The harmattan season usually occurs from December to March, it is a dusty and dry north- easterly winds which blows from the Sahara desert over the West Africa. This season is characterized by cold temperatures in the morning/night and hot sunny weather in the afternoon.
At Healthy health consult, we provide you with proven tips to cope and stay healthy this harmattan season
- Stay hydrated; drink plenty of water.
- Wash your eyes regularly to avoid red eyes which is common during this period.
- Cover your nose and mouth with a mask or towel when it is dusty.
- Use oily cream to keep your skin moisturized.
- Apply lip balm to prevent crack lips and pains from dryness.
- Wash your fruits and vegetables properly before eating them. See why you should eat more fruits and vegetables!.
- Avoid carbonated drinks this period as they dehydrate the skin.
- Wear clothes that keeps your body warm.
- Take more Vitamins as it reduces the likelihood of you contacting flu (Catarrh).
- The harmattan season can trigger Asthmatic and allergies, because of the dusty and dry north- easterly winds which blows from the Sahara desert over the West Africa; hence Asthmatic patients should always keep the inhaler close to them and avoid dusty areas.
- Avoid self medication, always seek the health professionals’ advice.