Now, there's a new accessory that is starting to gain popularity: face mask brackets. These bendable, silicone plastic frames—also known as a mask brace—are meant to keep your mask from touching your face, making it easier to breathe and potentially minimizing irritation. Searches for "face mask brackets" have peaked at their highest point, according to Google Trends, and people are starting to buy them.
The idea behind face mask brackets is that they make it easier to breathe and lower irritation from masks since your face isn't directly touching it. These silicone disks can also provide a more snug fit by closing any side gap on the mask. Plus, they prevent lipstick from being rubbed onto a mask, making them a date night savior.