Ear Savers Are the Ingenious Little Contraption for Anyone Who Wears a Mask All Day

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It may be a new year, but protecting yourself from COVID by wearing a face mask is still the norm. Whether you wear hearing aids, glasses or are wearing one for long periods of time at work, you're all too familiar with the ear loops tugging on your ears and irritating your skin. That's why, if you haven't already, you need to grab a set of these Mask Ear Strap Hooks to save you the itching and soreness.

Setup is easy: Simply hook the ends of the straps onto your mask's ear loops so they can bear the brunt of the pressure and prevent chafing. The hooks are made of polyethylene, a comfortable, non-slip material to keep the mask secure.

The straps are adjustable for length and can be washed after use. Plus, they come in a pack of three. They're also great for tightening your mask to your face more comfortably for children's face masks or if you have a thinner face and masks tend to be too big. More than 3,000 five-star ratings on Amazon boast of its practicality and overall comfort (though some say they have to pull up their masks a bit while talking, since the strap connects under your ears). "Compared to all the other plastic or silicone bands they sell on Amazon, this stretchable band is well made and works very well for any masks. I purchased this to give relief from irritation behind my ear with those mask loops and it did make it better behind my ears," says one reviewer.

We don't know about you, but we already have a couple of these in our carts. At only $13 for three, it's a total steal.

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Olivia Dubyak

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Olivia Dubyak is PureWow's Commerce Editor and textbook Capricorn. She studied journalism at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but has gone from New York City to...
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