After months of wearing masks anytime we left the house, my tweens and teens were ready for something besides the boring masks they had been wearing. We decided that since school is starting back up in-person (with masks required), we wanted to get some exciting new masks. My boys were so happy to choose masks that could show a little of their personalities and interests.
What to Look for in a Mask for Teens or Tweens
- Style. Tweens and teens are much more likely to use a mask correctly if it’s something they want to wear. Think about their interests and preferences when shopping for a mask. There are masks with fun patterns, themes, and logos.
- Comfort. We all prefer to wear clothing items that are comfortable, and masks are no exception. Soft, breathable fabrics and adjustable straps help make a mask more enjoyable to wear.
- Protection. There is no point in wearing a mask if it doesn’t offer needed protection. While your child might not care so much about the safety a mask can provide, you do. Look for multiple layers and a good fit. Make sure to follow CDC guidelines when looking for a mask.
- Ease of use. If a mask is hard to put on or keep on, your child likely won’t wear it (or won’t want to wear it). Your child’s preferences and personality might help determine which mask to choose. There are several different kinds of masks including fabric and traditional masks and the gaiter style masks that cover the neck and face. What works for one child might not be the best option for another as far as how easy it is to use. If a mask isn’t quite right, look at some mask accessories to make a mask easier to wear.
16 Face Masks Your Teen Will Actually Wear
|NFL Team Face Mask|
|ililily Face Cover|
|Baby Yoda Mask Set|
|NCAA Logo Face Mask|
|Harry Potter Mask|
|FOCO NBA Team Neck Gaiter|
|Fydelity Face Mask|
|Animal Neck Gaiter Mask|
|Comfortable Blue Mask|
|Fortnite Face Mask|
|Burandoeno Face Mask|
|Camo Face Mask|
|Printed Face Mask|
|Washable Mask Set|
NFL Team Face Mask
For the teen NFL football fan this is a great choice. Made of cotton an polyester, this mask provides a fun way to display support for a favorite team. The soft and breathable fabric make it easy to wear, and adjustable ear loops help it fit just right. Order this mask set in your kid’s favorite team logo and he or she will be the talk of the school!
ililily Floral Patterned Mask
This beautiful mask is functional and fashionable. Constructed of 100% cotton, this mask has 2 layers of soft and comfortable material. It comes with the floral pattern in one of 4 colors. Adjustable ear loops help to ensure a great fit. Unlike some cheaper options, this mask has excellent mouth and nose coverage to provide more protection.
Yoda Mask Set
The force is sure to be with you in this Baby Yoda themed mask set. Made of 100% polyester, it is comfortable and durable. Adjustable ear straps and a nose clip provide a good fit. These masks have a filter pocket, and the set comes with 10 PM2.5 active carbon filters.
Rhinestone Face Mask
If your teen girl likes bling, this is the mask you need to get! It’s shiny, colorful, and fun. Your teen will want to have pictures taken in this mask! Available in a dozen different colors and styles, this eye-catching mask is great! The cotton material is comfortable and breathable against the face, and the adjustable ear straps keep the mask in place. A filter pocket allows you to use a filter if desired. No filters are included with this mask.
NCAA Team Logo Face Mask
While many college sports are being canceled this year, your child can still show support of his or her favorite NCAA team with this mask. Officially licensed, this mask comes in a set of 3. The exterior is polyester and it has a cotton lining. A filter pocket allows for using a filter for added protection. Although this only comes in an adult size, it runs a bit small and is great size for tweens and teens.
EnerPlex Face Mask
The EnerPlex mask is practical and simple but looks terrific. Available in blue, black, or white, this mask comes in 4 different sizes so it’s a great choice for the entire family. The 3 layers of 100% polyester are soft and breathable. Although the ear loops aren’t adjustable they do stretch, and the different sizes of masks ensure a proper fit.
Harry Potter Mask
For the Harry Potter fan, this mask is a dream. Representing each house of Hogwarts, this mask has bold colors and cool prints. If your child prefers a different theme, this mask comes in dozens of other designs (including Stranger Things, Angry Birds, Plants vs. Zombies, and more). The polyester fabric is soft and breathable. The filter pocket and two included filters offer good protection, and a nose clip and ear straps provide a good fit.
