5 Tips for a Flawless Skin this Harmattan

The current harmattan season, with its cool and dry weather, 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 the period that they take the utmost care in preventing  the dryness that accompanies the harmattan from chapping their skin. So, while you go on adventures in coastal cities around Nigeria or travel home for the Christmas, remember to keep these tips we have put together close to heart in order to achieve a glowing look this season.

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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.

Quit smoking

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.

Treat your skin gently

Using harsh chemicals on your skin will gradually strip it of it 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.

Manage stress

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.

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.

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Iheanyi Igboko is a social advocate, educator and journalist/blogger; working actively in the education and human development sector. He is passionate about promoting access to quality education, increasing youth active participation and engagement, and empowering young people to develop solutions to their problems. He craves unending hopes of a better Nigeria that will meet the hopes and aspirations of her citizens; and committed to building a nation that will seamlessly harness and develop her numerous human and capital potentials.

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