15 People Share Other Reasons Why They Like Wearing Masks in Public

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We all know why we should always be wearing masks right now when we head outside and we’re around other people.

The scientific evidence shows that the best way to prevent the spread of this virus that is ravaging our country right now is to wear a mask.

No problem, I say! It’s not my favorite thing in the world to do, but we all need to make small sacrifices if we want to get back to normal.

But are there OTHER reasons why people like to wear masks when they go out in public…?

Let’s see what folks on AskReddit had to say.

1. Hey, that’s good!

“I had a dentist appointment before going to the grocery store the other day, no one could tell if I was drooling from being numb.

Alternatively, if I’m listening to music no one can tell if I’m mouthing the lyrics to all the good bits.”

2. Took care of that.

“My nose was running the other day it was incredibly embarrassing but I remembered nobody could tell because I was at a CVS with a mask on.”

3. Pretty funny.

“I used to smile at people when I passed them in public and it would make them smile back at me.

Now I still smile because I forget that a mask is covering my face. When I walk away I always remember and think that the person thinks I was staring at them.

I think that’s pretty funny so I enjoy wearing a mask out in public.”

4. Just look at my eyes.

“My mouth has a natural frown. It doesn’t reflect my mood, but I got “What’s the matter?” comments a lot.

Now I’m old, and it just looks cranky.

Look at my eyes, it’s all good.”

5. Self-conscious.

“I’m really uncomfortable and self-conscious of my face, especially the lower half.

Honestly I wouldn’t mind wearing a mask in public all the time, even if/when this passes.”

6. There you go!

“It covers my adult acne.

And wearing a mask has actually helped mine go away a bit because I touch my face less and don’t wear any makeup where the mask covers.

I only have one pimple on my jawline right now (for the first time in YEARS) and no one can even see it because it’s covered.

I may honestly continue wearing a mask long after all this is over.”

7. Mutter as much as you want!

“I can freely mutter to myself without fear of people seeing my lips moving…”

8. Likes what it does for him.

“Makes me look more masculine, it hides my face which in insecure about and makes my jaw seem more sharp and pronounced.

It also brings more attention to my eyes which I’m more confident about.”

9. And, there’s this.

“I like to pretend I’m an off duty ninja.”

10. Time to hide.

“I’m an introvert, so it’s like getting to hide in plain sight.”

11. No more smiles.

“I love not having to smile.

I can finally wear and conceal my neutral I-hate-everyone-and-everything face.

It’s great.”

12. Really comes in handy.

“I work in retail and I love not having to fake smile at customers.”

13. Enough with the small talk.

“People are less likely to recognize me at the Trader Joe’s my sister worked at, and I don’t have to partake in small talk I’m not interested in.

I love Trader Joe’s, just hate being distracted from my mission.”

14. I know that person!

“It’s so much easier to tell if I’ve already talked to someone. It normally takes me a while to “memorize” a persons face but now I can just be like…

“Oh that person has a green mask with polka dots. I saw them yesterday.”

They’re also really cute and I was actually thinking of buying one before all this started.”

15. Fashionable.

“I get to wear and show off the cute, hand-made masks my wife has learned how to sew! I’ve got a fox one and a bee one so far.

I absolutely love them and her.”

How about you?

What are some of the reasons YOU like to wear a mask in public?

Share your thoughts with us in the comments!