Why You Should Add a Humidifier to Your Beauty Routine

The healing effects of steam go far beyond soothing sore throats and moisturizing dry nasal passageways. It can also help keep your skin radiant and moisturized, prevent bothersome static, fill in fine lines in your face and generally make you look and feel better. Why spend all of your money on expensive beauty products when you can enhance your appearance in a natural way? Run a humidifier at night to keep dryness at bay and reduce the amount of time you spend on your morning beauty routine.

Glowing Face
Dry air can cause your face to look less than perfect. It can cause dull, ashy looking skin that makes you look tired and unhealthy. On the other hand, when your skin is properly moisturized, it looks radiant and glowing. Run a humidifier, like the Holmes® Xpress Comfort Warm Mist Humidifier, to keep your skin tone at its best and notice the difference for yourself. Take it a step further and use a tinted moisturizer in the morning to combat dryness in the air and completely banish dull skin.

Moisturized Skin
The middle of the winter is a tough time for your skin. You likely see the effects of the cold, dry air when you look at the cracked skin on key areas like your hands, elbows and knees. A humidifier can help pump moisture into the air, which can soothe dry patches and help prevent others from forming. To further reduce dryness, try exfoliating in the shower with a loofah and your favorite scrub, and follow up with a heavy-duty lotion. 

Reduce the Appearance of Wrinkles
Wrinkles can form and look more prominent when your skin is especially dry. A humidifier can help fill the room with nourishing steam that can smooth out your skin and help reduce the appearance of fine lines. For this reason, it's also important to moisturize regularly. With these simple tweaks to your bedtime routine, you can improve the texture of your skin overnight.

Calm Down Hair Static
Static happens when the air is dry and your hair picks up an electric charge. No matter how long you spend primping and styling your hair, it can be ruined instantly by the dry air. Running a humidifier while you sleep will help your hair trap in humidity so it's less likely to react to static in the morning. You should also use moisturizing shampoo and conditioner to further lock in moisture and remain protected from the damaging outdoor conditions.

Relieve Chapped Lips
Not only are chapped lips unsightly, but they can also be quite painful. In the winter, you may go through multiple sticks of lip balm to combat the drying outdoor air. To tackle the source of the issue, keep moisture pumping through the air at night with a humidifier. The humidity will leave your mouth soft and pillowy in the morning and repair cracked, flaky lips. Try exfoliating them periodically with a sugar scrub and drinking plenty of water each day for even more protection.

Help Prevent Breakouts
When you strip the oils in your face with a harsh cleanser, your skin is forced to produce even more oil to compensate, which can result in a nasty breakout. Similarly, when the air dries out the sensitive skin on your face, your oil production kicks up and may cause unsightly blemishes. Keep the appropriate humidity levels in your home to help banish acne and ward off bothersome dry skin. You should also apply moisturizer specific to your skin type and use the right cleanser each day to further prevent acne.