I just did this exact same setup over the weekend.
I too have dry skin, along with other issues, that I prefer a bit more humidity....
Anyways, I also installed an electronic air cleaner with a new humidifer.
The air cleaner I used was the Aprilaire 5000. The reason I chose this unit was for the fact that it has a user interface that allows the fan and air cleaner to operate, while the heat is not on.
What this does is circulates the air throughout the house even when there is no call for heat, and when there is a call for heat, the heat kicks on as normal.
To add to this, I wired my humidifer transformer into the EAC circuit on my furnace, so now when the air cleaner and fan kick on, the humidifer also kicks on, remember, even if the water if flowing, it's useless unless the air is passing through the humidifer, i.e., the blower needs to be running.