These Are Tips To Ensure You Have Moist And Healthy Lips During Harmattan

The Harmattan is a cold-dry and dusty trade wind, blowing over the West African subcontinent. What happens is that this northeasterly wind blows from the Sahara Desert into the Gulf of Guinea between the end of November and the middle of March.

During this season, lips tend to get chapped, broken and begins to look unhealthy. So how do you protect your lips alongside your lips? Please, read on.

7 Essential Tips On How To Manage Your Skin During Harmattan

1. Take a lot of water

Dehydration is one of the leading causes of dry lips. Your lips know when to tell you that you are thirsty! Drinking plenty of water is just as important for your body as it is your oral area.  This will stop dryness and cracking and make your lips appear fuller and healthier.

2. Use a balm

Everyone should have a nice  lip balm they can always use. Make sure you use one without a lot of chemicals. These chemicals  can actually irritate the lips more. Look for balms that are natural with ingredients such as Shea, almond, coconut, cocoa butter and olive oil.

3. Stop licking your lips

Licking your lips does nothing but offer you a temporary sense of relief, but really the saliva will eventually dry out your lips. As an alternative, you can wear a bad tasting lip balm and can try chewing gum or sucking on a hard piece of candy to stop yourself from licking your lips.

4. Exfoliate your lips

Just like your face, a good exfoliation of the lips is needed every now and then. The scrub will remove dry and dead skin, leaving you with soft and supple lips. Try the turmeric or lemon and Sugar Lip Scrub.

5. Take lots of vegetables

Lips often get dry because the pH levels in your body are off balance. Eating fruits and vegetables will help restore this and remove the toxins in your body that are making your lips chap. Smoothies are always a yummy option to achieve this!

6. Reduce your intake of spices

Lay off the spicy and salty foods. They do nothing but further irritate your lips and cause inflammation. Hence, it is advisable to take more water and vegetables.


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