Itchy Skin

Humidity and Skin Work Together 

Moisture is extracted from the skin below a relative humidity of 40 percent. This is especially noticeable in the winter months and can make the skin crack and feel itchy. Irritations and inflammations may even occur in extreme cases. But the protective layer around the skin is preserved in sufficiently humid air, which keeps us looking fresh and radiant.

Humidity between 40% to 60% RH is considered the optimum range, and scientific studies have proven that your health improves when humidity is maintained in this range. If you want to learn more, check out the scientific studies that have been conducted on humidity control.

Dry air stresses your skin

The skin is the body’s largest organ and an important barrier between the environment and the sensitive interior of our body. Dry air removes moisture from your skin, causing it to crack and lose its protective capabilities which could lead to irritation or infections.

This is especially evident in the cold winter months when people experience rough hands and chapped lips. The elderly and sick are particularly vulnerable to dry air conditions in colder, dryer climates. The same applies to infants, as their skin is not yet fully developed. Humidity ensures that your skin remains protected against the drying effects of cold air.

Dry human lips that show cracking

Ideal humidity protects and benefits skin

Healthy skin protects you from the cold and heat while keeping microorganisms at bay. When humidity is between 40% and 60% RH, your skin has the best protection possible.

Even a slight increase in relative humidity can have exceptional effects beyond health benefits. Ideal humidity provides a healthier glow, firmer skin, and reduced wrinkles! Experience for yourself what healthy skin from ideal humidity can do for you!

dry hands that show wrinkles

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