Compliments of the season to you and you and you. What did you get up to this Christmas? I did not attend any carol service per se, but I went to church on Christmas Day and we sang carols.
On the 26th of December, I woke up and the world was freezing and dusty and hella dry and it hit me… the Harmattan we thought was hit by the recession was here. Oh, this was also the day of my introduction, so Congratulations to me and mine! A huge komkom of thanks to our family for showing up and supporting us.
Okay. So, back to today’s discussion. The regular characteristics of this season – dry lips, injuries that hurt like hell and do not heal (fam), here’s a list of things you can do to help out this season!
- Drink Water – You should be drinking at least 6 pure water sachets a day. Least o. If you have a big 2 litre jug, fill it up and keep it where you can see it. Challenge yourself to drink up to 3 litres of water a day, you can do it! Click the image to read | 6 Reasons To Drink More Water
- Eat Water – For some people, drinking water can be stressful in the beginning. That’s fine and normal, but you do need water. So, what is the alternative? Eat water. Do you know the foods that have high water content? Watermelon (Obvs) – Cucumber – Tomatoes – Apples – Pineapples – Baby Carrots. You can eat your water and have it!
- VitaminUp! Particularly Vitamin C – You need to boost your immunity, fam! This weather does not play – sharing the flu like party pack and you don’t want that party pack. You gotta reject it. Back to sender. A lot of the fruits above have Vitamin C, but you can prep your eggs with a lot of Tatashe and Green Pepper to get that boost. Dark leafy greens also have vitamin C, so get your vegetable smoothies and soups on!
- Move More – It feels like my bones are dying just sitting at work or just being cuddled up in bed. You need to move it move it! Walk more. Use the stairs. Stretch! Stretch!! Stretch!!! Click King Julien to get a list of stretches you can do at your desk!
- MOISTURISE – No matter who you are, you need to rub oil on your body fam. I mean, you don’t want to go around looking like this guy… Moisturisers to get you through this trying time include: Coconut Oil, Hairfilliation Ori-Coco Whipped Body Butter and Abebi Organics Palm Kernel Body Mix. Right now, my end-of-day routine includes wiping my makeup off with Baby Wipes and Coconut Oil and washing my face with Black Soap. After my bath, I do not dry my body o. That’s when I slather my whole body with Coconut Oil. Head – To – Toe. Fam. Coconut Oil is THE best. Closely followed by Shea Butter. Rub everywhere. Mrs. O says you should wear socks after oiling your feet (you can also use vaseline) to protect your heels from cracking. After your bath in the morning, moisturise! When you wash your hands at work, moisturise. For my hair, I have a mix of Glycerin + Water + Coconut Oil that gives my hair the moisture it needs! Moisturise your lips too! You can moisturise your lips with Shea butter and coconut oil, or just purchase a handy lip balm like this:
You need to protect yourself. Take care of your insides, your skin, your hair. You can still look flawless in the Harmattan season. Just make sure you are well oiled and the weather will do the rest!
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