More than half of Americans say face masks are not essential to their daily lives, according to a new CBS News poll.
And while most of the country’s face masks do come in different sizes, the survey finds many people don’t realize that some of them can be more effective at masking the appearance of wrinkles than other options.
More than a quarter of those surveyed said they didn’t know that masks are made with special materials to mask wrinkles, while more than a third didn’t even know that it’s possible to get rid of wrinkles with makeup.
A survey of nearly 2,500 people found that nearly two-thirds of respondents thought that a face mask was unnecessary for everyday wear.
But the survey also found that a majority of Americans do not consider masks to be an essential part of their everyday life.
The survey of 2,000 adults was conducted Feb. 8-13.
It asked respondents about the importance of face masks to their health and comfort, whether they use a mask on a regular basis and if they think mask-less products are better than regular products.
The findings were not surprising given the popularity of face creams and face masks as well as the recent trend of the use of face powder.
The CBS News survey also included a question asking whether face masks should be used to mask the appearance, feel and texture of wrinkles.
The poll found that 76 percent of respondents said they use face masks for personal hygiene, but only 27 percent said they’re an essential product for everyday use.
The other 29 percent said masks are needed for “face and body care,” but only 12 percent said their masks were an essential option for daily use.
Meanwhile, people said they think face masks will always be essential for personal care, but they aren’t certain about what the best options are.
About one-third of people said their most preferred masks are the ones that are made of natural ingredients, such as cotton, silk or wool, while 17 percent said those products are the most important for everyday face mask use.
Only 7 percent said the masks are an essential way to treat wrinkles.