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Don't Let The Harsh, Cool Temps Ruin Your Skin—Try One Of These Humidifiers Instead

Don't Let The Harsh, Cool Temps Ruin Your Skin—Try One Of These Humidifiers Instead

While we love cozying up in cold climates, those sharp, cool temperatures can wreak havoc on sensitive skin and sinuses. For some, a humidifier is a life-altering device during the long, dark months at the end (and beginning) of the year. If you suffer from nose bleeds, colds, and/or dry patches of skin, you might want to invest in a humidifier for your home, office, or bedroom. The soft mist does exactly what you would think and literally moisturizes the dry air commonly often ushered in by arid climates or cold temperatures. Sleep better, feel better, and even possibly look better by trying one of the highly operable humidifiers that follow! Opening image: amazon.com

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January 18, 2018

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Sunpentown Ultrasonic Dual-Mist Warm/Cool Humidifier

Our Score

BEST FOR: If you have hard water, you probably get that annoying buildup in appliances—until you tried this humidifier. It demineralizes and treats water to reduce scale-forming calcium and magnesium from hard water. 

LOVED FOR: The adjustable mist intensity truly allows you to finely tune this humidifier to your liking.


Levoit Humidifiers Vaporizer

Our Score

BEST FOR: If you're looking to treat a large space, you'll be pleased to know that this device can tackle rooms up to 400 square feet.

USERS SAID: "This has been a lifesaver this winter. Our house has been so dry but this has helped relieve our sinuses. I was starting to get morning nose bleeds but once we fired this humidifier up, things have definitely changed." 


OXA Whisper-Quiet Humidifier

Our Score

BEST FOR: The dual nozzles allow the humidifier to reach different areas of the room. It's a small but powerful design feature. 

USERS SAID: "Excellent humidifier. I enjoy it’s simple features with the compactness. Does a great job for keeping a room from getting too dry especially during the winter. Recommend!"


Venta Airwasher 2-in-1 Humidifier & Air Purifier

Our Score

USERS SAID: "It's smaller than anticipated but it packs a punch! Air quality vastly improved immediately."

LOVED FOR: Treat two issues at once: This appliance is not only a humidifier but an air purifier.


Pure Enrichment MistAire Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier

Our Score

BEST FOR: Individual bedrooms

USERS SAID: "I purchased THREE ultrasonic cool must humidifiers last week (one for each bedroom in our house) and after using them for several nights, I absolutely LOVE them!! These are the best humidifiers I've ever had!" 


Vicks Warm Mist Humidifier

Our Score

LOVED FOR: Germophobes will want to purchase this humidifier immediately due to the heated vapor, which kills up to 95% of bacteria, mold, and spores.

USERS SAID: "This is our second Vicks Warm Mist Humidifier. Not because our first one broke, but because we love it so much. We needed another one: one for the girls' room, one for the boys' and then I use them throughout the house on an as-needed basis. Our first one is approximately 5 years old, still going strong and only 2 cleanings."


URPOWER Humidifier

Our Score

BEST FOR: Sensitive sleepers will appreciate this design, which eliminates any lights and reduces any sound. 

USERS SAID: "This is my first ever humidifier and I'm astonished by how effective it is. It's also very quiet and the water tank lasts several nights when I run it on low. On high it looks like a fog machine from Hamlet, yet still very quiet. (See video). I really like this thing."


Honeywell Germ Free Cool Mist Humidifier

Our Score

FUN FACT: The humidifier's scientifically proven process uses a patented Ultra-Violet light technology to kill up to 99.9% of bacteria, mold, fungus, and virus in the unit's water.

USERS SAID: "What a big difference this has made. Indoor humidity went from 10% to 45% in a few days. No more skin crawling, dry eyes and dry mouth. I didn't realize what a big difference this would make but it worked very well. I bought it for the germ-free function and the ability to use tap water."


TaoTronics Cool Mist Humidifier

Our Score

BEST FOR: This humidifier will take your dry air in and release it as odorless, purer air, making it particularly appealing to those with sharp senses of smell. 

LOVED FOR: The uniform distribution of mist due to the 360-degree rotatable nozzle. 


URPOWER 2nd Version Essential Oil Diffuser Aroma Essential Oil Cool Mist Humidifier

Our Score

BEST FOR: With this knock out humidifier, you can also diffuse essential oils which help mood and wellbeing. 

USERS SAID: "I use this everyday in my office as a child therapist. It's extremely easy to set up and has auto shut off as well as intermittent misting. My clients love the slowly changing colors and the way it diffuses gently diluting essential oils, creating a calm atmosphere in session. Also, it seems to have helped with my allergies as well!" 

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