While common face masks do their job to protect you from airborne germs and infectious droplets, prolonged wear can cause irritation on the back of your ears. It's actually a common issue among health care workers who spend hours wearing masks and other personal protective equipment. Several hacks have come up and one of these is wearing silicone protectors. These are soft, lightweight, and anti-slip accessories to use along with earloop face masks. Made from non-toxic, durable silicone, these protectors will help you withstand long use of face masks and prevent irritation behind the ears.