Humidify Me! Top 5 Reasons You Need a Humidifier

Winter is here and I am incredibly dry!

Winter is known to cause dry skin, even for those who normally are a bit oily. The cold wind blowing outside, then the dry heater inside, your skin is in a constant war to keep its moisture.

Humidifier
My nightstand is like a pharmacy of moisturizing products!

Over the past few weeks, I have been waking up with a dry mouth and stuffy nose. I also started getting nosebleeds at night. Finally, one morning I woke up feeling like the Sahara desert moved into my mouth and this was my breaking point. I went onto Amazon and found the best room humidifier I could find. Auto-shutoff, lasts 10 hours, powerful enough to humidify one room, and extra quiet mode so it doesn’t keep me up!

Humidifier
Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier

Within one use I was sleeping through the night and my mouth, while still a little dry, wasn’t the Sahara anymore. I love this machine! My eyes are not feeling scratchy, I no longer am having bloody noses, and I am helping my skin stay hydrated.

Humidifier
Here you can see the stream of cool mist it puts out, plus the night-light.

Top 5 reasons to invest in a humidifier

  1. Moisturize your skin

    • On top of fighting the winter weather, I am doing everything humanely possible to prevent stretch marks during this pregnancy. One of the most important aspects of decreasing stretch marks is keeping your skin moisturized.
  2. Decrease congestion

    • When you dry out those mucus membranes, your mucus becomes much thicker and you may feel yourself blowing your nose more often. A congested nose also leads to more mouth breathing which worsens your dry mouth. As I used the humidifier more and more, the congestion cleared up and in turn this helped my dry mouth.
  3. Dry mouth and chapped lips

    • This always woke me at night when it got really bad. I immediately started getting relief on day one of using the humidifier.
  4. Bloody Noses

    • These completely disappeared after about 1 week of using a humidifier. I went from the full-blown bloody noses, to bloody mucus when blowing my nose, to no blood at all!
  5.  Dry Eyes

    • Dry eyes are uncomfortable and make your vision worse. Chronic dry eyes can lead to a permanent decrease in vision and a scratchy sensation. Humidify those eyes!

Products on nightstand can be found here:

  1. Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier
  2. Christian Dior Creme Abricot Fortifying Cream for Nails
  3. Burt’s Bees Lemon Cuticle Cream
  4. Vaseline Rosy Lip Therapy
  5. Bio-Oil Specialist Skincare
  6. Walgreens Petroleum Jelly
  7. The Healthy Body Butter -Lavanila
  8. Trader Joes Midsummer Night’s Cream
  9. Palmer’s Massage Lotion for Stretch Marks

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