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Whether you live in a dry apartment, suffer from irritated sinuses, have allergies, or just value glowy, plump skin, a humidifier is a total must-have. A humidifier adds moisture to the air and can alleviate dry skin, nose, airways, throat, and lips, according to Dr. Purvi Parikh, MD, an allergist and immunologist based in New York City. FYI, dry air can aggravate allergy symptoms by increasing congestion in your nose, a.k.a. that stuffiness, pressurized feeling. No, thank you.
Peep a few of the best humidifiers, below:
Reducing the dryness in the air and your nose can help clear mucus that’s stuffing you up, and it can be especially beneficial if you put one in your bedroom or your baby's room. "The lining of your upper airways function better when air contains humidity," says Dr. Patrick Colley, MD, an otolaryngologist at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City.
"These devices can be helpful for patients dealing with the pain and congestion from a cold or flu, nasal crusting from allergies, chronic cough from a dry throat, and frequent bloody noses.” So, if any of these ring true for you, a humidifier might just be a game changer for you. Plus, sleeping with one next to you will keep your skin hydrated so that you wake up with glowy AF skin.
Don't know where to start? Here are the best humidifiers based on expert recommendations.
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