Dry skin, nosebleeds, static electricity, sinus and asthma problems are all results of a dry home in the winter. We have some simple suggestions to add more moisture to the winter air in your home!
1. An obvious step is to purchase a humidifier! Although this is an additional expense, there are many humidifiers that can be purchased from Target or Walmart for under $40. You may see significant improvements in your health. Another great option instead or in addition to a humidifier is an air purifier.
2. Open your dishwasher to dry your dishes.
3. Make meals by boiling water on the stove top. Pasta, anyone?
4. Leave the bathroom door open while showering. Although this may not be ideal for privacy in your home, it will add quick humidity that you crave. Limit the length of your showers to under 15 minutes, and don’t make the water too hot. Although this feels good, it will dry out your skin.
5. Seal any air leaks in your home.
6. Moisturize your skin! Try an all-natural lotion for dry and sensitive skin. Oatmeal based lotions are great! A little petroleum jelly in your nose (although doesn’t sound to pleasant!) will really help with frequent nosebleeds.