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Face masks are now crucial to wear in public to help stop the spread of coronavirus. But if yours is too big, you won’t be able to protect yourself and others effectively. Not only are oversized masks a nuisance (you’ll likely be fidgeting with them every few minutes to try to stay covered), but they also pose a safety risk, as infected droplets can easily pass through any gaps between your face and mask.
Many masks are “one size fits most,” but may not fit properly for those with more narrow faces. If you have a smaller face, look for styles that come in petite sizes. If you do decide to purchase a one-size-fits-most mask, look for slim cut, contoured designs and those with adjustable ear ties to help you achieve a closer fit.
Considering all this, we rounded up some of the best face masks for people with smaller faces. Discover them all ahead.
Bloch Reusable Face Mask (Pack of 3)
These slim cut masks are made with soft, stretchy fabric designed to offer a snug fit. You get three in a pack.
Levi’s Face Masks
Complete with bandana-inspired prints, these fitted masks from Levi’s come in both small and large sizes. The brand says that the large will fit most adult faces while the small size is slimmer at 7.8 inches wide by 5.5 inches long, making it ideal for more narrow faces.
Looka Protective Fashion Air Mask
Looka’s ultra-lightweight polyester masks also come in multiple sizes, including small, medium and large.
SuesDressmaking Small Face Mask
Available on Etsy, these best-selling masks can be purchased in over four dozen prints and sizes extra small to large (measuring from 6.5 to 8 inches wide).
DrSewstore Face Mask
For adults, these printed masks come in medium and large sizes. According to the seller, who appears in the photo featured below, the medium size is best suited for kids ages 8 to 15 years old or adults with smaller heads.
Everlane The 100% Human Face Mask 5-Pack
These breathable cotton masks feature a front seam for a more contoured fit. Although they stretch out slightly with wear, this editor (who herself has a small face) never experienced any gaps while having these on. Plus, they support a great cause.
Athleta Non Medical Masks 5-Pack
Although Athleta’s masks only come in one size, they offer soft, adjustable ear loops to help you achieve the perfect fit.
Anchal Organic Cotton Face Mask
Anchal’s organic cotton masks measure 7 inches wide and include adjustable ties that can be cut to your desired length.
Lele Sadoughi Mixed Print 3-Piece Face Mask Set
Measuring 7.25 inches wide by 4.25 inches long, these crystal and gold embellished masks from popular accessories brand Lele Sadoughi are a great option for those with smaller faces.
Banana Republic Adult Contour Face Mask 3-Pack
These contoured masks from Banana Republic include adjustable ear loops with seamless elastic and an adjustable nose bridge for elevated comfort.