3 Ideas For Wearing A Mask With A Beard
Everyday life all over the world has been turned upside down.
The coronavirus pandemic has forced a new way of living for people everywhere. One of the more visible adjustments: The call for everyone to wear masks in public places to help prevent COVID-19 virus from spreading.
The Center for Disease Control recommends wearing masks in public when you’re with people you don’t live with - especially when it’s difficult to keep 6 feet away from others. The idea is two-fold: Masks might prevent infected people from spreading the virus, and the wearer from being exposed to it.
If worn properly, masks can be one of the biggest forces in preventing the spread of the virus. That becomes a challenge if the wearer has facial hair, though.
Ensure a snug fit
Bottom line: If your facial hair can be contained in your mask - without causing gaps - a mask can be an effective way of protecting yourself and others.
Don’t touch your beard!
You don’t even have to go full-on beardless for this. You can:
- Shave a goatee into a soul patch
- Trim mutton chops down to side whiskers
- Reduce a full beard to a zappa-style look
- Cut that extended goatee into a walrus-style moustache
The questions we must face
With varying advice on keeping a beard while the world must mask-up, it comes down to a personal decision.
For some, facial hair is a means of expressing personality. For others, there is religious significance. And for a rare few - players on the New York Yankees baseball club - facial hair is forbidden.
No single method is 100% for preventing COVID-19 contraction or spread. However, diligent use of a mask in public, plus hand-washing and other measures - such as not touching your face and discarding disposable masks with as little contact with the outside of it as possible - can go a long way to that end.
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Sources: Center for Disease Control