Did you know that humidity can affect your health and wellbeing in a number of surprising and unexpected ways?! It is true! As humans, we are best off in an environment with medium humidity. Too much humidity, that’s bad! Too little humidity, well that is bad too!Here in Phoenix, we do not live in an area with balanced humidity. Instead, Phoenix is very arid. That is to say; there is almost no humidity in our stark yet clear Arizona air. Installing a humidifier in your home can change this and result in a few awesome health benefits.
Dry Air Affects Your Skin
Your skin is tough. Really tough. But it requires moisture to be healthy. In the dry desert air, your skin loses moisture very rapidly. This can lead to dry, cracked skin. Regularly applying lotion will help, but installing a humidifier in your home can be a more permanent fix. It will also help with the unpleasant condition of having dry, cracked lips. Overusing lip balm can actually worsen this condition in the long run!
The Hair on Your Head
Humidity affects your hair as well! You have probably seen a movie in which a character complains about having frizzy hair because it is too humid out. Well, a lack of humidity can have its own set of complications. Primarily, living in an arid environment will cause your hair to dry out leading to split ends. The dry air will also affect the health of your scalp. A humidifier can change all of this!
Health and Wellbeing
Some people will find their bodies overproduce mucus to compensate for the lack of moisture in the air. This can contribute to sore throats and congestion. Installing a humidifier has been shown to alleviate these symptoms. It is a quick, easy, and permanent fix!