After we shared a tutorial on how to make a pleated face mask with handkerchief and hair ties on March 23, the post has been visited by over four million people and we have had many readers email us and post feedback. Among those comments, one of the common topics people shared with us was the ear pain. Unfortunately, even the best fitting mask sometimes rubs the back of our ears.
It is a tough time for everyone, but especially so for people who should wear glasses and a mask at the same time. The feeling is quite uncomfortable when the lenses begin to fog up which quickly impairs the vision.
We are not making light of this difficult time and anxiety the world is facing, but we all need some kind of relief to lighten our day a bit. A fun little challenge of Japanese illustrators posting Amabie (ah-mah-bee-eh) pictures in hopes of bringing about a cure for the pandemic appeared on Twitter in late February.
As the demand for face masks has been going through the roof in Japan, DIY face masks are trending on social media with instagrammers and vloggers sharing ideas on how to make alternatives to surgical masks.
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