Humidifiers: Your Dry Skin’s Best Friend


You break out the humidifier whenever you’re so stuffed up you can’t breathe. But does this steamy invention provide some beauty benefits as well? Turns out, yes.

Although chances are you reach for your favorite moisturizer when your skin feels parched, humidifiers also help your skin stay hydrated and supple. In the winter when the air is colder and drier, skin can’t hold onto as much moisture as it can with warm air. You need to supplement moisture because when it gets dry enough, the moisture on our skin evaporates into the air. This is particularly important in the winter. Any way you can add humidity to the air in an environment in which you spend a lot of time is going to be helpful.

But you don’t have to go out and buy a humidifier to enjoy its skin-quenching benefits. If you have a free-standing radiator, you can place a metal pot of water on it. Every time the heat comes on, it causes the water to evaporate, adding moisture to the air.

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