Maybe dry skin and static cling are annoying during the winter months?

Here are only a few more reasons to consider a humidifier during the cold, dry season.


Heal faster: Whether it be a cold or allergies, a humidifier keeps your nasal passages lubricated, which helps speed up the healing process when you’re under the weather. For people with bad allergies, there are humidifiers that are specially designed to purify the air as well.

Fewer nosebleeds: Another reason keeping your nasal passages moist and lubricated is helpful in preventing nosebleeds. If you’re regularly experiencing nosebleeds due to your dry climate, it’s worth a try. Many people have found that it makes a big difference.

Support beautiful skin: Soothe dry skin by sleeping with a humidifier on through the night. In the morning, you’ll not only notice that your face looks suppler, and your hands and lips won’t feel dry and dehydrated either.

*The type of humidifier you choose depends on your preferences, budget, and the extent of the area in which you want to add moisture. There are five types of humidifiers:

  • central humidifiers
  • evaporators
  • impeller humidifiers
  • steam vaporizers
  • ultrasonic humidifiers

For the best results, the Environmental Protection Agency recommends that the humidity level in your home not exceed 50 percent. (EPA)

*Source- Healthline

Relief from Eczema

November 14, 2014

Eczema is an itchy rash that’s often hard to get rid of. Most people can’t help scratching it, which further irritates the skin. Eczema is often, but not always, related to allergies.

Skin affected by eczema loses water easily, so treatment involves rehydrating the skin by taking warm (not hot) baths or showers and then promptly applying moisturizers. Thick creams that lock in the moisture can help a lot. Use creams or lotions without fragrances or preservatives. You should also limit the use of shampoos and soaps to once or twice a week. These products remove the skin’s natural oils and worsen dryness. Over-the-counter antihistamines can help with the itch, too.


First Steps to Treating Eczema

If you have eczema, it is important to take good care of your skin. Take warm (not hot!) baths on a regular basis and immediately applying moisturizers afterward will help keep your skin moist. You’ll find more information about this in the bathing and moisturizing section. In order for prescription medications to be most effective, a proper bathing and moisturizing regimen is required.

Eczema prevention check list:

  • Moisturize every day.
  • Wear cotton or soft fabrics. Avoid rough, scratchy fibers and tight clothing.
  • Take lukewarm baths and showers, using mild soap or non-soap cleanser
  • Gently pat your skin dry with a soft towel – do not rub.
  • Apply a moisturizer within 3 minutes after bathing to “lock in” moisture.
  • When possible, avoid rapid changes of temperature and activities that make you sweat.
  • Learn your eczema triggers and avoid them.
  • Use a humidifier in dry or cold weather.
  • Keep your fingernails short to help keep scratching from breaking the skin.
  • Some people with allergies find it helps to remove carpets from their house, and give pets dander treatments.

Please contact your health care provider with additional questions.

Source: National Eczema Association

Drink Up!

February 8, 2013

How important is water to your body, inside and out?

Take a close look…

Human Body

Sweat for Health

December 18, 2012

Sweating is a very important process that your body uses for a variety of purposes. It is used to help your overall health. You don’t have to be working out to sweat, but when you do it during exercise, you are benefiting your body. Some of the benefits of sweating:

Woman Sweating

Clean Skin

Unfortunately, sweating has gotten a bad reputation. But sweating is actually your body’s way of helping to keep your skin clean. Every day, toxins build up in your pores that need to be released. If they’re not, then your skin can break out and cause pimples, rashes and other skin infections. By sweating out these toxins, your skin stays cleaner and, over time, it will appear to look healthier than ever.

Lowers Body Temperature

However, great skin isn’t the only thing you gain when you break a good sweat. When you exercise, heat is generated, helping increase the amount of calories you burn. Now, in terms of regulating temperature, sweating keeps your body from overheating, which may prevent you from working out properly and may even cause heat stroke.


Helps Fight Sickness

A fever is not fun. So when you get a fever, the first thing you do is run to the medicine. Did you know a fever is actually your body’s way of fighting off sickness by trying to help you sweat it out? If you are sick,

Sweating is one of the best things that your body can do to help keep itself healthy. Though you probably do everything you can to stop your body from doing it, the physical act of sweating is therapeutic for your body. It helps your skin, which is your largest organ, to stay active (especially during the winter months) and it helps your internal organs to stay cool by lowering your overall body temperature. If you do not exercise or workout regularly, you probably do not sweat much. You should try to change this. At the very least, there are saunas and spas available to you that allow you to enjoy the benefits of sweating without ever setting foot in the gym. Try to sweat more often to help your body stay healthy

The premise is simple, when your body is subjected to temperatures hot enough that sweating results, all the bodies systems are kicked into high gear. The need for oxygen is increased by 20% as the blood flow accelerates, metabolism increases and your organs experience a flush. You can liken it to exercise, but for your internal systems. We all know how important movement and exercise is for the maintenance of health and wellness- the fact is that it’s just as true for your insides as for the out.

“Given a fever, I can cure any disease”. -Hippocrates