Thursday, March 3, 2016

Beauty Must Have | How to moisturize your skin + hair while you sleep

This winter was rough for me.  The biggest challenge I faced was dealing with the ultra-dry air.  My skin was dry and itched like crazy.  While upping my water intake did help some, I needed to find something even more powerful to increase moisture.

A few weeks back, I visited my gym's steam room.  I purposefully chose to stay in for only a few seconds.  When I stepped out, I felt my skin.  It was dripping with moisture and felt revived.  At that moment, I knew what I needed to do.

My next course of action was to head on over to Amazon and pick up small humidifier. I could no longer live in a low humidity environment. Within days, a portable unit arrived.  This unit can be plugged into a USB so I have it going while I work.   I also plan to take it with me on long plane rides. Although the humidifier is small, I felt the benefits on night one.  My skin wasn't as itchy and sleep was more comfortable overall.

But then I was like, "I wonder if humidifiers can also benefit the hair?"  Off I went into the land of the internet to find answers.  What I discovered was several accounts of people who boasted of wonderful skin, hair, and scalp benefits after using a humidifier on a nightly basis.

Here's an excerpt from Trisha's blog post after purchasing her humidifier:

"Honestly, I’m obsessed with this thing! My friend said that she used humidifiers as a kid when she was sick. But for me, this is my new secret (or not so secret because I’m sharing it here) beauty weapon."

Why is it her secret beauty weapon?  Because her hair and face seemed to be infused with added moisture, thanks to her humidifier.  

My plan is to purchase a larger unit to experiment with how best to impact the hair.  I'm thinking that I should also run the humidifier during the day while I'm working (since my hair will be under a scarf at night).  If any of you work in an office environment, a portable humidifier might be just what you need.

 Although we're sound asleep, our body is hard at work repairing and rebuilding.  I suspect that added moisture in the air can really contribute to the repairing process.  I don't know about you, but the idea of waking up to hydrated skin and hair without having made any additional effort sounds like a dream come true.

  1. Thanks for quoting me! I was reading your post and I was like oh wow I said the same things last week and then I was like wait thats me lol. And yes to the humidifier! It makes such a difference. I will never go without one ever again! I didn't know they had portable ones though... I'm about to check them out online. You best believe I'm bringing it with me during long study days in the library or when I'm traveling!