How Humidifiers Can Help To Boost Your Skin’s Glow

You know how you always walk past the overly scented shop and that cute little humidifier displayed at the entrance seem to be calling out to you? Often, you’ll fight the urge to get it.

But what if we told you that owning a humidifier can actually work wonders for your skin and health? A humidifier is used to emit water vapour into the air to increase the level of humidity, keeping the indoor air hydrated. Besides, it’s also a great tool for your health.

A study in 2013 revealed that increasing humidity levels to 43% or above reduces the ability of airborne viruses to cause flu infections. Low humidity environment in 70% of viruses could transmit diseases through coughs. However when the humidity is increased, the number dropped to only 14%. Seriously, it’s worth the money!

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What’s the purpose of a humidifier?

A humidifier is used to emit water vapour into air to increase the level of humidity, keeping the indoor air hydrated. It’s also a great tool for your health quality.

1. Relieve sinusitis

When the air is too dry, your sinuses can get worse. This happens especially when your room is air-conditioned. The humidifier adds moisture to the air that you breathe and relieves sinus congestion by loosening up the mucus secretions of the nasal passages. This will help you to wake up to a more comfortable nose and throat.

2. Heal Quickly 

From flu to asthma or allergies, a humidifier will keep your nasal passages lubricated and help speed up the healing process. Not only that, it also helps to reduce symptoms like coughing and sneezing. For people suffering from bad allergies, this is great!

3. Softer, Vibrant Skin 

Experiencing dry, dull and flaky skin? It could be from the cold, dry air that saps the moisture from your skin. Get that glowing, vibrant look by sleeping next to a humidifier as the cold air can strip the skin of its natural oils. It prevents all these damaging effects, giving you a healthy and beautiful skin. Not only will your face look more supple but your hands and lips won’t feel dry and dehydrated either! #WhatAGirlWants

Dermatologists also recommend the usage of humidifiers if you’re suffering from eczema and psoriasis.

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4. Get Rid Of Snores 

Having snoring problems? Good news, a humidifier may just help you with that. We tend to snore if our sinus and throats are dry. But a moist environment keeps the throat from drying out and relieves the intensity of the annoying snores, giving you a good night’s sleep!

But becareful..

  • Clean your humidifier at least once a week regularly.  If you don’t, it can be a source of bacteria and mold to grow, making you sick.
  • Distilled water works best! Regular tap water contain minerals that create a buildup in your machine and promotes bacterial growth. However, distilled water has fewer minerals, which also means you don’t have to clean it that often.
  • Choose the appropriate size of humidifier that suits the size of your space and room. A small humidifier used for a bedroom may not be able to help humidify the size of a living room.