health or medical advice. Always consult a doctor or other qualified healthcare provider if you have questions about a medical condition or health goal.