How To Keep Your Lips In Perfect Condition During Harmattan

care for your lips during harmattan

It’s the end of the year already and that means winter harmattan is coming.

We’re thankful that it’s the end of the year because it means there’s a new one right at the corner. But we’re not exactly looking forward to the harmattan that comes with the season and all its inconvenience. Your lips could be in bad shape because of the harsh weather. You’ll need to specially care for your lips during harmattan to prevent them from getting chapped, dry or sore.

Here’s how:

1. Drink Lots Of Water

Do you know that one of the causes of dry lips is dehydration? When you don’t drink enough water, your body is unable to moisturize your lips from within. So this is actually the most important tip, stay hydrated.

2. Exfoliate Your Lips

You’ll also need to exfoliate your lips to get rid of dead skin that can make your lips unsightly. You can do this with a simple scrub you can make from a combination of sugar and honey or coconut oil. Using a toothbrush, scrub your lips gently with the mixture for about a minute and then rinse off.

care for your lips during harmattan

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3. Don’t Lick Your Lips

This is the really hard one. When your lips are dry, your first instinct is to lick them. But interestingly, saliva contains enzymes that irritate and dry out your lips. So the more you lick your lips, the drier they’ll actually get.

4. Use A Lip Balm

Lip balms are wonderful for moisturizing the lips and protecting them from the harsh harmattan weather. But when shopping for lip balms, Avoid those with camphor, eucalyptus and mint as they could actually be drying for your lips. Go for those with natural oils like shea butter instead.

care for your lips during harmattan

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5. Avoid Matte Lipstains And Lipsticks

Matte Lipstains and lipsticks are very drying, they would literally suck all the life moisture out of your lips. Harmattan is really not the season for super matte lips, so it might be better to stick with lip glosses. If you must wear a lipstick, apply a light coating of lip balm on your lips first.

6. Don’t Peel Your Lips

As tempting as it might be to peel your lips when they crack, don’t. Peeling the dead skin before they’re ready to come off can cause sores on your lips. Instead just keep your lips moisturized with a lip balm or vaseline till it heals.

care for your lips during harmattan

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Use these tips to care for your lips during harmattan, and dry and chapped lips will never be your portion!

Here’s how to also lighten dark lips at home.

(Featured image by goodhousekeeping.com)

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  1. We continue to do that

  2. No. 1,2,& 3 are OK

  3. OK thanks so much for the information

  4. For me I will keep using my Vaseline formula

  5. Thanks for letting us know, at least I learnt something new about how to keep the lips lovely

  6. Thanks for de advise.this is going to safe a whole lot of people

  7. I’m going for water therapy already oo. I will be drinking plenty of water as said here

  8. Thanks for the info. Noted

  9. Thanks for this helpful tips ,because the harmattan is already by the corner

  10. This is a good one. Very educating

  11. Good 1…but is not easy to keep the tongue away from the lips…hahahahahah.

  12. thanks for the update

  13. Very nice, itz taken to action already

  14. nice information more of these

  15. water and Vaseline is my go to

  16. Really appreciate thx

  17. Thank you for this information, I will adhere to this notice

  18. Very useful information keep it on

  19. Thanks for the info

  20. Verlaine would do the trick

  21. Wow thanks for lecturing me on this, because am a victim of licking my lips but now I know that it isn’t good

  22. Thank you for this wonderful piece. I now know something.

  23. Good to know this.

  24. Nice one. Thanks alot

  25. very informative. thumbs up

  26. Tanks for the information

  27. This is really needful . Thanks for the educative tips

  28. Thanks for the tips yo

  29. Awesum idea

  30. Nice write up

  31. is like i will try this tips within this hamattan season to see how perfect it is.

  32. Good
    If I can follow this
    My lips won’t dry

  33. Good update that is needed this harmattan

  34. very important info thanks

  35. to keep it in perfect condition is to kiss continually

  36. This is a helpful news

  37. Wow wow wow! These informations are good, some of these things I don’t know especially that combination of sugar and honey. Thanks so much for sharing with us.

  38. Wow wow wow! This information is good, I have never heard of that combination of sugar and honey. Thanks for sharing this information with us

  39. Know be lie …..

  40. Thanks for the advice, thumbs up

  41. I will try some of it…

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