5 Essential Harmattan Tips

5 Essential Harmattan Tips

The cold, dry air your feel in December/January doesn’t only signify the festive season, but also the ushering in of the harmattan season. The harmattan weather is characterized by cold, dusty and dry air that usually results in cracked lips, dry skin and your melanin generally lacking lustre. Here are 5 essentials to combat the harmattan weather

Bring back the masks – Face masks do a great job of protecting you from inhaling dust and particles that may clog up your sinuses and get infected.

Keep your skin and lips moisturized – Ashy skin is unattractive and unhealthy. To protect your skin’s texture and prevent it from drying out, use a good body moisturizer. Shea butter is an emollient that keeps your skin supple and hydrated so load up on it this season to protect your melanin from dullness and drying. Body oils and olive oil are also perfect for combating dryness this season.

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Wear Warm Clothing – Dressing appropriately for the harmattan season means being in Cardigan sweaters, socks and other heat-absorbent clothing to keep you warm and averse to the risk of catching a cold

Stay hydrated – Lay off the carbonated drinks and switch to water. The air is dry and will automatically cause dehydration. Water is a key essential during harmattan to keep you safe due to excessive dryness in the air so, chug, chug!

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Boost your immune health – ‘Tis the season for lots of Vitamin C and other immune-boosting foods. This helps to keep the sneezing, and coughing at bay and be healthy all through the season.


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