Skin Benefits of Using a Humidifier
- Apr 19, 2021
People are doing whatever it takes to get healthy, glowing skin. But did you know there’s another way to support the health of your skin and hair naturally? It may already be in your home. If you’re ready to take your skin care routine to the next level, try simply using your humidifier.
All-natural help for dry skin
There’s a reason your skin feels more dehydrated during colder months or in air-conditioned locations. Cool, dry air draws moisture from anywhere it can, and unfortunately, sometimes that means from your skin. When skin is stripped of its natural moisture, you can be left with varying degrees of dry skin: from dull and flaky to cracking and peeling. Your dry lips might even crack and bleed.
Although using cleansers, moisturizers, serums and lotions may address some of the symptoms of uncomfortably dry skin, topically applied products do not prevent the cause. A great defense against the harm of dry air is to prevent it from happening in the first place… through your humidifier.
Humidifiers allow you to control the environment of your home. Increase the moisture in your air to an optimal humidity level (between 40-60%), and you will help your skin absorb hydration naturally, relieving dry skin. Your scalp, hair and lips are also sensitive to dry conditions and will benefit from proper humidification.
How humidity can help oily skin & sensitive skin
Here’s an annoying fact: your skin can be both dehydrated and oily at the same time. When skin is exposed to changing environments (such as dry air), it responds by producing more oil to compensate for drier conditions. This overcompensation can lead to oily or combination skin, breakouts or blemishes – and it still may not make your skin well-moisturized.
Proper humidification can benefit those who are naturally prone to oilier skin, reducing the trigger to produce more oil in response to dry air. If you are using a drying treatment on your skin to reduce oil or remove blemishes, giving your skin extra hydration is even more important.
Humidification is helpful as well for people who suffer from skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis. Having the right humidity level can help reduce the discomfort that dry air can inflict on sensitive, easily irritated skin.
Convenient, zero-effort skin care
Wake up to refreshed, hydrated skin, lips and hair by running your humidifier in your bedroom through the night. Additionally, use a humidifier in places that you spend a lot of time, such as a home office or living room. To avoid over- or under-humidifying, choose the right humidifier* size, which should be based on the size of your room.
Whether you need extra moisture during colder months or you want the benefits of humidify year round, your humidifier is there to nourish your skin when you need it.