But that's not to say face masks are always easy to deal with. If you're somebody who struggles with them slipping off your face, or having your glasses steam up while wearing one, thankfully a doctor has shared a genius hack to overcome those obstacles. Hurrah!
Daniel M. Heiferman, MD, took to Twitter to post a selfie in which he's wearing a medical grade mask—wait for it—secured to his face with a BandAid. He told followers that the technique is one that he'd picked up at work: "If you're having a hard time with glasses fogging or keeping your mask up over your nose, a simple bandaid does wonders. Learned it in the OR [Operating Room]. Feel free to share, it may save lives!"
So far, his tweet has received over 154,200 likes and has been shared by 58,000 social media users (including our queen, Chrissy Teigen, who captioned her retweet: "Damn this is why you a doctor and I am I don’t know").
Heiferman followed up on his original post with a subsequent tweet reading, "I am overjoyed to see how many people the trick may help! Thank you all for your support in spreading it around. Harnessing the power of social media for good can lead to great things! #WearAMask."
While I've not yet tried the tip personally, I'm more than up for giving it a go on the days I'm forgoing contacts in favor of my specs. Honestly, the first time I tried a face-mask-glasses combo and got hit with foggy lenses, I was scheming about how to invent mini windscreen wipers that I could attach to them (and potentially become a millionaire from?) but tbh this sounds much easier.
This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com/uk. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.