October 11, 2021

Humidifier: Best-Kept Secret for Better Skin?

Humidifiers have been trending a lot lately, mostly due to the fact that we all have been spending time at a home a lot more than usual! However, humidifiers are not getting popular only for cleaning the air, they’ve also been long considered to be the best kept secret in skincare! Let’s discuss.

What Is A Humidifier?

A device that turns water into vapor to increase the moisture level in the air (humidity) is called a humidifier.

Are Humidifiers & Air Purifiers Different?

Yes, air purifiers only clean the air by removing pollutants while humidifiers also add moisture to the air. Apart from this humidifiers have many more benefits like fighting allergies, clearing sinuses & more related to skincare that we will discuss shortly.

Humidifiers & Skin

Dermatologists have been recommending humidifiers to patients with dry-skin since a long time. However, the problem had always been of people not using them enough, with the majority only buying one and then keeping it after a brief period of use. It is only lately that the focus towards air purity has greatly increased which is why they’ve been in more actual use now, more so than ever! One more thing that wasn’t common before was regularly changing or replacing the filters. Not doing so and letting the water or the device dirty will foster germs.

Humidifiers & Winter Months

As we’ve discussed before, in winter months, dry air can cause the moisture to evaporate from your skin, and this leads to dry and cracked skin. Adding moisture to the air with the help of a humidifier is immensely helpful for people who suffer from dermatitis or even seasonal respiratory allergies.

How Do Humidifiers Impact The Skin

As we’ve discussed in our article on skin barrier, in case you do not have optimal humidity in your environment then moisture is constantly being pulled out of your skin. With the use of a humidifier, your body can maintain a healthy skin barrier and eventually you will notice less dryness or flaking.

Also, as we sleep, our body temperature fluctuates and due to this we lose water while trying to regular the body temperature. With the use of a humidifier, your skin is supported throughout the night.


In skincare, there is no 1 trick that does it all for you. However, with time devices like these can be great skin-care tools. It is highly important though to understand that such devices are NOT designed to replace your topical products but rather complement them. A good moisturizer and it’s benefits can simply never be replaced with a humidifier!

Moreover, dry skin doesn’t absorb ingredients or products as well as damp skin. Damp skin acts like a sponge that quickly absorbs products and ingredients that you put on them. So having something like a humidifier, boost your skincare throughout the day is super beneficial.

In case you would like to seek help regarding any skin issue then you may connect with Dr. Jaspreet at +91-8826141232.


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