During the colder weather conditions, my skin always gets cracked, dry, and chapped, and I have tried all kinds of creams, moisturizers, and ointments to keep it from drying out.
Using the furnace in my lake house makes the air in my loft so dry that my remedies don’t seem to help anymore.
My friend told me about using a humidifier to help his kid breathe at night. I wondered if it would help with my skin. A humidifier can be either portable or permanent, and can be placed in any room in order to raise the humidity therein, or it can be installed in-line with your heating, ventilation, or air conditioning system in order to raise the humidity throughout the entire house. I decided to go with the portable unit, as it required much less of an initial investment; Setting up the humidifier was simple. Just fill the reservoir with water, and plug the component in, and the humidifier does the rest! My skin was clear and moisturized when I woke up the next morning! With the humidifier running, my kitchen air remained comfortably moist, even when the furnace was on. Now, when anyone asks how I keep my skin so clear and moisturized in the winter, I tell them my number one skincare secret is using a humidifier. If you deal with dry skin in the winter, call your Heating, Ventilation and A/C provider to see if a humidifier is right for you!