As winter begins, our skin starts showing symptoms such as itchiness, and we get sore throats and common colds. A very basic tip to decrease the chance of getting these annoying winter problems is to use a humidifier!
Where to put the humidifier? As a humidifier reaches all over the room, the place to put it really doesn’t matter. It’s better to put it away from walls and windows. If it’s too close, mold or mildew may develop from the condensation. What’s important is which heater and which humidifier you actually use.
The best percentage of humidity for human- 40%~60%.
Which humidifier is good? –the owner Shizuka loves Air-O-swiss. http://www.allergybuyersclub.com/air-o-swiss-7135-ultrasonic-warm-cool-mist-humidifiers.html?itemId=1185 Humidifier Best 3 http://www.consumersearch.com/humidifiers
When you use humidifier….probably better to put it a bit away from you about 1 yard so it can hydrate you well. Better to have one humidifier in each room and close the door. When you are not at home, of course turn off the machine and leave the door or window open to let humidity go.
How to prevent dryness? It is important to take care of your skin but it also important to “prevent” before skin gets to dry.
1) Avoid hot water- Hot water strips moisture away from your skin. Don’t use harsh soap. Use natural wash cloth rather than synthetic.
2) Taking a bath—soaking the body into the warm water can relax you by soothing the nerves. This will enhance the cell metabolism and increase blood circulation which can make a beautiful skin. Also, it opens up pores and let the dirt out from them. The water temperature raging between 96F to 105F is ideal. Hanshinyoku—hip bath? Too hot water is dangerous. It may overburden your body. Bath agent or bath oil is recommended to moisture your skin. The aroma can relax you as well.
3) After the bath, pat your body with dry towel quickly and apply moisturizer. It penetrates into the skin when skin is still wet and soft. However, it you leave the skin too long without putting anything, skin gets drier due to the tendency of water evaporation.
Please see our past news letter regarding how to take care and prevent dry skin. http://www.shizukany.com/newsletter/old/news/vol12_2002_12_e.html
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