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Ways to cope with harmattan in Nigeria

by Emmanuel Ozoamalu
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Harmattan is a dry, dusty wind that blows across parts of Nigeria. It’s also known as harmattan season, which lasts from the end of November to the middle of March each year. Despite the fact, the harmattan barely lasts up to four months, the amount of difficulties it generates is awful. Read on to find measures to cope with this dust storm.

Use a humidifier to increase the moisture in the air and keep your nasal passages from drying out.

You can increase the moisture in the air by using a humidifier. A humidifier will help prevent nasal passages from drying out, which can lead to irritation and irritation of your nasal passages. Many people find that using a humidifier helps with allergies, asthma symptoms, sinusitis and other respiratory conditions.

If you’re struggling with dry skin on your hands or feet due to the harmattan weather conditions then use some moisturizer before bedtime so that it absorbs into your skin overnight as well as during the day.

Avoid prolonged exposure to harmattan winds.

The Nigeria Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has advised against prolonged exposure to harmattan winds. The agency said that these winds can cause respiratory problems, skin rashes and eye irritation. They also make you feel tired and ill.

Stay indoors when the weather is extremely dry.

Stay indoors when the weather is extremely dry, and air purifiers can help reduce dust. Wear warm clothes. Harmattan can be very cold, so it’s important to stay warm during this season. If you have time, wear multiple layers of clothing made from natural fibres like cotton or wool—they’ll trap heat better than synthetic fabrics. Wear dark-coloured clothing that absorbs sunlight to your skin (e.g., black). This will keep you warmer than lighter colours because they reflect heat energy from sunlight. Also, dark colours offer some protection against harmful UV rays as well! Wearing sunglasses with large lenses will help reduce glare while allowing you to see clearly in all directions at once.

Use a good moisturizer.

Be sure to use a good moisturizer on your face, hands, legs and entire body to prevent skin from drying out. A good moisturizer will help prevent your skin from drying out and make it easier for you to sleep at night. You can also add Vaseline petroleum jelly into the mix if you want extra protection against harmattan winds or anywhere else that gets too cold during the last months of the year.

Use Vaseline petroleum jelly on your lips as this helps protect them from becoming dry and chapped.

In order to keep your lips moisturized, you need to use Vaseline petroleum jelly on them. This helps protect the skin from becoming dry and chapped.

Stay hydrated.

You might be surprised to hear that water is the best option. Although there are many other natural drinks that can be good for you, such as coconut water and green tea, when it comes to keeping yourself hydrated during the harmattan season, nothing beats plain old H2O.

Avoid sugary drinks like soda or juice because they dehydrate you more than any other type of drink does. Additionally, avoid caffeinated beverages such as coffee and energy drinks (especially if you’re on your feet all day) because they can cause headaches and nausea if consumed in large quantities over time—which will only make your headache worse!

Harmattan is a wind that blows from the Sahara desert, bringing with it lots of dust and dryness. It’s also known to be dangerous to your health if you’re not careful.

If you’re planning on venturing out in harmattan, be sure to wear sunglasses and apply sunscreen on exposed areas of your body (especially the face). If possible, consider wearing protective clothing for added protection against harmful elements in the air.

Harmattan is an interesting phenomenon to observe and talk about. It can however be a nuisance when it blows in your face. If you stay indoors though and use good hygiene practices there are few problems. 

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Abubakar sadiq January 11, 2023 - 8:43 pm

Very good obvious to read

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