Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize
It is absolutely necessary to always moisturize the skin, whether during harmattan or not. Moisture keeps the skin going; it nourishes it, makes it supple and helps retain its elasticity. During the harmattan season, the weather is harsher- you skin dries up as often as possible- which requires you to always use a moisturizer often, you should always carry one around with you as well. Make sure to choose one that deeply moisturizes without being greasy. Ensure it has an SPF of at least 15 or 20
A light liquid foundation should be worn in moderation during harmattan, try as much as possible to use foundation of very good quality. Preferably, use one that includes sun protection. An illuminating or bronzing powder could work as well.
If you wear your foundation light during this period, you can apply a concealer on your foundation, this covers imperfections. This also keeps you from applying too much product while you achieve a perfect coverage.
There are other factors you should consider as well:
- Always remove dirt and oil with a mild cleanser, careful to avoid those with alcohol as they tend to dry out your skin during harmattan season.
- Always moisturize using a light body butter post shower, this helps to lock in moisture ensuing your skin does not dry out. Use a non-greasy but deeply moisturizing lotion.
- A good body scrub is equally good, it helps to clear your skin tone and helps with blood circulation.
- Enjoy “your fabulously smooth and sleek” harmattan season.