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Humidifiers Protect Skin in Cold Weather

Written by Duncan under General, Humidifiers | No Comments ""

Most weather men are suggesting that this year has been one of the coldest so far and it’s set to remain that way for a while.   Temperatures are low enough to begin with, but add a wind chill factor to that and the results on your skin can be pretty bad.  You don’t have to be working outdoors for lengthy periods before you get wind burns on your face which can begin to feel almost like a peeling sun burn.

Blizzard conditions and cold weather can damage skinSnow may be fun, but can damage skin

There’s no doubt that when the cold winds start whipping in the skin suffers.  You skin can feel very dry with itching on the hands and legs.  There may even be some cracking involved if the dryness gets too severe. Surprisingly that may not be a result of the arctic conditions directly, but rather  a consequence of the fact that , when the heaters come on as we get home or reach the office, the humidity drops and our skin dries out.

an evaporative humidifier can help maintain healthy skinCold, dry hands shoudn't be exposed to too much heat too quickly

Having humidifiers is a good solution as it puts moisture back the air and that’s good for your skin. However, even that won’t help if you get too close to heaters for long periods of time.  Lengthy exposure to direct heat after being outdoors in the cold can cause darkening and hardening of the skin that can lead to permanent damage.  Enjoyable as it may seem after braving the blizzards, you should try not to crank up the hot water temperature when you shower or bath either because that can dry your skin out even more.


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