Brace yourselves! Harmattan is coming!


When the fields are damp with dew, and the dawns billow with cold, It’s Harmattan! It  comes with an embrace of the crisp air pale like a ghost, winds that grip the skin and lips that shiver & break.

However coveting and touching the Harmattan is with its strong naked touch of nature, it still comes with a Yuletide cheer. Lets give you a heads-up on how to make the harmattan your friend.

Your Skin

  • Use mild moisturizing soap or body bath creams.
  • Do not completely dry your skin after shower, use body oil to retain moisture on the skin after bath.
  • Apply moisturizing cream or lotion all over your body including your under feet.
  • Apply hand cream during the day and night before going to bed.

Your Dressing

  • Dress warmly, wear clothes with lots of Layers. Layers work better than one really thick item because air is trapped between the layers, keeping you warm.
  • Consider emergencies, use Hats, scarves, gloves and appropriate footwear.

Your Face

  • Use mild soaps (even if you have oily or combination skin).
  • Don’t use of face facial cleansers and toners that contain alcohol or astringents. Use only mild facial cleansers and toners.
  • Always moisturize your face after cleansing.
  • Remember to invest in a lip balm, lip salve or lip gloss. Always moisturize your lips before going to bed.

Your Hair

  • Wash hair with shampoo and conditioner as usual
  • Don’t dry hair completely to retain some moisture in hair.
  • Apply hair oil, pink oils, hair sprays, lotions and creams to hair daily or every other day depending on hair type and severity of the weather.