This Viral Face Mask Hack Creates a More Snug Fit

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Yes, we are inundated with face mask content basically every day now — but it's for a good reason. As Bill Nye so aptly reminded us, it comes down to safety.

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And we will honestly take any tips we can get when it comes to making the experience of wearing a mask easier. Dentist Olivia Cuid, MC recently posted a TikTok video that went viral for its simple but super helpful advice. Cuid showed how you can take your average surgical mask and make it fit more snugly around your face:

  1. Fold your mask in half.
  2. Tie a knot with the ear loops, making the knot close to the edges of the mask.
  3. Tuck in the corners and try it on.

The mask should fit more closely to your face, so there's no large opening on the side. Done and done. We're here for any hacks that will make wearing a mask more comfortable and secure.

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Eva is a Los Angeles-based writer who covers trends, news, and makers for Hunker. Her writing has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, Bustle, KCET and more. She is a proud bookworm and organizes her books by color.