By now, hopefully you know that if/when you go out you should be wearing a face mask. They’re essential for keeping yourself and others safe from COVID-19 and slowing the spread of the virus. This far into the pandemic, face masks come in a variety of materials and sizes from those with filters to clear face masks that enable lip-reading. There are face masks specifically for running, face masks for kids and even Christmas face masks designed festive for the holidays. Many of these face masks come reusable but they also require machine washing which can take up time and resources. Plus, in order for face masks to stay clean and most effective they require frequent washing which some don’t have time for. The solution? Disposable face masks.
There’s no longer a shortage of disposable face masks nor concern over saving them for healthcare workers, as the production of N95 masks has rebounded since the start of the health crisis. This means that you can stock up on lightweight disposable masks again (responsibly) and enjoy the convenience of throwing away your mask after you wear it. The best disposable face masks fit snuggly, are protective and come in large packs so you’ll have plenty to work with after your purchase. They also tend to be more affordable for a single purchase than a washable mask designed to be worn again and again. If you’re a business requiring customers wear a mask indoors a pack of these is great to have on hand for those who forget. On the flip side of that coin, disposable face masks are great to have in the car for those cringe moments when you realize you’ve forgotten your mask after leaving the house. Here are the best disposable masks for surviving and staying safe during the third surge of COVID-19.
Editor’s Note: These links were live and in-stock at the time this article was written. We’ll try to update it as much as possible, but due to the nature of the product these items may sell out quickly.
1. Modenna Blue Disposable Face Mask 50-Pack
This is your standard 50-pack of the classic blue disposable face mask design. These are 3-ply and made with a polypropylene filtration layer for protection. They’re one size fits all and available in 50-mask and 25-mask packs.
2. WeCare Kids Tie Dye Disposable Face Masks
These adorable tie dye disposable face masks are sized for kids and plenty colorful so little ones will actually want to wear them. They come individually-wrapped so you can place one in their backpack, lunchbox or back pocket so they won’t forget. They’re designed for a comfortable fit with lightweight breathability, and the size is adjustable along the top with a flexible metal nose clip. The inner layer is soft and gentle on the skin, while the outer layer has a high-density filter for protection.
3. Biwisy Black Disposable Face Masks
These face masks are designed to be thrown out after each use and come in a few different colors, including black. They have a nose clip for an adjustable fit and high elastic ear loops designed to not tug and stay comfortable for longer periods of time. These masks have also gone through a waterproof test and have reinforced seams for durability.
4. ZTANPS Multicolor Disposable Face Masks
Why pick just one color? This pack of disposable masks from ZTANPS comes with 50 masks total in five color choices — 10 pink masks, 10 purple ones, 10 yellow ones, 10 green ones and 10 blue ones. These masks have three layers to them for effectively blocking droplets and dust. The non-woven design whisks away moisture so you stay comfortable. Each mask also has an adjustable nose bridge that can fit on your face, as well as extra-soft ear loops to eliminate pressure on the ears.
5. mystcare Disposable Face Mask 50-Pack
These disposable face masks from mystcare are designed to be worn for 5-8 hours and come individually-wrapped, so you can distribute them cleanly if you’re having a masked gathering or own a small business. They’re made of breathable material and have three layers of hypoallergenic material.
6. Wecolor Disposable 3-Ply Face Masks
This is another similar disposable face mask option. These masks also have high elastic ear loops, a 3-ply breathable surface and are non-woven. The layers are composed of a non-woven layer, a filter paper and another non-woven layer. The fabric stretches to cover your nose and mouth. These masks do not have an adjustable nose clip, so users who prefer that should try another option.
7. ApePal Rainbow Disposable Face Masks
I love this pop of color in an otherwise pretty sterile design (and situation). Each mask is made of a moisture-proof fabric that’s non-woven and will prevent you from breathing in dust and haze. The fabric is skin-friendly and each mask has adjustable ear loops as well as a nose clip so you’ll be able to find the most comfortable fit possible. This particular mask also comes in other fun colors and patterns so you can dress up and use a disposable face mask at the same time.
8. SUDILO Christmas Disposable Face Masks
Speaking of fun patterns, these Christmas disposable face masks are perfect for the holiday season. They’ve got all the features of other disposable face masks — but have Christmas trees, Santa Claus, wreaths, snowflakes and other fun decor on them. If we’ve got to spend a holiday under quarantine, we might as well have fun right?
9. Patterned Face Mask Variety Pack
Why settle for just one pattern? This variety pack lets you choose five different mask patterns to order at the same time so you’ll have plenty of colors to choose from.