The harmattan season is back and this period can be a tough experience for many people because it is characterised by dust, cold, dryness of both the body and lips.

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But you don’t need to panic.

To minimise or avoid these harsh effects of harmattan on your skin, here’s a list of natural moisturisers you should consider.

  • Shea butter

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Due to its richness in fatty acids, shea is a natural hydrating and soothing humectant that is good for dry skin.  It also helps to reduce skin moisture loss.

The butter is thick and nice and can be used on the areas of the skin that tends to get dry often to keep them moisturised during this period.

  • Coconut oil

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Coconut oil is rich in fatty acids, which gives it antibacterial properties. It can help improve your skin moisture level and barriers.

Coconut oil acts as a moisturiser by filling in gaps in dry skin, thereby making it smooth.

  • Honey

Honey is beneficial to many types of skin diseases. Honey is also a natural substance that moisture dry and cracked skin and also acts as an anti-inflammatory.

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Complete natural honey is great for all skin types and can be applied directly to the skin.

  • Aloe Vera

Aloe vera has thick leaves that store a gel-like substance that works as an excellent moisturiser. It is high in vitamins A, C, E, and B12, which help reduce the damage done by free radicals.

It also contains inflammation-reducing enzymes. All you need to keep your skin well-moistured is the aloe vera gel.

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  • Cucumber

You might have been wondering why cucumber is used for spa treatments! Cucumber is so soothing and it helps tired or inflamed skin. Its high water content helps in hydrating the skin.

In order to enjoy the hydrating benefit of cucumber, simply place two chilled slices over your eyes to energise your skin.

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