How To Get Your Skin To Survive Nigerian Dry Season

It’s that time of the year when the leaves fall, the paper edges fold and your skin gets ashy like burnt paper (pardon the joke). It is essential to take care of your skin properly during this season, here’s how to do it properly.

1. Take baths properly

We know the weather is cold, yes. You took a shower last night, okay? Ensure you take baths properly when you, should so your skin pores can breathe, stay healthy and be free.

2. LOTION

This cannot be over emphasized really. You can not skip this part. No your clothes covering that part of the body doesn’t excuse it from being “lotioned”. Use hydrating lotions so your skin will thank you. This is one of the keys to success.

3. Drink lots of water.

It has been scientifically proven that people who drink more water have better glowing skin, get good jobs, have good homes and the like. But trust us drinking lots of water helps your skin glow and stay healthy during the harmattan.

4. Eat fruits and vegetables

These are really good for your skin they do keep the skin glowing; bananas, oranges, pawpaws and the like. They contain antioxidants and vitamin c and these will also prevent you from having colds.

5. Warm and protective clothing

When you see okada riders all decked up no they are not imitating Kanye West, they are protecting their skin. The dry weather causes your skin to dry and sometimes start peeling. Cover up!

6. Chap stick

Do not leave your house without applying this fantastic piece of magic. It will keep your lips looking like lips and not packs of flour.  We all hate cracked, dry and peeling lips. Use a lip balm or chap stick!

7. Hair oils and moisturizers

It is also important to keep your hair oiled and moisturized, this will help keep your scalp in good condition. Dry hair=dry scalp.

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