Nothing ruins happy, glowing skin quite like dry, moisture-sucking air. But if your complexion was downright radiant all spring, summer, and fall, and now that winter is coming (Game of Thrones, anyone?), you’re starting to resemble a skin-shedding snake, fear not. The sich is normal and treatable in a number of ways: Great moisturizers help, and a stellar skin-care routine is key, but investing in a humidifier will seriously up your air-quality ante and your beauty regimen.
Humidifiers add moisture to the air circulating in your home, and that moisture can ease dry skin woes (including those chapped lips that seem unfixable and immune to even the strongest lip balms), help improve your breathing and dry sinuses, and even ward off some common cold symptoms. Oh, and it’s always a good idea to improve the air in your home, as indoor air can be five times as polluted as you breathe outside.