It’s that time of year again… cold temperatures, dry skin, chapped lips, colds… not exactly good stuff. We just changed the clocks back a few days ago, and it’s not even officially winter yet, however I already have the above mentioned issues (dry skin, chapped lips and a cold). Sigh…
Low humidity is often the culprit to getting dry skin and chapped lips this time of year. Taking showers/baths with very hot water also dries out your skin. Make sure to take room temperature showers and use moisturizers.
Low humidity can also irritate your throat and nose.
This time of year is often difficult with people with allergies and respiratory problems. Believe it or not, we had a cat with severe allergies. This time of year was the worst time of year for her. You would think it would be in the spring when pollen was most prevalent, but she was never bothered by that. It was this time of year that she would have asthma attacks almost daily.
Depending on where you live in the country, you might want to consider getting a humidifier for your home.
People sometimes confuse humidifiers with dehumidifiers. A humidifier puts moisture back into the air, where a dehumidifier removes moisture from the air. There are many benefits to both options. Dehumidifiers are primarily used to remove access moisture from basements to prevent mold.
I recently receive to review a humidifier from the brand Dreo. It has been a Godsend because I had been sick (dry throat, congested), and the aforementioned dry skin and cracked lips.
The specific model I received to review is the brand’s 713S model.
Humidifiers, or at least the ones I have tried in the past, did add moisture to the air, but they made such a mess of the area beneath it. That is a huge reason why I tend not to use one. They didn’t moisturize the air as much as they did the counter top. With Dreo’s technology, that is now a thing of the past.
The brand’s new humidifiers are powered by something called MistwaveTM technology. MistwaveTM technology enables the humidifier to emit a fine mist nearly 43-inch height (impressive). The precise mist distribution helps to avoid wetting tabletop surfaces, thus minimizing the risk of mold growth.
The humidifier can also add much needed moisture in the air in as little as five minutes. I don’t recall how long it too humidifiers we’ve used in the past, but I know it was not a mere five minutes.
The Dreo humidifiers give you complete control over how you want to work the device. You can customize it to suit your needs and preferences. You can choose from a manual mode that includes three different levels of mist. There is also a handy auto mode that allows you to set your target humidity anywhere between 30 to 90%. There is even a handy sleep mode that automatically turns off lightning and reduces noise for a peaceful sleep.
As I mentioned before, these are high tech humidifiers. There is even a handy app that allows you to track humidity levels, receive cleaning reminders as well as check the humidity levels in real time.
There is even a dual aroma pad tray. It allows you to switch between scents throughout the day. As of this moment in time I have not used this feature, only because I am trying to narrow down what scent(s) I want to use.
The control panel on the device is easy to read and understand. The indicator light lets you check the humidity in the room even from far away.
There is a large capacity tank, which I appreciate. I don’t like having to constantly refill it.
I like the lighting too. It adds a touch of ambient lighting and color to the room. We have an air purifier from Dreo that does the same thing. It changes color every time we clean the littler boxes. Makes us wonder what we’re breathing in.
Honestly, I can go on and on about the technical side of the device, but I’m sure you really want to know how easy it is to use and if it’s effective. Yes and yes on both parts.
I’m not a tech savvy person by any means. However I was able to figure out how to use the humidifier quickly and easily. The app helps a lot too. I appreciate having that added feature.
This humidifier works very well. I think it’s been helping not just me, but my whole family.
I keep this in the living room. Initially I worried about it with our cats, but the cats pay no mind to it (thankfully). So far no one has complained about dry skin, chapped lips or dry throats. I’ve been the only one to get sick, but I also work with children who think noting about coughing and sneezing directly in my face (I’m not exaggerating either).I get sick often because of my work situation, even so far as getting pneumonia back in March.
With my previous experiences with humidifiers, I never intended to get another one. I found them messy and not very effective. I have changed my mind now that I have experienced the Dreo humidifier.
I’ve only received the one model to review, but seeing as how they are all made with the same quality and technology, I am sure the other models are equally has amazing.
They range in price so you are sure to find one that fits your budget too. They are not very pricey considering how great they are.
You can also check out Dreo on Facebook to learn more about new products.
Do you use a humidifier in your home? Have you been considering getting one? Feel free to comment and tell me more about it.
*I received a free product sample in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.