Dry skin can be itchy, chapped, cracked and downright unpleasant for you and your family. It also takes a toll by accentuating the fine lines and wrinkles on your face.
Before you head to the dermatologist for a dry skin cure, take a look at your indoor air quality. Low humidity in your home could be the culprit.
When you heat your home, it dries out the air. That dry air then absorbs moisture from everything inside your home, including your skin.
Not only is dry air and dry skin uncomfortable, it can also be unhealthy and costly.
- Low humidity dries out your nasal passage and makes you more likely to get viruses and infections.
"Low humidity can make you more susceptible to catching cold or flu viruses. Air that is too dry dries out your nasal membranes and makes the lining of your nose more susceptible to bleeding and infections. Also, low levels of humidity have been linked to the speedier progression and transmission of viruses in the air."
-Department of Microbiology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine article, "Influenza Virus Transmission Is Dependent on Relative Humidity and Temperature," 2007
- Dry air absorbs the moisture in your skin, leaving you feeling chilly, even at normal temperatures. So, you turn up the heat, which leads to high energy bills.
Stop itching skin and start adding optimum levels of moisture to your air.
Your Cure for Dry Skin is Humidity Control from Aprilaire
Aprilaire can give you relief from dry skin with our automatic humidity control solutions. Optimum levels of humidity will help you prevent dry, itchy skin as well as a host of other comfort, health, home and energy problems.
"Humidifiers are commonly used in homes to relieve the physical discomforts of dry nose, throat, lips, and skin. The moisture they add to dry air also helps alleviate common nuisances brought on by winter heating, such as static electricity, splitting woodwork, and cracks in paint and furniture."
-U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Aprilaire offers Whole-Home Humidifiers designed for every family's needs and home. Use our Solution Finder or locate a dealer below to learn how you can achieve Total Comfort in your home today.