The harmattan season, with its characteristic hot, dusty daytime winds and cool, dry nighttime winds, is almost arriving.

Harmattan causes dry, flaky skin, chapped lips, thinning hair, dehydration, and occasionally breathing issues. To comfortably survive this season, you must be well-prepared.

Here are some things you’ll need to get through the festive season if you don’t want to be seen going around with dry lips, chapped lips, and white legs.

Water bottle

Life need water, no matter the season. But the dryness that comes with harmattan season can cause dehydration, so you need to drink enough of water. It is imperative that you always carry a bottle of water with you.

Vaseline or body oil

During the harmattan, a lot of people are walking around with white, dry skin. These are the kinds of individuals you do not want to be. Always carry Vaseline or body oil to moisturize your skin, especially on your arms, elbows, knees, shins, ankles, and feet to avoid dryness-induced whitening and cracking.

Lip gloss

You should always carry a tube of lip gloss since you don’t want to walk around with ugly, chapped lips. Because they hurt so much, chapped lips can even cause bleeding and make it difficult for you to smile confidently. You may easily reapply your lip gloss if you feel like your lips are going dry, and then you can continue.

Shoe brush

The shoes you shined before leaving your house will become dirty and ruin your drip due to harmattan dust. As such, you should always have a shoe brush on available in case you need to give your shoes a quick cleaning.

Warm clothing

The wind in the morning and evening is consistently quite dry and cold. Wearing warm clothing, such as jogging pants, jackets, sweaters, and socks is necessary to help you stay warm.


It’s important to shield your eyes from sun and dust, particularly in the afternoon. It can be really blinding to walk in the sun during the harmattan season because there are no clouds to block the light.

Hair hat

Frizz and severe hair breakage are caused by the harsh harmattan weather. Because they assist preserve moisture, satin hair bonnets are the ideal option for hair.

You can enjoy your Christmas period more conveniently and the harmattan season won’t be as tough on you as it used to be with these items in your home.

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