Animal Neck Gaiter Mask
For the teen who really wants to stand out, check out this animal neck gaiter mask. With 7 different animal prints including a dog, wolf, monkey, tiger, and more, this mask has options for the bravest of wearers. The polyester material is lightweight and moisture wicking. This mask can be used in a variety of different ways (as a mask, neck warmer, headband, etc.). The printed image goes all the way around the mask, and it’s seamless so you don’t worry about irritation from a seam. This is definitely an unforgettable mask!
FOCO NBA Team Neck Gaiter
With the NBA playing again, it’s the perfect time to show love for a favorite team! This NBA neck gaiter is available in many NBA team logos. It comes in small and large sizes and is made of soft and comfortable 100% polyester. Soft and breathable, this is a comfortable face covering your tween will love wearing!
Burandoeno Beautiful Face Mask
This gorgeous mask is sure to put your child on the map. The unique design and colors make it a great choice to wear anywhere. Made of 100% polyester, this mask is soft, breathable, and comfortable. The mask can be adjusted with toggles on the ear loops, and the nose clip helps keep the mask snug on the face. A filter pocket and 2 included carbon filters offer an additional layer of protection.
Fortnite Face Mask
For all the Fortnite fans out there, this mask is sure to be a winner! Made with 2 layers of polyester, this mask is comfortable and breathable. Adjustable ear loops make this a good mask for tweens or teens. It’s soft and fun to wear to school or anywhere else!
Fydelity Printed Face Mask
If your 14-year-old daughter likes to stand out from the crowd, choose one of the dozens of prints available with this mask. With vibrant colors and great designs, there is something every teen will like. The polyester fabric is soft and silky. It’s also moisture wicking for added comfort. Adjustable ear straps and a nose clip help fit the mask to the face. This is also a great choice for those who wear glasses; the mask won’t cause fogging. And your tween can even use a cell phone while wearing this mask!
If you want a mask that’s comfortable and fashionable, look no further. This camo mask comes in 8 different colors, and you can buy one single mask or buy a set to save money. Two layers of material make this mask effective, but it’s still lightweight and breathable. The material is soft. An adjustable ear loops and nose clip help form this mask comfortably to the face.
Printed Mask Set
Your tween or teen will love these mask sets of 10 masks. Made of polyester, they are comfortable to wear. There are many different themed mask sets, from Halloween to flowers, stripes, polka dots, and everything in between. These masks are adjustable so they are great for tweens or teens.
If your child is like my teen, a disposable mask might be the preference. This set of 50 disposable masks is convenient for school, running errands, or other activities. These blue face masks are comfortable and breathable. They have a nose clip to help form the mask to the face better. Three layers make these masks effective at keeping germs out. It’s easy for tweens to listen to headphones while using this mask.
Washable Face Mask Set
You can’t beat the value in this set: it comes with 5 masks and 2 mask straps. The mask hooks clasp below your ears, making this option appealing since they keep your mask securely in place without irritating your ears. In addition to being especially breathable, these masks offer teens and tweens complete protection in several fun designs, including tie dye, space, underwater, and seasonal options.
What materials make a good face mask?
According to the CDC, the most effective cloth face masks are made of multi-layered, breathable fabrics such as cotton. Polyester masks are also a popular choice since they are lightweight and moisture wicking. The CDC suggests individuals avoid single layer masks or masks made of fabrics difficult to breathe through. Our list provides plenty of options for excellent face masks.
What does a teen want in a face mask?
Teens prioritize comfort, safety, and style when selecting a face mask. It is critical to have one that is not irritating since they wear masks all day at school. But since teens want to continue socializing with their peers, they also want to make sure to wear a mask that protects them completely. Finally, masks provide a way for teens to express their unique style and personality.
Can a teen fit in an adult face mask?
Some teens may be able to comfortably wear adult face masks depending on their size. However, it is important that a mask is not too loose in order to ensure maximum protection. Since many masks are equipped with adjustable straps, teens may be able to adjust adult masks to properly fit them.