These $1 extenders will help relieve pain while wearing face masks

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In response to the global pandemic, it’s clear that the societal shift of wearing face masks in public is here to stay. Thankfully, retailers are mass-producing fabric face masks that are not only more comfortable but are actually stylish. And although some are now opting for sneeze guards versus masks, it’s clear that face coverings are going to continue to be a part of everyday life.

However, if wearing masks regularly doesn’t yet feel comfortable to you, there are now helpful accessories that you probably didn’t know existed, and they’re all available on Amazon.

Mask extenders are the latest accessory to add to your cart ASAP and will help make daily wear more comfortable. By pairing your mask with the extender, it can help reduce the pain and pressure of long-time wear.

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Credit: Amazon

Each extender works on masks that have a two-point connection and includes four different slots for making size adjustments. Not only are the extenders durable and lightweight, but they’re also washable, so you can clean it as often as you wash your masks.

Currently labeled as a best seller on Amazon, the extenders are available in three different colors (blue, black and white) and come in packs of 10 for $10. Essentially, you’re getting each one for only $1, which is a win in our book.

Shop: Face Mask Extender, $9.99 for a 10-pack

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Credit: Amazon

If you’re not into the look of the extenders and want something that’s even more comfortable, there are headbands that not only provide a more comfortable wear, but they can also help keep your mask in place (genius, right?).

Available in seven colors, these stretchy headbands, like the extenders, help relieve ear discomfort and any rubbing irritation that you might feel after long-term wear. The design is simple — they’re essentially like any other headband, but are made with a button on each side to keep your mask from moving around during the day.

Shop: Hanna Roberts Headband with Buttons for Face Masks and Covers, $7.99 (Orig. $9.99)

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Credit: Amazon

So, whether you’re a medical professional who needs a comfortable solution or are heading back to work soon where a mask is required, these Amazon finds are a quick and affordable way to avoid any pain or irritation from wearing masks.

If you liked this story, you might like to read about Disney’s fabric face masks for both adults and kids.

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