Health Tips: 5 Best Humidifiers for Dry Skin

Living in a house engulfed in stifling dryness in the air does not exactly scream healthy living, does it? Dry skin, for one, is one of the most common adverse effects to this situation.

To avoid and prevent this skin problem, I have here a list of best humidifiers that will help moisturize and soothe your dry skin.

Best Humidifiers For Dry Skin Reviews

1. Honeywell Germ Free Cool Mist Humidifier

With this one, you got yourself a humidifier that kills 99% bacteria, mold, fungus, and virus. Due to its germ-killing technology, the device is resistant to any possible mold buildups. 

You can now enjoy lounging in your house or room for one whole day without any refills in between as long as it is set on the low setting. 

In situation where you want to have the highest mist output blasting in your home, the device can operate for 9 hours straight for every one tank fill. Its tank capacity, by the way, is 1.5 gallon.

Speaking of tank, the device’s tank is purposely designed to have a wide opening so that it’ll be easier for you to clean and refill it. 

Lastly, some of the device’s parts that will require cleaning is washable by dishwasher. So you can practically have your dishwasher running and do its job while you do some “not humidifier related” things. 

This way, it’ll give you some spare time rather than washing it with your hands! Oh, and it is suited for rooms up to 500 sq. feet. 

To the germaphobes out there, I think it goes without saying that this one should be included on your top list!


  • 25% quieter than other humidifiers
  • Easy to clean and refill
  • Fits almost anyone’s budget


  • High maintenance cost due to regular replacement of filters
  • No automatic humidistat

2. TaoTronics Ultrasonic Humidifier

Second on our list has dual mode which means you can choose between what kind of mist to disperse in the air; cool mist or warm mist. With this, you can now have a cool and warm mist humidifier packed in just one device.

Another unique feature is that this humidifier has more levels than the typical 3 humidity levels. You can swiftly slide through the 7 (yes, 7) levels of warm or cool mist. Righteous! I especially like having variety of choices.

Aside from the dual mode function, this device has two nozzles that can be adjusted 360 degrees. The two spouts are made to release equal amount of vapor to every tiny nooks and corners of your room.

Its tank is expected to hold a maximum of 6 liters of water that will provide you 13 hours of warm mist and 17 hours of cool mist.

Moreover, this ultrasonic humidifier is also equipped with advanced humidity sensor that lets the device automatically generates just the right amount of moisture in accordance to the room’s temperature.

For light sleepers, I have a good news for you, guys. Guess what? A sleep mode is added in this humidifier that turns off the LED lights and mutes all indicator beeps. So you’ll have no problem in getting your uninterrupted sleep!

With its sleek design and modern look, I couldn’t help but like this humidifier. Not to mention the great features that come with the device. Ahh, purely divine!


  • Has automatic humidistat
  • Built-in timer
  • Huge tank capacity


  • Night mode prevents you to see the buttons

3. Honeywell QuietCare Cool Moisture Console Humidifier

This second Honeywell humidifier on our list is also good for skin problems (especially dry skin) and sinusitis like the rest of the humidifiers here

It is excellent for extra-large rooms or houses up to 2300 sq. feet. It makes use of a replaceable filter that helps in filtering dust, dirt and pollen and has 3 speed settings for your mist output and sound level.

In relation to this, a Protec Antimicrobial Cleaning Cartridge is also added to prevent mold, bacteria and other allergens from going into the water, which will result in a cleaner moisture in your home. It looks like HCM-6009 is pretty serious when it comes to these things.

The device utilizes 2 tanks that can hold up to 3 gallons of water all in all with 1.5 gallons for each tank. It can operate for 24 hours per filling under the low setting.

Similar to the first Honeywell on our list, this one also has wide tank openings for easy cleaning and filling.

Lastly, HCM-6009 is designed to automatically shut off once your desired humidity level is reached or when the tank is empty. It wouldn’t be complete without this feature!


  • Produces clean mist output due to the wicking filter
  • Less mineral build-up
  • Portable and easy to clean


  • Filter needs to be replaced regularly
  • Can be loud according to customer reviews

4. Air-O-Swiss Ultrasonic Warm and Cool Mist Humidifier

With AOS 7147, you’ll find yourself waking up feeling moisturized and looking healthy. Who wouldn’t want that for a humidifier?

You are given the option to choose cool mist or warm mist as your mist output. If you’re feeling a bit chilly from the cold weather (which also causes dry skin) or having nose problems, warm mist may be the best choice.

On the other side of the coin, it’s better to disperse cool mist during warm weather conditions to provide some relief from the heat. Nevertheless, either way, both are great for  soothing dry skin.

AOS 7147 can humidify a room with an area up to 600 sq. feet. It offers you the best with its Intelligent Temperature Compensation (ITC) technology that gives you the most suitable humidity according with the temperature of your room.

Due to its 1.1-gallon tank capacity, this ultrasonic humidifier can run for 20 to 36 hours continuously and without any delay. But keep in mind that the operating time depends on the mist setting that you’re using.

Like most competent humidifiers in the market, this device is also built with an auto-shutoff system that will turn off on itself when there is no water left in the tank.

Overall,  AOS 7147 is more than capable of performing its basic functions. Besides, as long as it’ll help you get rid of that nasty dry skin, then all will be well.


  • Easy to operate
  • Large room capacity for its size
  • Has ITC technology


  • Can be pricey for some

5. PureGuardian Ultrasonic Warm and Cool Mist Humidifier

This humidifier comes with a 2-gallon tank capacity that will supply you with a comfortable mist for 120 hours (Yes, you and me both, my friend.  I definitely didn’t saw that coming, too).

Being an ultrasonic humidifier, the unit is naturally designed to disperse a fine mist around the room or house which also means that there’ll be lesser to almost no white powder residues.

I think this may be one of the best benefits of an ultrasonic humidifier, don’t you think?

It includes a built-in timer that can be set for up to 12 hours and has 3 speed settings. Another plus is its LED light that can be turned off if you prefer to sleep without any lights on.

This way the issue about disturbing LED lights or LED displays being too bright is forever eliminated. Good job, PureGuardian! Because I’ve noticed some humidifiers don’t offer this option and this can be a big NO to some customers.

Furthermore, there’s the incredible fact that this unit has a “Silver Clean Technology”. This works with the use of nano-silver that provides microbial and odor protection to the device.

In addition, every time the device is running, silver particles will release antimicrobial silver ions. May sounds complicated but still, absolutely sublime!

Now, not only will you be breathing a healthy and clean air, but it’ll also be free of any odor. Actually, this is the first time I’ve encountered an odor-free humidifier which is totally exceptional by the way.

This PureGuardian humidifier definitely gained brownie points with me! How about you?


  • Ultra-quiet on both low and high settings
  • Large capacity
  • Has low water indicator


  • Can be hard to clean

Final Thought on the Best Humidifiers for Dry Skin

Having a dry skin may not be “that” of a big problem but I’m sure this is not something that any person would like to have.

Not only does it not look pleasant, but dry skin can also lead to chapped lips and other skin infections. Now that would be a big problem.

Finding the ideal humidifier for your dry skin can be a burden so luckily for you, those 5 humidifiers on my list are highly known for treating dry skin.

Take your pick and you’d be saying goodbye to your dry skin in no time! Each can be a great addition to your home essentials.

They do not only add moisture to your room or house but all are more than effective to moisten your skin, too.

Nonetheless, if you have something in mind that you think is better, then go ahead. So long as you can get rid of dry skin, sleep better and longer and wake up feeling refreshed, that’s all that matters! Isn’t it?