What comes to mind when you think of quality skin care? The right cleanser? An exceptional moisturizer? Top-tier cosmetics? How about the quality of the air around you? The last item - air quality - is a less common consideration when it comes to an individual’s skin care routine. However, there is plenty of research backing the importance of pure air for your skin. Since you can’t control the outdoor air quality, what can you do at home to ensure that your indoor air quality is as clean as possible? Discover three top methods for creating the perfect indoor air quality for your skin.
Purify your home air
Did you know that common pollutants can lead to skin dryness, premature aging, skin rashes, eczema and acne? While many people think that pollution is mainly an outdoor problem, it is also an issue with indoor air. The air in your home can quickly become compromised by tobacco, pesticides, paint fumes, household cleaners, and more. Therefore, having proper indoor air quality should be a priority for your overall health and for your skin. For best results, use an air purifier to remove particles that can impact your skin.
Add moisture to combat dry skin
Suffering with dry skin can be a painful and uncomfortable experience. When the air outside or inside your home becomes dry, this issue can become even worse. Thankfully, there are ways that individuals can fight the damaging effects of dry air. One of the most effective solutions for those with dry skin is the use of a humidifier. Humidifiers release water vapor into the air of your home, which raises the humidity level. As a result of the warm, moist air released, they have been proven to soften the skin, reduce or eliminate flaking, and prevent premature aging.
Use essential oils in your humidifiers:
Humidifiers can be made even more effective with the addition of specific types of essential oils.Although many people already use the healing power of essential oil in their bath and body products, essential oils can also improve the skin when released into the air. The combination of the moisture from the humidifier, and the healing properties of certain oils, help promote healthy skin. Some of the top choices for oils include lavender, rose, frankincense, and patchouli.
Making a few simple modifications in your home can help you create optimal air quality for your skin. By adding an air purifier, a humidifier, and essential oils, you can significantly reduce indoor air pollution, and support the healthiest skin possible.
by Jane Taylor