By Damilola Faustino
Harmattan season is around the corner and it comes with cool and dry weather. It is often considered a reprieve from the wet and soggy feel of the rainy season. For individuals who are particular about their appearance, it is during this period that they take the utmost care in preventing the dryness that accompanies the harmattan from cracking their skin. Here’s what to do:
Smoking is naturally not good for the body as addicts are liable to heart diseases. For the skin, the constant intake of nicotine makes the skin appear older as it shrinks tiny blood vessels and reduces blood flow. If you want to look better, this is one habit you should not indulge in.
The work environment in Nigeria is quite stressful. It is even worse for married couples who have kids. Stress management is important in every area of your health and your skin is not left out. For a calm and rested look, take a break by spending the night at a great hotel like this one here and keep the stress away.
Treat your skin gently
Using harsh chemicals on your skin will gradually strip it of its natural protective layer leaving you vulnerable to diseases. Hence, try as much as possible to use mild soaps, cream and cleansers on daily and avoid bathing with hot water as much as you can.
Moisturize your skin always
This is one of the best ways to counter the effect of the harmattan. The dryness makes the skin haggard and unattractive but with regular oiling, you are on your way to having a glowing body.
Stay away from the sun
If you want a smooth skin, exposing yourself to the sun should be a rare occurrence. Regular exposure to the sun causes wrinkles, spots and other skin problems including skin cancer. You can use sunscreen and wear protective clothing. So, when next you travel for that getaway, do not forget your sunscreen.