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How to Care for Your Latex Mask

When you receive your latex mask in the mail, it might not look how you were imagining right out of the box – more squished flat than the cool realistic 3D look from the picture. But follow these few easy tips, and you’ll get it looking Instagram-worthy in no time!

The following tips aren’t absolutely necessary but will help prolong the life and best use of your latex mask.

  1. Your mask will hold a fuller shape if you stuff it with plastic bags or a cotton T-shirt for a few hours or overnight before wearing. (Remove plastic bags before wearing!)
  2. After wearing, wipe down the inside of your mask with a mild soap, then water, as sweat, perspiration and makeup oils can break down latex over time.
  3. Dry the mask thoroughly and restuff it with plastic bags or a cotton T-shirt.
  4. Store away from heat and bright sunlight.
  5. Now it will be all set for next time you want to wear it!



Kristin is the web manager for CandyAppleCostumes.com. She is also a writer, wife, and mother of two girls, who she is teaching to love costumes just as much as she does!

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