Never in a million years did I think I'd be drafting a post about face masks that aren't the skincare variety, but here we are. Our worlds have been turned upside down in the past couple of weeks, and as much as we hope and pray that things will return back to normal, the unfortunate truth is that it will not anytime soon. It appears that face masks, gloves, sanitizer, and social distancing will still be prevalent and crucial in the immediate future.
I'm sure you all have heard this a thousand and one times, but simply wearing a mask is not enough to protect you and others sufficiently. To truly flatten the curve, we need to stay at home and try to be as vigilant as possible to what healthcare and government officials are suggesting. We all have a duty to do our parts and keep our love ones, communities, states, and country safe.
Face masks have been extremely difficult to come by. Now that we are urged to wear face coverings when out and about, I scoured the internet to track down the best options. I tried my best to include a range of selections and brands. I made an effort to seek out companies that are giving back and helping organizations and hospitals (they'll be marked with an *asterisk*). I think now is a critical time to support businesses that are taking responsibility and doing their best to help out with our current dilemma. I'm also only highlighting reusable masks for sustainability purposes.
Just like their dresses, their masks are to-die-for. They're actually made from leftover fabric! These masks
are hand-sewn in Florida and each one is unique. Since I'm trying to support companies that are producing right here at home, I'll be ordering several of these for myself and the women in my family once
These come out to around $10 a piece, but all the prints are subtle and beautiful, characteristic of the brand. I think these are a great pick if you're not into the punchy and colorful masks I've shared.
* Christy Dawn is donating 5 masks to those in need for each pack purchased
I hope you find a mask or two that you love, since they're going to be part of our outfits for foreseeable future! Please continue to take good care of yourselves and your families -- stay safe and healthy!