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 the best humidifiers that will help moisturize and soothe your dry skin.
Top 8 Humidifiers for Dry Skin
With this one, you will have yourself a humidifier that kills 99% bacteria, mold, fungus, and viruses. Due to its germ-killing technology, the device is resistant to any possible mold buildups.
You can now enjoy lounging in your house the entire day without any refills as long as it is set on the low setting.
In the situations where you want to have the highest mist output, the device can operate for 9 hours straight. Its tank capacity is 1.5 gallons and is best suited for rooms of 500 sq. feet or less.
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 are washable by the dishwasher. So you can practically have your dishwasher running and do its job while you do some “not humidifier related” things.
Pros and cons
- 25% quieter than other humidifiers
- Easy to clean and refill
- Budget friendly
- High maintenance cost due to regular replacement of filters
- No automatic humidistat
Second, on our list has a 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 a 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 an equal amount of vapor to every tiny nook and cranny 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 generate just the right amount of moisture in accordance with 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.
Pros and cons
- Has automatic humidistat
- Built-in timer
- Huge tank capacity
- Night-mode could be considered a plus or a minus
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 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!
Pros and cons
- Produces clean mist output due to the wicking filter
- Less mineral build-up
- Portable and easy to clean
- The filter needs to be replaced regularly
- Can be loud according to customer reviews
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.
Pros and cons
- Easy to operate
- Large room capacity for its size
- ITC Technology
- Can be a bit pricey for some
5. Best in Tank Efficiency
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 see that coming).
Being an ultrasonic humidifier, the unit is naturally designed to disperse a fine mist around the room or house which also means that there will be little to 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 an 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 “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.
Pros and cons
- Ultra quiet on low and high settings
- Large capacity
- Has low water indicator
- Can be hard to clean
Final Thoughts on the Best Humidifiers for Dry Skin
Having dry skin may not be “that” big of a problem but it’s not something you need to go through.
Not only does it not look pleasant, but dry skin can also lead to chapped lips and other skin infections, and those are big problems.
Finding the ideal humidifier for your dry skin can be a burden so luckily for you, any of these 5 humidifiers on our list are highly known for treating dry skin.
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 feel free to let us know below!
Writer for Homefaith.com