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When it’s cold, dusty, dry, extremely hot and the weather is harsh, it means harmattan is here to stay. It can get pretty hard dressing appropriately during harmattan season because it’s cold in the morning and it can get extremely hot during the day. Apart from this, harmattan poses a risk to the skin if it is not well protected. How then do you stay comfortable in this harsh harmattan season?
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1. Stay Lubricated.
Do you always flaunt the dryness of your skin? As awesome as your skin type is, this season is not the right time for such show offs. You need to stay lubricated by using body oils and body creams that will help your skin stay moisturised. Also use your lip gloss judiciously. You want to avoid cracks and dry surfaces especially on your lips.
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2. Wear Long Sleeves
Wearing long sleeve tops and blouses are most suitable for the season as they cover your arms and prevents direct contact with the dry and harsh air. Invest in jackets, blazers, cardigan and sweatshirts so even if the weather does get hot, you can take them off. We advise you wear light clothes underneath.
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3. Avoid Heavy Makeup
Avoid wearing heavy makeup this season. The weather is dry and dusty. You wouldn’t want dust to add more layers to your already layered face. Keep it simple this harmattan. Avoid using matte lipsticks. Stick with glossy lip products.
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4. Let It Go Below The Knee
The longer the better. Invest in some fashionable skirts, gowns and trousers that are way below the knees. You will be thankful as your legs will stay dry, warm and well protected.
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5. Boots and Sneaker
Ditch those slippers, sandals and open-toe shoes. This is the season of boots and sneakers. Do you love to wear heels? then switch to high heeled boots. Do you love to be comfortable in slippers and sandals? switch to sneakers. Make sure to keep your feet lubricated and protected. Invest in stockings too.
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6. Shades
In this harmattan, you need shades. Due to the dusty characteristics of this weather, you need to get your shade game on. Invest in a couple of shades and you are good to go.
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