Now that we are in the dry season, it means one thing, Harmattan is either here or slowly approaching and it is important we take good care of our skin during this period. Cold weather and low humidity levels result in dry air, which then steals moisture away from the skin every second of every day. Without immediate care, dry skin can lead to cracking and bleeding, and harsh winter wind makes the problem worse. That is why we are going to share with you some tips you will need during this season.
1. WATER: We tend to drink less water because we turn to fizzy drinks and other beverages, but don’t forget that your skin needs hydration from the inside, out. A little warm water with lemon can be very refreshing and hydrating at the same time.
2.MOISTURIZE MORE: You may have found a moisturizer that works just fine in spring and summer. But as weather conditions change, so, too, should your skin care routine. Find an “ointment” moisturizer that’s oil-based, rather than water-based, as the oil will create a protective layer on the skin that retains more moisture than a cream or lotion. (Hint: Many lotions labeled as “night creams” are oil-based.)
3. MORE GREASE ON YOUR FEET: Yes, those minty foot lotions are lovely in the hot summer months, but during harmattan, your feet need stronger stuff. Try finding lotions that contain petroleum jelly or glycerin instead. And use exfoliants to get the dead skin off periodically; that helps any moisturizers you use to sink in faster and deeper.
4. LIPS CARE: Now for your lips during this season, an olive oil and brown sugar lip scrub every week is enough just to keep your lips looking hydrated and healthy. It also pays to have a lip balm with you at all times. So, if you don’t have any, just go and buy one right now and place these in all there essential places like your car, room, office, bag, everywhere.
5. BAN HOT BATHS: Hot showers and baths always feel good in the winter, but when you can, particularly when just washing your face or hands, choose lukewarm water to avoid stripping as many oils away from the skin.
Thank us later…. Enjoy!