How to properly wear two masks — and other mask-fitting tips following recent CDC advice


What to do: The CDC recommends knotting, folding then tucking the ear loops of 3-ply masks for a greater match — making the perimeters of the masks match extra tightly to your face. First, fold the masks in half lengthwise, lining up the corners and edges. Second, tie a knot with the elastic loops, as shut as you possibly can to the masks, in accordance to an tutorial video from the College of North Carolina’s UNC Well being. Subsequent, bend the metallic nostril mould so it suits the form of your nostril. Subsequent, the knot will make the edges of the masks close to the tied ear-loops puff out. Fold these puffed-out edges in a pleat so it lays flat in your cheek. When placing on the masks ensure that it suits snugly.