Hello lovelies, happy holidays! