Eight months into the pandemic and we are investing in gadgets that make working from home more enjoyable and more comfortable – enter the humidifier.
The skin-soothing benefits of humidifiers are endless. These machines come in all sizes – perfect for your home office desk or for a living room – and work to moisturize the air. The more moist the air, the better alleviation you’ll have with dry and chapped skin, respiratory illnesses and colds, sinus problems, and overall immunity.
Experts recommend humidity levels to be between 30 and 50 percent. Purchasing a hydrometer can help you read the humidity in your home. Lower than 30 to 50 percent can cause dry skin and eyes, and is any easy target for bacteria to lurk. Investing in a humidifier during a pandemic might be the best thing for your peace of mind and body.
There are a couple of options for you: vaporizers, ultrasonic humidifiers, evaporative humidifiers. Vaporizers boil water and make warm steam, ultrasonic humidifiers produce a cool mist through vibrations and evaporative humidifiers blow air over wet wick filters creating a cool stream.
Ahead we share our favorite 5 humidifiers. Just be sure to clean the product, failure to do so could cause the collected bacteria to spread throughout your home.
A modern pick for the man that doesn’t want something bulky and enjoys a sleek design. Lasting up to 24 hours, it can cover large areas or an entire small apartment.
Homestay Cool Mist Humidifier ($34.99)
We love this ultrasonic humidifier for the seven different LED color lights, allowing you to create a different vibe per mood. It also doubles as an essential oil diffuser for added ambiance.
This mini humidifier is as small as a soda can and can be plugged into a USB port to be taken literally anywhere you go! Once plugged, it continuously emits a mist that lasts up to 10 hours to help improve your air quality.
This one releases warm air and has a low pitched hum to it that perfectly resembles a white noise machine. Plus the clear filter will prevent you from missing a cleaning session!
We love a budget-friendly pick. Pure Enrichment one lasts up to 16 hours and has an optional night light.
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