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Harmattan Season: How To Avoid Dry Or Chapped Lips? by ibietela2(m): 5:04pm On Dec 20, 2018
It’s the holiday season, and harmattan has once again filled the air. For a lot of reasons, the harmattan season isn’t so friendly, and it makes us question the quality of care we give to our skin.

Harmattan Season

One part of the body you don’t want harmattan ruining for you is your lips.

The lips are very delicate parts of the human body. One reason why most people pay attention to their lips is that the face is the first part of your body that people are drawn to when they see you.

For ladies, wearing lipstick is one way to look beautiful, plus every lady wants kissable lips whether your lips are thick or thin. The lips and the area surrounding it are so sensitive that if not properly cared for you may begin to notice vertical lines and dryness that may cause discomfort while a person is eating or talking.



As we begin to age, our lips become prone to dryness, hypersensitive, may crack easily, may easily become flaky or chapped.

Did you know that the surface of your lip is an extension of what coats the inside of your mouth, which means it is a mucous membrane? While your skin has a protective layer that keeps it moist, your lips do not have that.

There are plenty of factors that may be responsible for lip dryness, chapped lips, irritation, or cracks on the lips. Some of these factors include a change in weather condition, season, and climate, the use of low-quality beauty products for your lips, poor circulation of blood around the lip area, lack of moisturization, smoking, and even certain allergic reactions.

When you engage in conversations with people they are attention most of the time is focused on your lips and when you have healthy good looking lips, you’re considered beautiful and attractive which is a feeling everyone craves to have.

Engaging in unhealthy habits like smoking and not drinking enough water can leave you with a dry, chapped, and dark looking lips. This would draw unnecessary negative attention towards you and also make you feel very uncomfortable especially during the harmattan season when your body get easily dehydrated because of the dryness of the air.

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When it comes to lip care, there are various methods you can adopt. Taking care of your lips does not entail only one routine, and it isn’t something that you do once and relax about. In this article, we’ll be looking at the different methods of maintaining healthy lips, especially in this dry, harmattan season.

Hydration: before now, I have always wondered why it is difficult for the lips to retain moisture. And then I discovered that the flesh on the lips does not have oil glands, that is why it is easy for your lips to become cracked and dry which is why one of the most important things when it comes to lip care is hydration (drinking enough water).

Staying hydrated is not only important for your lips but the general well being of your skin. Water does a lot of good to the human body especially during this harmattan season when it is very easy for your body to lose moisture.


Eat healthily: eating healthy is one of the ways to maintain a healthy good looking set of lips during the harmattan season make sure your diet is balanced, and it consists of fresh leafy greens, fruits, veggies, nuts and healthy oils. Eating clean and healthy will not only give you good looking lips it would improve the quality of your skin and your overall health.

Get a lip balm: if you’re already beginning to experience chaps and cracks on your lips, a lip balm might just be all the solution you need. Lip balms come in different styles and consistency. You can get them in gel form; you can get one with a creamy base, and even some coloured ones. Making use of a lip balm width sun protection properties would help you lock in moisture for longer.

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Lip balms are usually very affordable. However, many products may not actually be healthy for you which is why it is better to look for a lip balm that contains vitamin-E or better still if you have vitamin-E capsules, you could break one and massage it into your lip every night before you go to bed. One advantage of having lip balms is that they are easy to carry so whenever you feel the need to use one you can easily pull it out of your pocket.

Besides both guys and girls can use lip balms because most of them are colourless so sharing one with your sister pending when you get yours isn’t a bad idea. In a situation where you do not have access to a lip balm, you can make use of a tiny portion of a neutral coloured body or face cream like vaseline and oil your lips with it pending when you have access to an actual lip balm.

FULL POST AT: https://healthable.org/harmattan-season/

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