In West Africa, we are cursed blessed with the Harmattan season which usually lasts from November up until March in some cases.
During this period, the air is extremely dry and dusty so I find that I need to take extra beauty measures to combat the possible effects of the weather. Here are some products that I love and recommend you have in your Harmattan armour.
Body Lotion: During these dry months, it is advisable that you switch up your regular body lotion to something a little more intense. You want to keep your sin as moisturized as possible to prevent white flaky skin and ashy knees/elbows.
Lip Balm: A deep-conditioning lip balm is essential to prevent dried, cracked and blistering lips. Ensure you apply lip balm before your lipstick and carry it with you to re-apply during the day.
Body Scrub: This season calls for regular exfoliation. To get rid of cold, flaking skin, use a body scrub at least twice a week.
Hair Moisturizer: Your hair will require extra moisture too. Apply a moisturizing treatment daily to keep hair looking beautiful and healthy.
Hand Cream: Our hands are one of the most affected part of the body during the dry season. Keep yours extra supple by investing in good quality hand cream. Carry it around with you to constantly moisturize.