How Do You Keep Glasses from Fogging While Wearing a Face Mask?

By Amanda Roland
Keep glasses from fogging

If you’re a glasses-wearer and you’ve worn a face mask in public during this pandemic, then you’ve noticed something a little annoying: your glasses are constantly fogging up. The hot breath trapped in your mask sneaks out of the space near your nose and goes directly onto your glasses. But what can you do? How can you keep glasses from fogging up while wearing a face mask? We have a few tips for you:

  1. Adjust how your mask fits: If your homemade bandana mask is cute, but letting too much breath escape from the top of your mask, it may be part of the reason your glasses are fogging so quickly. If you have a mask that has an adjustable metal band inside it, make sure it’s perfectly aligned with your nose and contoured to your face so that less air will be let out that way. Also, be sure that your mask is covering your mouth, nose and chin, settling comfortably below your eyes.
  2. Wash your glasses with soap and water: Another way to keep glasses from fogging is to gently wash them with soap and water, and allow them to air-dry. When they’ve dried completely, there should be a slight transparent film on the lenses and this should help to prevent them from fogging so much. Any sort of residue on the lenses should help keep the fog away, including washing with other non-damaging products like toothpaste or shaving cream.
  3. Try an anti-fog spray: If leaving a film on the inside of your glasses sounds a little weird, you can always try an anti-fogging spray. There are many options on the market such as “Fog Gone,” which you can get on Amazon.  ‘

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