You may have noticed during our recent sudden cold snap that your skin feels dry, the area around your fingernails is painful and cracked, your sinuses are acting up and your hair is dry and limp. Are you walking around your house touching things and getting shocked? Don’t be surprised, many others are too.
When the weather gets chilly it is important that we introduce some humidity into our homes.
Here are a couple things you can do:
- Turn dehumidifier of your furnace on if you have one
- place a small, portable steam humidifier in your bedroom
Use a sinus rinse before bed to keep the sinuses moist and really healthy. This is usually a very simple process. I personally use a product called Neil Med sinus rinse which is simply a small plastic squeeze bottle, filled with warm water and a pre-made saline packet.
Take the steps now to feel more healthy and comfortable during the upcoming cold months.