This 60 second hack to make your face masks match higher goes viral on TikTok


This 60 second hack to make your face mask fit better is going viral on TikTok

Celebs like Kristen Bell are all about this trick.

Korin Miller |

July 16, 2020

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Wearing a mask in public is basically (or at least it should be) the norm these days. But let’s face it, surgical masks aren’t perfect. This is because they can sit loosely and allow potentially infected particles to get into the nose and mouth.

Well, the dentist Dr. Olivia Cuid has a trick to better bring surgical masks over your face and that’s awesome. (By the way: this can also work for cloth masks.)

Cuid shared the hack on a TikTok that has already garnered 395,000 views. With a surgical mask, “the sides of your face are very exposed,” says Cuid. So she recommends this trick:

  • Fold your mask in half
  • Make a knot with the ear loops on each side as close to the mask as possible
  • Open your mask
  • There is a small opening on the sides next to the ear loop, so tuck it under the ear loops on each side
  • Wear your (better fitting) mask

“In the absence of N95s, this could be a good alternative,” says Cuid, showing how well the mask fits on her face.

People freaked out in the comments. “Wait, this is so helpful, thanks for sharing !!” one wrote. “What a clever idea,” said another. “Me and my pea head thank you!” someone else interfered.

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Cuid’s TikTok is already making the rounds. Katie Couric shared it on Instagram and Kristen Bell reposted it too.

BRB: I have to work on some masks …

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