My nasal passages are missing the internal "twists and turns" (because my mother applied her steroid spray on me as I was growing, causing them not to grow) so I know exactly the feeling of water rushing in undeflected. :)
Loving water, and to compensate for that, I've learned to exercise better breathing control through my nose and mouth. If the feeling of the rushing water bothers you too much (as I gather from your risking your life by bolting for the surface), try practicing without water first: fit your mask WITHOUT the straps, and try to keep it on your face (yes, at the beginning the mask must help with a good fit, but it is a skill, and I can do it with pretty much any size and color mask). After years of practice, I can dive on the pool with an unstrapped mask, keeping the vacuum with my nose, while breathing through my mouth (regulator).
When I swim breaststroke, I inhale through my mouth, and exhale though my nose. This is EXACTLY what I do to clear a mask. So another exercise: if you swim breaststroke, do so for some time inhaling through your mouth and exhaling through your nose. Once it feels rhythmic and natural, grab a mask, and clear it right there at the pool with the same rhythm and all. Remember that you do not need to do it in a single or even three breaths, you can continue breathing in through your mouth and out your nose forever, even if the mask won't clear.
I do not tilt my head back to clear. Most masks are designed to not accumulate water at the bottom if looking straight ahead, or even a little bit down.
It took the Keiko the whale months to learn how to breath-hold after years in shallow water captivity... and then she died in open water. But she did not drown! Good luck breathing,
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