Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, face masks have been a sine qua non for containing for the virus. According to the CDC, the more people who wear masks “consistently and correctly,” the more effective they are at controlling the spread of the virus.
While the overwhelming majority of people have been doing their part to wear masks and stop the spread, one specific demographic has run into a few complications while wearing the accessory — specifically, the bespectacled.
As anyone who wears glasses can tell you, it is virtually impossible to walk, run or so much as breathe while wearing a mask/glasses combo without fogging the lenses up. At the supermarket, it’s maddening; when crossing the street, it’s just plain dangerous.
Thankfully, there are ways to avoid this irritating problem. Having experienced this problem herself one too many times, In The Know producer Phoebe Zaslav decided to test out a hack that will allow you to wear your face mask and your glasses without having to worry about fog.
In order to give this hack a try, you will need a Swiffer pad, double-sided tape (or fashion tape, if you have it) and a pair of scissors.
For this hack, all you have to do is cut your Swiffer pad and put it over the bridge of your nose.
The pad sits under your mask and prevents hot air (aka your breath) from reaching your glasses. When you put your mask on over your nose, nobody will even be able to see that you have a Swiffer pad taped onto it!
Check out In The Know’s full step-by-step video to learn how to make your own Swiffer pad filter and keep your glasses fog-free. Get ready to say goodbye to pesky mask-induced glasses fog forever!
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