Surviving Harmattan : Let’s not even discuss clogged nostrils, dusty environments, and dry, flaky skin for those who refuse to moisturize.
Because of the overcrowding in some states, such as Lagos, some people may not be affected by the severity of the weather, but people in other states, such as Plateau and Kebbi, may.
To survive Harmattan this year, you’ll need the following basic starter kit:
- Put on protective gear.
During the harmattan season, please keep warm. Wearing warm clothing does not have to be boring; you can be fashionable while staying warm. It’s a win-win situation for both parties.
- Take care of your skin by moisturizing it.
“Cream your body!!!” as we say in Nigeria.
Don’t go out in public with flaky, dry skin. Vaseline can be made at home, or you can buy it.
Get a lip balm, lip gloss, or chapstick and apply it to your lips to prevent chapped lips.
Owning a chapstick or lip balm does not make you gay; rather, it demonstrates that you care about your health.
- Put your nose mask on.
Imagine being asked to wear nose masks two years ago; it would have sounded ridiculous. However, nose masks have become our new normal, which is probably a good thing.
Aside from protecting your mouth and nose from the obvious (COVID-19), nose masks also protect your mouth and nose from dusty air and particles, which are vehicles for colds and catarrh.
- Do not become dehydrated.
During this season, drink plenty of water. Keep yourself hydrated at all times because your body requires a lot of water at this time.
- Consume fruits
Not juice, not soda, but natural fruit. Regular intake of fruits will result in natural fruit rather than juice or soda. Fruit consumption regularly will aid in the development of your immune system, allowing you to fight the “cold virus” once more. Have a festive season.