It’s that time of the year again when the skin should be given a little more attention. In my post HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR SKIN DURING THE HARMATTAN SEASON, I mentioned some simple tips would help you maintain your skin throughout harmattan.

Now, The lips being very sensitive are usually the first to get affected by the harmattan. Many people resort to licking their lips more often than usual this time. What we do not know is that spittle worsens the condition of the lips because it undergoes rapid evaporation. This has adverse effects on the lips on a long run.

When the lips are not properly catered for they begin to crack and has a tendency of peeling off in severe cases. All that can be avoided with this very easy method.

The lips are usually the first to get affected by the harmattan.

All you need is one tea spoon of sugar and one tea spoon of coconut oil. You could also add one tea spoon of honey.

Mix all the ingredients together properly in a clean plate.

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Taking small quantities of the mixture at a time, scrub your lips from end to end in a zigzag manner. If your lips are badly damaged, I would advise you take your time to scrub gradually.

Taking small quantities of the mixture at a time, scrub your lips gradually in a zigzag manner.

Leave the mixture on your lips for about 10 to 15 minuites for proper results.

Leave the mixture on the lips for about 10 to 15 minutes.

Use a clean clothe to wipe out the mixture from your lips. You should see a healthy looking lip already.


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You should find a healthy looking lip.

You can repeat this excercise as often as possible as long as the harmattan season is still on.

Bonus Tips 

Use Lip Balm After Exfoliating

Apply an oil base lip balm to your lip each time after exfoliation. This will keep your lips moist and protect your lips from the dry wind. 

Apply Lip Balm or lip gloss before applying lipstick.

Some lipstick contains chemicals that help to further dry up the lips, especially matte lipsticks. So to protect your lips from breakage and also maintaining beautiful lips all day long, apply lip gloss or lip balm first as the first layer before your lipstick. 

Hope this tutorial was helpful. Do well to tell me how well it worked for you in the comment section below.

Until next time, 

Xoxo Sylvia.


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