It’s only the beginning of the year and you’ve already caught a cold twice? You might be able to blame that nose of yours.
In a study conducted at Yale, researchers learned that the immune system becomes weaker when your nose is cold. According to their results, a chilly honker gives the common cold virus more opportunities to wreak havoc. Yikes!
Luckily, there’s a super-simple way to stop said virus in its tracks: Cover your nose. Unfortunately, that’s easier said than done, which is why we scoured the Internet for interesting and fashionable nose warmers. That’s right, nose warmers. So, go ahead: Pick your nose.
Believe it or not, this might be the secret to preventing a cold
Nose warmers have been a thing for a whileThis wool nose warmer is arguably quite weird, but by the looks of this vintage ad, they were clearly a thing people bought. Now, if only they still cost $1.Snailwithmonocle/Imgur
They're everywhere!These wool piggy nose warmers are much cuter. Maybe the key to not looking foolish is to wear 'em with a buddy. ($13 at Etsy) Don't like the piggy ones? Check out your 56 other options.auntmartymadeit/Etsy
Chic neck warmerIf the pig noses are a little too out there for you, then this chic neck/nose warmer might be more your style. It's like an infinity scarf but sturdier. The best part? There's a cord so you can tighten it around your nose. Yay! Your scarf will never fall down and expose your nose! ($42 at Etsy)Jaffic/Etsy
Is this double-layer ski mask worth it?Okay, things have taken a turn for the creepy. This black hooded thing is called a "Double Layers Thicken Warm Full Face Cover Winter Ski Mask Beanie CS Hat." Sure, it's a mouthful but at least it'll protect your nose. ($11 at Amazon) Minimore/Amazon
Balaclava, panda styleThis darling panda balaclava will make you look approachable yet badass at the same time. ($55 at Etsy)BlamoToys/Etsy
Scare the cold away...literallyIf the cold virus doesn't double back once it see this, then there's no hope. Artist Tracy Widdess creates these scary yet wonderful knitted masks on commission and for exhibits. Want her to make you one? Drop her a line.Tracy Widdess/Brutal Knitting
Embalmed noses are cool, right?This is obviously a Halloween costume, but how cute would it be if your little one sported this while out and about in the winter? There's no way they'd catch a cold. ($5 (for the knitting pattern) at Ravelry.com)Mamachee/Ravelry.com
The cold virus can go fetchYour (dog) mouth might be agape, but the common cold won't be able to find its way into your nose. ($30 at Beardowear.com)Beardowear.com
Transform your nose into Optimus PrimeThe cold virus is for sure a Decepticon. We've sought the help of Optimus Prime to fight it off. ($55 at Etsy)Sandras Crochet Corner/Etsy
Darth Vader, is that you?And, we're back to the creepy. This Darth Vader-inspired "Silk- Lined Cold Weather Mask" humidifies cold, dry air without fogging up your glasses. Yeah, that's pretty sweet. ($36 at ICanBreathe.com)ICanBreathe.com
Would you like a balaclava?if you don't mind the fact that people will cross the street once they see you walking their way, then this balaclava is for you. ($3 at Amazon) Astra Depot/Amazon
Would you rock any of these nose warmers? Let us know in the comments below.