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How To Stay Healthy During Harmattan by mercyokoro24(f): 7:45pm On Dec 05, 2019
Typically, the harmattan season begins to peep in late November and gets into full gear in December. The severity of harmattan depends on where you are in Nigeria. The weather is milder in the southeast and particularly colder and dustier in cities like Plateau, Kano, Taraba, Adamawa, and Bauchi. Apart from the cold and dust, the harmattan season is characterised by thick haze.

Below are tips you can follow to ensure that you stay healthy during harmattan.

1. Drink a lot of water

Particularly at that time of year, you should increase water intake because it helps your body stay hydrated. Dehydration is more likely during harmattan because of the excessive dryness of the air. Therefore, take a bottle of water with you everywhere you go. This helps facilitate the movement of mucus. Also, hot coffee will help you stay warm during this season.

2. Eat a lot of fruits and veggies

Normally, fruits and veggies are good for your body. But particularly during the harmattan season, it helps your body fight infections. It contains vitamins and minerals that can immunize your body flu, cough, and the common cold. Additionally, it also helps your body stay hydrated.

3.Take lemon and honey mixed in warm water

This mixture is highly recommended during the harmattan season. The season comes with a lot of throat issues. So honey and lemon mixed in warm water help your throat stay moisturized. And if there's irritation it can help soothe it. Naturally, honey is a reliever for cold and cough.

4.Less exposure

This is a given. Nobody in their right mind will expose themselves in the harmattan season. But there's a difference between covering up and covering up properly. In a bid to look fashionable some people ditch thick clothes in favour of chic designs. You can look nice too in thick clothing, and stay healthy more importantly. Cover your head, either with a head warmer, a hood or a headline.

Also, when you're indoors, keep your feet inside thick socks. And when you're going outdoor wear your shoes and gloves. This is particularly for people in Plateau, where the cold attacks the hands and feet. The trick is to generally minimize exposure.

5.Skincare

The harmattan brings with it a lot of skin problems like cracked lips and peeling palms. You have to go out of your way to protect your skin. A lot of creams don't have enough moisture in them, so they cannot adequately moisturize your skin. So it is recommended that you add your preferred oil product to your cream. There are many oil products like coconut and olive oil. Make sure every area of your skin gets enough cream and oil to keep it moisturized.

For your lips, take time out to regularly moisturize it with lip gloss or any of your preferred lip moisturizer. For people who get skin reactions during the harmattan season, make sure to see your doctor.

Source: https://www.ogbeta.ng/2019/12/how-to-stay-healthy-during-harmattan.html

Re: How To Stay Healthy During Harmattan by mercyokoro24(f): 7:46pm On Dec 05, 2019
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Re: How To Stay Healthy During Harmattan by squarelead(m): 7:47pm On Dec 05, 2019
We hear una o. Harmattan is around the corner.
Re: How To Stay Healthy During Harmattan by ruththeprincess(f): 7:59pm On Dec 05, 2019
Yes oo Health first shocked
Re: How To Stay Healthy During Harmattan by herakles: 8:19pm On Dec 05, 2019
Harmattan?! plz where is the harmattan?! there's no harmattan here in Lagos! It's just heat! excruciating heat that will make you weep for Africa! Even my AC dey blow hot air! angry
Re: How To Stay Healthy During Harmattan by immaculatengang(f): 8:28pm On Dec 05, 2019
herakles:
Harmattan?! plz where is the harmattan?! there's no harmattan here in Lagos! It's just heat! excruciating heat that will make you weep for Africa! Even my AC dey blow hot air! angry

here in the north, we've been experiencing harm attan since October

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Re: How To Stay Healthy During Harmattan by herakles: 8:32pm On Dec 05, 2019
immaculatengang:

here in the north, we've been experiencing harm attan since October
chai! come to Lagos, and experience the opposite
Re: How To Stay Healthy During Harmattan by meobizy(f): 9:16pm On Dec 05, 2019
Regardless of what season it is the best advice is to always consume a lot of water. It gives clear skin, reduces the load on kidneys and cools the body effectively in times of exertion. Another good recommendation is everyday moisturizing.
Re: How To Stay Healthy During Harmattan by PRISTINEMUSCLES: 7:28am On Dec 06, 2019
Another tip, keep a full beards as this shields one's face from the chills of harmattan.

I am already spotting one.
Re: How To Stay Healthy During Harmattan by Hoodbilonia: 5:46pm On Dec 09, 2019
Im back to summer clothes,light stretch jeana,summer tshirts
Nepa no dey gree bring light
Gen cant carry ac

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