Love is not the only thing in the air, Harmattan is too. Thanks to the dry and dusty air, we have been plagued with cold mornings, dry skin and chapped lips. However, you can make sure that your skin is not a victim this season. You can still have your melanin-popping, vanilla-shining glow in the harmattan. Here’s how:
1. Drink lots of water:
Certainly, the opposite of dry is wet. It is a no-brainer that you have to drink lots of water to keep your body hydrated. Water is an essential source of glowing skin. Now is the best time to start, taking the recommended dose of eight to ten (8-10) glasses of water daily. And while you are at it, don’t forget to mind your business.
2. Have your bath with lukewarm water:
You should make sure that you bathe with lukewarm water. We know you are trying to beat the cold but bathing with hot water helps to dehydrate your skin. Coupled with the harmattan, it can also cause skin breaking.
3. Just add Butter:
Shea butter is the remedy to cure all ills, this harmattan. Whether it is dryness of the skin, hair or lips. You can count on shea butter to help moisturise your skin and repel dryness. However, i fyou are not a fan of shea butter, you can try using coconut oil or almond oil.
4. Avoid strong soaps and detergents:
It is very important to take your bath with mild soaps and bath gels. You should avoid soaps that rid you of your natural body oil, especially detergents when doing laundry. Also when bathing, avoid scrubbing hard on your skin and ensure that your body is rinsed with enough water.
5. Eating healthy:
Fruits and vegetables should be very important parts of your meals. With their richness in Vitamins and mineral, they are all you need to rejuvenate your skin.