Whether you’re looking for help with allergies or to step up your skin care routine, humidifiers can be an overlooked tool despite boasting some important health perks. Humidifiers infuse moisture into the air and can benefit users year-round. During the winter months, as the combination of cold air and overheated homes dries out the skin, humidifiers boost much-needed moisture. Although fewer people think to use them during the summer months, humidifiers aren’t just for the wintertime, though, explained Jessie Cheung, MD, a board-certified dermatologist. “Moist air helps slow down the transmission of microbes and can combat the dry air from summer air conditioning,” she said. “It also allows for more comfortable breathing if you have blocked sinuses or respiratory infection and helps to keep sensitive skin from drying out.”
What are humidifiers good for?
Humidifiers help maintain a certain range of humidity in specific rooms or your entire home.