Adding a humidifier to your home can improve your skin!

I have had issues with a skin condition known as psoriasis for the last twelve years.  The condition appeared quite suddenly on my elbows and knees, and for a long time, I didn’t realize what it was.  I just assumed that it was a bit of dry skin and I tried moisturizing. When the symptoms worsened and refused to go away, I finally had it diagnosed by a doctor.  I was not happy to learn that there is no known cause or cure for psoriasis. Since then, I’ve tried all sorts of prescriptions, over-the-counter lotions and home remedies to treat it.  Even if something seems to initially help, it doesn’t work for long. I’ve figured out that the dry air in the winter months aggravates the symptoms. My skin becomes especially dry, scaly, cracked and itchy.  It is not only painful and uncomfortable, but embarrassing. Because I live in the northeastern part of the country, I’m exposed to overly dry winter air for approximately seven straight months. It’s necessary to run the heater and this only adds to the problem.  After a bit of research, I finally invested in a whole-home humidifier. The humidifier incorporated directly into the existing furnace and works in partnership to introduce necessary moisture. It operates silently, doesn’t require much upkeep, but effectively maintains ideal humidity levels.  The air in the home feels much warmer and more comfortable, allowing me to set the thermostat a few degrees lower. I’m saving money, every month, on my utility bills, and I’ve reduced strain on the furnace. While proper humidity levels and the installation of a humidifier hasn’t cured my psoriasis, it has certainly lessened the severity of it.  

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