When the air is dusty, the sun is scorching and getting out of bed in the morning is a struggle because of the cold, then you know for sure that the Harmattan season is back! The dry season is slowly creeping back in (although most northern and eastern states in Nigeria have started to experience harmattan in full swing) it is important that we keep our bodies and health in check against the harsh conditions of the harmattan season. In Ibadan today, there’s haze everywhere. The weather is so cold and dry.
You’ll need to protect your family this harmattan by having certain clothing items.
They include the following;
Due of the scorching harmattan sun at mid-day, face caps are a perfect shield from having your face burned. Face caps are equally vital during Harmattan to ward off dust on your hair.
Harmattan mornings may be chilly but the heat turns up at mid-day so it is important that you wear breathable, comfortable cotton clothing that keeps the cold away in the morning and adjust to the heat at noon. You can wear something light inside then cover it with a cardigan or pashmina. That way, you get to remove it when it’s hot in the afternoon.
This one is a must-have. Since the dry season brings a lot of dust and dirt, sunglasses are the perfect deflections against dirt and dust in your eye. Also, they add an edgy look to your outfit.
Lip Balm is a major essential during Harmattan because chapped lips aren’t healthy or attractive. There are variety of lip balms in the market to choose from.
Fruits and Vegetables
Your skin is prone to lacking lustre during the dry season and its natural shine cannot be gotten from your body lotion alone so it is crucial that you load up on fruits and vegetable to restore and maintain your skin’s natural glow.
More than ever, your body needs water to help build immunity against common dry season sicknesses like the common flu so always have a bottle of water close by. Take a lot of water instead of soft drinks and juices.
Do you know any other harmattan essentials? Tell us in the comment section below