By now, you've stocked up on cute cloth face masks. You know the hack to use if your mask is too loose. and you're basically a pro at preventing dreaded masks . You even know how to DIY your own face mask in a pinch.
But let's be real, sometimes you just need a disposable mask. They’re one-use, so you don’t have to worry about laundering them (who has the time?); if you misplace them, it’s no big deal, something that’s particularly pertinent for kids (or their forgetful parents); and you can get packs in a variety of colors, to switch it up depending on your outfit choice that day.
Face masks continue to be "one of the most powerful weapons we have to slow and stop the spread" of COVID-19, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, so you might as well stock up. Disposable face masks often come in packs of 50 to 100, and the cost typically breaks down to way less than $1 per mask, so they're budget-friendly, too.
The best thing? You can find tons of different disposable masks all available at the click of a button through Amazon. Whichever one you choose, make sure your mask fits snugly against the face, covers your nose and below the chin, has multiple layers of fabric—ideally at least three—and is secured with ear loops or ties.