I have struggled with acne for many years.
Ever since I hit puberty, I have constantly been plagued by unsightly pimples and blemishes all over my face and my body. I am always very stringent about my skincare routine, I wash my face every night and exfoliate and moisturize and all of the things that I have been told to do, but I still get breakouts multiple times a week. I have been to a dermatologist and received prescription medications, but the side effects tend to be worse for me than actually healing my skin. A couple of weeks ago, my neighbor mentioned how high the humidity had been in our area, and it got me thinking about the relationship between humidity, and my skin breaking out, so I decided to get a dehumidifier for my home. A dehumidifier is a device that works to remove moisture out of the air. Dehumidifiers can either be standalone units that can be plugged into any room, but these units only work to treat one room at a time. Dehumidifiers can also be installed in-line with your HVAC system, in order to remove the moisture out of your entire home. Since the portable units are a much smaller investment, I decided to start with one of those to see what effect it had on my skin. After the first week, my skin had been clearer than ever before. After a few months, I decided to get a dehumidifier installed in my HVAC system, because of the other benefits that come from having less moisture in your home, like less chance of mold or mildew developing, and less warping in the woodwork of my home. If you struggle with acne, talk to your local HVAC provider today to see if a dehumidifier is right for you!