The 7 Best Warm and Protective Face Masks for Winter

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The one silver lining of mask-wearing this winter—masks will keep your face warmer on those bitterly cold days. Finding a mask that’s warm, breathable, and actually protective can be tough, so we’ve done the work for you and rounded up seven of the best face masks for winter.

Caara Winter Face Masks

New York City-based accessory company Caara pivoted to making masks at the start of the pandemic, and their thoughtfully-designed masks with ear toggles quickly became best-sellers. To prepare for cold weather, Caara has launched a new line of winter masks made from a thick, warm, and breathable 185-gram twill cotton. The masks feature adjustable earloops and a wire nose piece for added comfort. For every pack of masks sold, Caara will donate a pack to pandemic relief efforts.

Kingston Scarf Mask

Be stylish, warm, and protected this winter with Kingston’s Scarf Mask combo. This matching set is made from leftover clothing fabric from the fashion brand and features a tie-back closure that’s easy to slip up and down as you need it. 

Huckberry Merino Wool Face Mask

Merino wool is a miracle fabric—it’s moisture-wicking, temperature-regulating, odor-resistant, and breathable (all things you want in a face mask). Huckberry takes three layers of merino wool and crafts them into a comfortable face mask that performs well in winter or summer.

Old Navy Holiday Masks

Get in the holiday spirit with Old Navy’s collection of festive face masks. Crafted from three layers of woven cotton poplin, the five-pack of masks come in fun designs like snowmen, Santas, and candy canes. 

American Blanket Company Fleece Mask

Bring your favorite fleece blanket with you in the form of a mask with American Blanket Company’s Fleece Mask. Made from a soft micro-plush fabric, the two-layer mask has a tailored fit that extends over the cheekbones for extra coverage. 

Flannel Face Mask

Match your mask to your shirt with this face mask made from flannel. Made from three layers of cozy fabric, the mask is adjustable for a perfect fit and has a nose wire. 

Ear Muff Mask

Combine a mask with earmuffs, and that’s one less thing you have to remember when leaving the house. This festive printed mask comes with warm, fluffy earmuffs attached for an extra cute and cozy look.

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