*sits down to write after wearing a hoodie, a jacket on top and some thick socks*
Hey guys! Can we please talk about the weather? This cold/harmattan is becoming quite unbearable.
I am honestly tired of seeing all of you ashy and miserable and I think this might be exactly what you need. In today’s blog post, I will be talking about how to save your skin from the cold weather.
I will never stop shouting this. Make sure you keep your skin moisturized all the time. You have to stop wearing long sleeves thinking it will cover up your ashy skin. You’re only deceiving yourself. When it’s cold, our body tends to get dry very easily and because of that, I will advise you to use greasy body creams so that it will help keep it plump and hydrated for a longer period.
I love to use natural oils during harmattan because it is packed will a lot of good things that will help your skin and it’s all-natural. I also found out that it lasts longer on my skin than when I use regular body cream.
These natural oils make your skin look much better and healthier and winter is the perfect time you can use them because they are too oily for use during summer or spring.
Some of my absolute favorites are:
Jojoba oil and
when your skin is dry, you will have more dead skin cells on your body and you need to get rid of them always if you don’t want to have flaky skin. Exfoliating At least thrice a week is very important because it will keep your skin smooth and the products you’re using will penetrate well into your skin. Here are some of my favorite body scrubs you can try at home.
Sometimes we can go all day without drinking water because there is no sun and we don’t get thirsty easily. It is affecting us because we are getting dehydrated without even knowing. Your skin will be drier because your body doesn’t have enough fluid to keep it hydrated. So start drinking water for drinking sake. Not because you’re thirsty but because you want your skin to be looking healthy.
Just because the sun isn’t shining brightly doesn’t mean it’s not there. Use sunscreen for 365 days a year. You don’t want those harmful UV light heating your skin anyhow.
Don’t forget your lips, please
Your lips are also important. Make sure you exfoliate them regularly, use lip masks, and don’t forget to have a lip balm with you all the time. Make sure you don’t lick them or pick them. Licking them means they are dry so use a lip balm. Picking them means they are flaky and rough so go and exfoliate them with a good lip scrub.
Those are the 5 most important things to do during winter/harmattan. This post will be incomplete without giving you a few warnings so here are 5 things you should avoid during this season.
taking long hot showers
Using makeup every day
eating a lot of greasy food
staying up late
That’s all I have for you today. Before you go, I will like to talk about something important.
Look around you, you have a roof on your head, you have a very comfortable bed with a thick duvet on it and you’re wearing your cardigan, socks, whatever it is that is keeping you warm. Do you know how blessed you are? There are people out there without a home, people without even proper clothes and little children freezing to death. Make sure you help someone today. Donate your old duvets and thick clothes you’re not using anymore. It may be nothing to you but to them, it’s everything. Put a smile on someone’s face today.
I hope you enjoyed this post as much as I did while writing it. Make sure you share it with your Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. It will mean a lot to me.
I will love to know what your skincare routine look like during harmattan/winter. How do you save your skin from the cold weather. let me know in the comments section below.
Jaya Avendel says
Where I live, winter has been naughty and is feeling a lot like spring! We have had no snow at all.
That said, I love shea butter! More so then almond or coconut oil for me, it rubs in easily without making my skin greasy.
Guilty of taking long, hot showers. Will stop. 🙂
thank you for reading.
Andale Seaworne says
Very helpful advice. My skin has become very dry this winter, especially my hands. I have to wear gloves and add lotion and ointment to keep them soft. I have been ignoring my lips as well. I’ll work on that
Winter is honestly not so great as far as the skin is concerned. You should definitely keep your lips moisturized all the time because once it cracks open, the pain is quite unbearable. Thanks for reading