Why a Humidifier Can Treat Your Dry Skin


Whether it's all the hand-washing we are doing or the dry winter air, your skin is likely dry, cracked, and in need of some relief. 

In addition to hand lotions, balms, and creams, you may need to add a humidifier to your home to truly overcome your dry skin issues.

"Air conditioning and heating can have a drying effect on skin because they work by removing a large amount of moisture from the air," dermatologist Dr. Corey Hartman tells Real Simple, explaining sometimes we need to alter the environment inside our homes to address dry skin.

According to skin experts, using a humidifier "pulls moisture back into the air to improve dry, itchy skin and help it retain that hydration. Also, a home humidifier can improve cracked lips, limp hair, itchy skin, and allergies.

These highly-rated humidifiers -- in 3 different price points -- may help treat your dry skin and help you better retain moisture throughout the year, no matter what the weather is like outside.

Under $50 dollars

AquaOasis Cool Mist Humidifier

AquaOasis Cool Mist Humidifier

This ultrasonic humidifier is great for a bedroom or large room, has an adjustable 360° rotation nozzle, an auto-shutoff feature, and an extra-large water tank for up to 24 hours of use.


Under 100 dollars

LEVOIT Humidifier

LEVOIT Humidifier

This humidifier provides warm and cool ultrasonic air, has a built-in humidity sensor to automatically adjusts the mist level to maintain a comfortable level of humidity, has an auto-shutoff feature, is perfect for large room, allows for 60 hours of continuous use, and a remote control.


Under $150 dollars

HuPro Air Humidifier

HuPro Air Humidifier

This large capacity warm & cool ultrasonic humidifier features three levels of humidification, has an adjustable humidistat from 30% to 85%, an LED screen with a touch panel for better control, a 6 liter water tank (Great for big rooms up to 500 square feet), has timer and sleep mode, and is whisper quiet.


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