Winter is particularly tough on our skin, despite our best efforts. And if you've found yourself turning up the heat in your home or car over the past couple of weeks, you're likely feeling the effect even more.
One way to keep dry skin at bay during the winter is a humidifier. Read on to find out why you a humidifier is a winter must-have, as well as some of the best ones you can buy.
Why do you need a humidifier in the winter?
You may be expecting a more complicated answer, but the truth is: If you're turning on your heating at home, you need to use a humidifier. No matter how you heat your home, these systems are most likely drying out the air and reducing moisture that would otherwise be present.
Helping to moisturize the skin and give you overall comfort, humidifiers add water vapours back to the air to maintain a healthy level of humidity that is often reduced by internal heating systems.
Humidifiers can also help prevent snoring by lubricating the throat — and they can also help ease asthma symptoms caused by cold, dry air.
The best-rated humidifiers on Amazon Canada
Whether you're looking to prevent snoring or are tired of buying hand lotion at an alarming rate, we've rounded up some of the best-rated humidifiers on Amazon Canada to shop.
Rating: 3.8 stars | 13,000+ reviews
Review: If you're looking for a portable humidifier that you can bring from room to room, look no further. Shoppers love that this appliance is "easy to use" and features a calming night light mode.
Rating: 3.8 stars | 1,600+ reviews
Review: This humidifier includes a nightlight — and shoppers love that it's so quiet they "don't even notice when it's on." However, reviewers warn that despite the name it "has to be plugged in using the USB cable to work."
Rating: 4.4 stars | 4,000+ reviews
Review: Amazon's Choice for a good reason, shoppers love this humidifier thanks to the fact it's "quiet, easy to clean and fill." Reviews share this is "great for the bedroom or office."
Rating: 4.4 stars | 13,000+ reviews
Review: This humidifier has a rotating nozzle so you can adjust the direction of the mist. Reviews like that it also is "super easy to clean," "great for health care humidity control" and "helps stop morning headaches."
Rating: 4.4 stars | 860+ reviews
Review: With a built-in humidity sensor, this humidifier is loved by shoppers thanks to the fact that it "makes very little noise and is easy to clean." Reviews also love that "this unit can be fully controlled by the remote."
Rating: 4.2 stars | 34,000+ reviews
Reviews: With the ability to run for 50 hours with a filterless operation, this humidifier is a shopper-favourite. One shopper claims they "no longer wake in the morning with a sore throat and sore sinuses."
Levoit Humidifier for Bedroom
Rating: 4.5 stars
Review: A favourite humidifier among Amazon shoppers, reviews state this is "the best of them all," naming the smart controls and custom humidity features as "key to maintaining the best environment."
Rating: 4.1 stars | 1,700+ reviews
Review: A stand style humidifier, reviews claim this appliance is "well designed" and "does the job of humidifying a large room for 24 hours." Another positive shoppers note? This is the "best looking" and most "aesthetically pleasing" humidifier on the market.
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.