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The CDC's Facial Hairstyle Facemask Compatibility Chart

The CDC's Facial Hairstyle Facemask Compatibility Chart

Facial hair can interfere with the seal of a facemask, effectively rendering it useless. Here are illustrations (with unintentionally hilarious titles) from the CDC showing the facemask compatibility/incompatibility of different facial hairstyles.

The CDC's Facial Hairstyle Facemask Compatibility Chart

Since the given names are worthless at helping you quickly find your choice of on-face pompadour, we've broken the chart up into more sensible categories.

Hair on Chin, Good

The CDC's Facial Hairstyle Facemask Compatibility Chart

Hair on Chin, No Good

The CDC's Facial Hairstyle Facemask Compatibility Chart

Hair on Chin, Marginal

The CDC's Facial Hairstyle Facemask Compatibility Chart

Mustache Only, Good

The CDC's Facial Hairstyle Facemask Compatibility Chart

Mustache Only, No Good

The CDC's Facial Hairstyle Facemask Compatibility Chart

Mustache Only, Marginal

The CDC's Facial Hairstyle Facemask Compatibility Chart

Best Fit

The CDC's Facial Hairstyle Facemask Compatibility Chart

My hat's off to the healthcare workers who have to navigate both facial grooming and regular mask-wearing! If I had to do it daily, I'd go clean-shaven.