How to Clean a Snorkel Mask

How to Clean a Snorkel Mask
Manufacturers ship snorkel masks with an oily film that protects the silicone but can fog up the glass, so it is important to clean your mask after purchasing it. Toothpaste works well, although you may have to repeat the application a couple of times to completely get rid of the film. After the initial cleaning, you should only have to periodically clean your snorkel mask to get rid of buildup from sunblock, makeup and other greasy substances.


Difficulty: Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • Toothpaste Snorkel mask Fresh water
  • Toothpaste
  • Snorkel mask
  • Fresh water
Step 1
Apply a pea-sized drop of toothpaste, not gel, to the inside of the lens.
Step 2
Rub the toothpaste around the lens with a clean finger in a circular motion. Make sure that you use the pad of your finger--your nails could scratch the lens.
Step 3
Rinse the mask thoroughly with clean water.
Step 4
Repeat if necessary.

Tips & Warnings

After every snorkel trip, rinse your lenses with warm, fresh water to get rid of salt deposits.

Article Written By Shiromi Nassreen

Shiromi Nassreen has been writing professionally since 2005. She specializes in travel and outdoor topics, and her articles have appeared in various print and online publications, including "DISfunkshion Magazine" and Matador Travel. Nassreen holds a Bachelor of Arts in theatre studies from Rose Bruford College of Speech & Drama.

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