Rolling off the roller-skates rack in the back of a local store in the UK, I was quickly overwhelmed by the comfort of the product.
I had been told I should be wearing a ski mask at all times to protect myself from the nasty cold.
The idea of wearing a mask made me feel a bit ill and it took me a few minutes to realise the truth.
I’d always felt uncomfortable wearing a face mask when I wore it at work and even more uncomfortable wearing it when I was at home.
I’ve always been able to wear a mask and even after a few years of trying, it still never quite works for me.
I tried a mask but it felt very uncomfortable, I could feel my face getting sore and irritated, and my skin felt oily and flaky.
My facial skin feels fine but when I take off the mask I can see itchy and irritated.
I don’t think it is safe for people in the workplace or when you are outside, so I’m not a fan of using roller skats as a mask.
In the end I decided to buy a mask online and wear it in public.
It is definitely easier to get on with the mask if you have a good friend who can help you out, but it’s just as uncomfortable as the face mask if it is your partner.
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