Hot Topics     Home and Family     Healthy Kids     Teen Health     Early Education     K-12     Family Fun     Education Guide     Health Guide     PlacesTo Go Guide    

Teacher's insider tip for wearing face masks



Georgia teacher Angie Madden posted a short video on Facebook revealing her $13 find

Teacher's insider tip for wearing face masks

Angie Madden, a Georgia teacher, extols the use of the face mask bracket.

This is a time when people create unique solutions for problems we are facing.

Georgia teacher Angie Madden says she is a loyal shopper on Amazon. As she was searching for school supplies she came across what she calls 'the coolest thing."  It is a plastic bracket that sits on your face and keeps your mask away from your mouth and nose. According to Madden, "It looks really weird, but it is amazing."

She says it is great for people who have to wear the mask all day and also have a need to talk clearly with others. Not only for teachers, but works it great for people working on a factory floor room where it can be noisy and hard to hear the muffled voice under a mask.

Recently I went to my car dealership and the service tech took his mask off in order to explain what needed to be done on my car. I have to say he was behind a plastic shield. With the plastic face bracket, he could have kept his mask on and talked clearly.

In the video, Madden explained how it works, noting it sits underneath any common mask to help it stay in place all day long. She posted her video on Facebook on August 21, 2020. And since then media outlets have really picked up on this Tip of the Day.

People are definitely following her idea. It has been viewed over 14 million times, shared over 300,000 times and currently has more than 31,000 likes.

“To all my teacher friends, I ordered the coolest thing on Amazon. You stick it on your face, and you put your mask on, and when you wear it it keeps your mask off your face,” Madden explained in the video. “So you can hear me clearly, I’m not breathing my mask in, and my mask doesn’t move off my face. I wore it all day. I didn’t have any issues. It looks really weird but it’s amazing.” Teacher tip for all my teacher friends! You have got to get one of these!!

The only caveat to the face mask bracket is to ensure your mask still fits snugly over your face. Make sure there are no areas where there are gaps. It is also suggested that face mask brackets should be washed after each use. Many say that these brackets lessen the irritation caused by cloth masks, and they could be good for those with sensory issues.

Here are three mask bracket options available on Amazon right now. Although there are many mask bracket options I am sharing the list published from Travel + Leisure because of their claim that each product they feature has been independently selected and reviewed by their editorial team.

Oceantree Mask Bracket
The Oceantree bracket is specifically designed to help make masks more comfortable for kids. The mask has tiny loops inside to thread the mask through and is designed to sit on a smaller face.
To buy: amazon.com, $13/pack of five

The Hualedi mask comes with a comfortable nasal pad and ergonomic shape, which the company says can help save a person’s lipstick wear all day long.
To buy: amazon.com, $17/pack of five

The Come2Look bracket is made with silicon, making it easy to mold to individual faces. It too comes in varying sizes for different face frames.
To buy: amazon.com, $11/pack of five


Other articles by HVP News Reporters


  • 5 tips to help you land a new job

    A solid interview can help you close the deal

    With so many job openings these days, you may think you’ll have an easy time sliding into a new role. Not so fast. Because of the huge number of options available and plenty of workers contemplating changes, you’re likely to encounter some competition to land the job you want. read more »
  • Healthy habits for your home

    5 tips to help you out

    If you’re like most Americans, health is an important aspect of your resolutions when each new year rolls around. While factors like diet and exercise are keys to healthy living, so are the ways you care for your home and belongings. read more »
  • 5 heart health tips for the holidays

    Keep your family safe during this festive season

    Food, drinks, gifts and time with family make the holidays a merry occasion for people across the country. However, all that celebrating can sometimes become a distraction from maintaining heart health. read more »
  • 10 health resolutions doctors encourage you to make today

    These actions you can take are some of the most important

    The New Year represents a fresh start and is the perfect time to invest in your health. However, you may be unsure what resolutions will have the biggest impact. Doctors say that the easy, tangible actions you take are some of the most important. read more »
  • 4 reasons to consider adopting a pet

    Pets can be a key source of comfort and joy

    More than 23 million American households added a four-legged family member over the last three years, according to data from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Through these trying times, pets have been a key source of comfort and joy – even improving pet parents’ overall wellbeing. read more »
  • Make a difference for children globally this holiday season

    Your gift can make a real impact for a child

    The most meaningful gifts are rarely the ones that can be wrapped and found under a tree. This holiday season, gifts can go beyond just thoughtful presents for family, friends and loved ones and can make real impact for children globally. read more »
  • Must-have tools for entertaining with ease this holiday season

    Having the right tools will set you up for success

    ‘Tis the season for gatherings galore. Whether you’re an all-star entertainer or a first-time host, having the right tools will set you up for success—meaning you can spend less time in the kitchen and more time with loved ones. read more »
  • 5 tips to ace college entry exams

    Prepping for ACT and SAT exams is crucial

    Because most colleges and universities require applicants to submit ACT or SAT results as part of admissions consideration, prepping for the test itself can be a critical component of that process. read more »
  • Fun ways to foster a love of music at an early age

    4 great ways to get your kids interested

    It’s never too early to encourage children to love to make and appreciate music. read more »
  • Festive recipes for hosting an inclusive holiday gathering

    2 delicious recipes for you to try

    Memories made and recipes shared are the trademarks of a successful holiday gathering, and this year, you can host your way to a practically perfect party with delicious dishes that resonate with the flavors of the season. read more »