Dry, Ashy, Whitish, dull, unattractive and many more
describes what obtains during the harmattan season.
Harmattan is a very harsh time of the month and now that it
is here, we have to ensure a body care regimen that will
make us absolutely stunning no matter what.
Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize
It is absolutely necessary to always moisturize the skin,
whether during harmattan or not. Moisture keeps the skin
going; it nourishes it, makes it supple and helps retain its
elasticity. During the harmattan season, the weather is
harsher- you skin dries up as often as possible- which
requires you to always use a moisturizer often, you should
always carry one around with you as well. Make sure to
choose one that deeply moisturizes without being greasy.
Ensure it has an SPF of at least 15 or 20
A light liquid foundation should be worn in moderation
during harmattan, try as much as possible to use
foundation of very good quality. Preferably, use one that
includes sun protection. An illuminating or bronzing powder
could work as well.
If you wear your foundation light during this period, you can
apply a concealer on your foundation, this covers
imperfections. This also keeps you from applying too much
product while you achieve a perfect coverage.
There are other factors you should consider as well:
Always remove dirt and oil with a mild cleanser, careful to
avoid those with alcohol as they tend to dry out your skin
during harmattan season.
Always moisturize using a light body butter post shower,
this helps to lock in moisture ensuing your skin does not dry
out. Use a non-greasy but deeply moisturizing lotion.
A good body scrub is equally good, it helps to clear your
skin tone and helps with blood circulation.
Enjoy “your fabulously smooth and sleek” harmattan