Harmattan is a season in West Africa characterised by the dusty and dry north-east trade winds. It occurs between November and February.
I hate harmattan. There’s too much dust! During my years as an undergraduate, *proudly adjusts shirt* I travel home from school around this period and the dust is unbearable. The travel company I use don’t know/care that dust increases risk of respiratory tract infections and meningitis so they do not have functioning ACs in their buses. We have to wind down the windows to avoid suffocation and by doing so, dust comes in.
I arm myself with sunglasses, face mask, head warmer/face cap/headscarf, socks and a sweater. I get my face mask from my mobile lab or hospital stash when I go to work in the lab. But you can get one for #50 in dusty roads traffic.
The air’s too dry.
Cracked lips and white skin….lip gloss, lip balm or vaseline is a must have in this period. Just a scratch makes the skin white. A beauty blogger would say “moisturize! Moisturize! Moisturize! But I say “rub cream! rub!cream! rub cream!”
I got my cocoa butter vaseline for #800 and the smaller blueseal vaseline was inherited from Osamarenkhoe😛 it should be less than #200.
Did i say there’s too much dust?
My makeup stays on longer though.😉
My throat gets dry very fast during this season so drink water more often. My sister chews gum and it works for her, she recommends orbit
Any man that looks at a woman lustfully has committed adultery, so technically I think if you look at water lustfully, you have had your bath -Harmattan 1:1
Water is too cold! Bathing with cold water in this season is like going to the evil forest to bring back the egg of life, then moving on to collect the stone of tears from the keeper, killing all the originals permanently and sitting on the iron throne after you’ve killed the night king.
So because I love you, I decided to share this diagram I saw online and went on to write down the recommended bathing method in this harmattan season in these 6 easy steps😊
- Put on the shower and check the water temperature with your hand
- Confirm the temperature with yout legs and wash them as quickly as possible.
- Pour water on your face/head.
- scrub with soap quickly because the temperature decrease is rapid during this process.
- Wash your face/head untill Lather is totally gone.
- With the speed of light, pass through the shower and run into the arms of your waiting towel(s).
I’ll like to know your favourite season, least favourite season and any additional tips on how to stay healthy and flawless in this harmattan season in COMMENT SECTION. Thanks for reading 😊
Because I keep my promises, Today’s blogs to check out are:
- Goodiescorner: my favourite post is “over coming FOMO”-fear of missing out. In a world where social media dictates what should or shouldn’t makes us happy….this post simply points out that we put too much pressure on ourselves to be as perfect as someone’s controlled social media content and brings back to mind what really matters: self love, connections with actual people etc.
- Chicitynomad: my favourite post is “Conflict: When is it okay to walk away?” this post explains what it means to be in an unhealthy relationship and goes on to remind us to first choose and love ourselves adequately in order to recognise toxic relationships or friendships and know when to walk out.
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