Preventing The Fog
Tired of having your glasses fog up whenever you wear a mask? Us too! But let’s do something about it! Here are a few tips to help you prevent your glasses from fogging up while wearing a face mask.
1. Seal The Top Off
One quick way to attempt a fix is to use your glasses to seal off the top off your mask. Pull the mask up higher on your nose and places your glasses over that to seal the mask. That will, hopefully, keep your mask tight on your face at the top. Then, you will not get that hot air coming up and sticking to your glasses.
2. Tap It Down
A similar measure you could take is to take your mask down to your face. Focus on the bridge of your nose as the place to tape the mask. Of course, you shouldn’t use duct tape or any tape that could harm your skin. Only use tape that was made specifically for skin.
3. Use An Anti-Fog Product
Another product you could go buy to fix this problem is an anti-fog product. Go get an anti-fog wipe or spray to use on your glasses.
“These can be very effective,” said Dr. Jason Brinton to Good House Keeping. “They can also be very expensive.” Right now, a box of Foggies Anti-Fog Towelettes on Amazon costs $48 for a pack of 48. Keep in mind that anti-fog solutions may not work as well on glasses with certain coatings, such as anti-glare, anti-fingerprint, or anti-smudge, and so it's important to read the fine print on each product.
4. Put Soap On Your Glasses
Yes, you read that right. In order to help your sight through your glasses, you want to cloud them up with soap. Of course, they’ll only be cloudy when you initially place the soap down.
According to the Royal College of Surgeons of England, you should wash your glasses with soapy water BUT DON’T RINSE! Let your glasses air dry or “gently dry off the lenses with a soft tissue before putting them back on.” But why are you doing this? Because the soap leaves a film behind that makes it harder for your breath to catch to the surface of your glasses. This is a similar technique to what professional swimmers do for their goggles.
5. Use A Tissue
According to the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department, you should try folding up a piece of tissue, the kind you use for your nose. After folding it, put the piece of tissue on the inside of the top half of your face mask. That will help absorb some of the moisture your mouth emits when you breathe out.
6. Buy A New Mask
Lastly, you could always try out a new mask. Maybe the problem is with the fit of the mask you’re using. If so, consider getting yourself a new mask and see if that will fix the problem.
h/t: Good House Keeping, Men’s Health,