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10 Moisture-Wicking Face Masks to Help Keep You Dry During Your Next Workout

Apr 1 2021 - 11:15am

By now, we all know how important face masks are [1] in stopping the spread of COVID-19. In fact, experts say it's not only safe but recommended [2] that you wear a face mask even while exercising, including tough workouts like running.

However, as fun as it is to collect cute, patterned face masks [3] the way we collect hair ties — after all, they're essentially part of your outfit these days — not all of them are great for your next training session [4]. If you want to avoid discomfort, sweat stains, and breakouts, a moisture-wicking mask is the way to go. We've rounded up a few of our favorites that can help keep sweat and germs at bay.

Under Armour Sportsmask

The Under Armour Sportsmask [6] ($30) is structured to sit up off your face and lips for extra comfort and breathability. It's moisture-wicking, with an antimicrobial-treated inner layer and a water-resistant outer shell, as well as UPF 50+ sun protection.

Aerie Reusable Face Mask

The Aerie Reusable Face Mask [7] ($15) is water-resistant and finished with an antibacterial treatment to help prevent the growth of germs. It comes in three pretty patterns.

Carbon38 Mask Kit

The Carbon38 Mask Kit [8] ($29) includes two masks and a laundry bag for easy machine-washing. A multi-layered filtration system and fast-drying antibacterial fabric ensure you stay cool during your workout.

Fabletics Solidarity Mask

The Fabletics Solidarity Mask [9] ($8) comes in 16 gorgeous patterns, and you'll want to order them all. Plus, the masks are upcycled from surplus legging fabric, so they're ideal for a workout and environmentally-friendly.

Hanes Wicking Cotton Masks, 10-Pack

Made with the brand's Cool Comfort™ moisture-wicking fabric, these Hanes Wicking Cotton Masks [10] ($18 for 10, originally $25) are great for a workout or for everyday wear. Not to mention, they're a steal.

Koral Infinity Face Mask

The fast-drying Koral Infinity Face Mask [11] ($20) is made with antimicrobial performance fabrics, and it gets bonus points for its tight-knit UV protection, so you can feel confident wearing the mask inside and out.

Onzie Mindful Masks

These Onzie Mindful Masks [12] ($24 for two) are made from upcycled activewear material, which means they're designed to move with you while you work out. The fabric is quick-drying and breathable, and each mask has a pocket area for a filter.

Wolford Classic Mask

The Wolford Classic Mask [13] ($35) has a completely water-repellent finish, which means it's great for sweat and if you get caught running in the rain. It also includes extra-thin bands and an adjustable aluminum nose wire for extra comfort.

Bedgear Performance Mask

The inner and outer layers of the Bedgear Performance Mask [14] ($15) are made from the brand's Dri-Tec moisture-wicking fabric, which helps reduce sweat and heat buildup while combatting humidity. The middle layer provides filtration.

Uniqlo Airism Face Mask

Every layer of the Uniqlo Airism Mask [15] ($15 for three) is working hard for you. The first layer wicks away moisture; the second has a washable, built-in filter; and the third blocks UV rays. You can buy it in three neutral colors.


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