You may think that the only hassle with humidity is your hair frizzing or living in an uncomfortable climate. However, humidity can cause more problems than ruining a good hair day or making you feel hot and sticky. The excess water vapor in the air can cause health and skin problems. Humidity isn’t just an outside weather factor either, and your house also has a humidity level. The humidity in your house not only affects your skin but also your health. Humidity under 30% is considered unhealthy to live in, and many people may be suffering from low humidity and not even know the simple fix. Here are some ways to fix the humidity levels and ways to care for your skin, health, and house.
High humidity causes damage to your skin and house. It can lead to rotting or molding in the house, but luckily our bodies don’t do the same. You will notice, however, excessive sweating or very oily skin. The reason your skin becomes oily is because high humidity levels makes your sweat glands work harder. The high levels in your house will cause internal damage and you will see the affects of it in the interior part of your house. Mold can become a major issue which is detrimental to your health. Also, the excess water vapor will cause your walls to become stained with the water. You may also notice that either the wallpaper or paint might begin to peel away from the wall.
It is easier to fix a low humidity problem rather than high levels, but it can still be manageable. To fix the high level in your house or if you live in high humid areas, you should install exhaust fans. This will help to keep some of the moisture out. You can also install a dehumidifier on your thermostat that controls the air condition and heating for your house. For skin care, be sure to use oil free make up when possible so you aren’t doubling the amount of oil on your skin. Sweat can’t really be stopped, but if you can control the humidity in your home you may not sweat as much. Also, wash your face regularly with natural skin care products to clean out oily pores and skin.
Low humidity causes double damage to both your health and your house. The low levels of water vapor can cause structural damage to your house, and you may start to notice cracks in the walls or. Your skin is like the walls of your body, and the skin on your hands can crack and bleed just like the walls in your house. Low humidity can also produce more dust around your house which can lead to asthma, allergic reactions, dust mites, or trouble breathing. One of the most common types of allergic reactions is caused by dust mites that can lead to excessive sneezing, hives, or irritated skin.
To fix the low humidity in your house, which is common during the winter, you can buy humidifiers and place them around your house. Depending on the size of the room, you may need two or three humidifiers placed in a big space. If you don’t want humidifiers around your house or you can afford to spend more money on a home unit, you can purchase whole house humidifiers that can be put directly onto your heating system. If your skin is very dry, I would recommend using an organic eczema oil to moisturize and soothe the cracked skin.
About the Author: Melanie Nader is the founder of the Homestead Company which makes premium quality natural skin care products including eczema oil and diaper ointment made with the finest 100% natural ingredients. For more information, visit http://www.homesteadcompany.com.