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The sun can be brutal after spending hours on the beach. You can ensure that your tender skin gets the moisture it needs by drinking lots of water, applying after sun aloe and lotion, and by using a humidifier. Using a humidifier for sunburn can be helpful in providing extra moisture to overly dry, tender skin.

Dry skin… sensitive skin… sunburned skin. All types of skin can benefit from added moisture. A humidifier is an indoor fan unit that circulates water vapor into the air. With humid air circulating through a room (especially a bedroom at night), your body can absorb that moisture into your dry, sunburned skin to help you heal. A cool-mist humidifier is refreshing when you’re sunburned and helpful in replenishing much-needed moisture to keep your skin healthy and feeling great. Because we all know that the worst thing you can do for sunburned skin is let it get dry… because then you’ll surely peel for days. Ouch.

Your skin is your body’s largest organ and it absorbs what’s in the air around it. By using a cool-mist humidifier on a regular basis, you’ll likely notice that your skin will feel less dry and tight, less itchy around irritated skin from your sunburn, and hopefully you’ll see less peeling from sensitive sunburned skin (which is always a plus). Making use of a humidifier for sunburn is always a good idea.

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Which humidifier should I choose?

My top humidifier pick is the TaoTronics Warm & Cool Mist 6L Humidifier. First of all, it has a large water capacity, so it won’t run out during the night. The tank will hold 6 liters of water and it also has a small dispenser for essential oils, so it can also be used as an essential oil diffuser.

TaoTronics Warm & Cool Mist 6L Humidifier

Secondly, it’s easy to clean. This is a big deal because the humidifiers of yesterday were difficult to clean thoroughly without completely disassembling them and they often grew mold. This TaoTronics Humidifier makes it easy to clean thoroughly, and every mama likes that.

With 3 settings to control the mist level in the room and 3 mist temperatures, it’s an incredibly quiet humidifier (and we’ve had several loud ones in our arsenal) and ideal for use in a child’s bedroom while they sleep or nap after a long day at the beach. It can effectively cover any medium-large size room, and it’s easy to pack up for travel. There’s also a smaller 3 liter model that’s compact enough to pack.

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The TaoTronics Humidifier produces a soothing cool mist, meaning that the water vapor it puts out is cool to the skin, or warm mist if needed for congestion. If you’re using a humidifier for sunburn in a bedroom, especially for younger children, opt for a cool mist setting on the humidifier to avoid any contact with a warm unit.

This barely-noticeable mist in the air can help improve the feel of your dry, sunburned skin by adding back in much-needed moisture, which is key to healthy skin. It has a large-capacity 6 liter tank and once you’ve filled it with water, the humidifier can run for about 60 hours on the lowest setting (not that you’d need it on all day, but good to know). Once it runs out of water, it has a silent shut-off feature.

I also keep these antimicrobial Aquasticks on hand to keep my humidifier free of mold, bacteria and odors.

Guardian Technologies Aquatic Antimicrobial Humidifier Treatment

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What makes this humidifier so great?

One of the best features of this TaoTronics Warm & Cool Mist Humidifier is that it automatically monitors the humidity in the room and adjusts accordingly to maintain the level of humidity you prefer. This is a great perk for adjusting to different temperatures at the beach during the year.

So for me, this automatic control throughout the day or night is a HUGE plus. And it even has its own remote control. Cool clean mist for the win.

After using a humidifier in our home for sunburned days and unusually dry seasons like Winter, we’ve come to appreciate how a little extra humidity in the air can really make our skin feel better. We’re noticing less itchiness from the salty water and quicker recovery from the effects of sunny days on the sand.

Humidifier – 1.  Dry skin – 0.  #winning

Want to know what sunscreen I recommend to prevent sunburns at the beach? Check out my list of Sunscreen We Use at the Beach: Tops Picks for Summer Sun Care. Enjoy the sand and sun safely, friends!


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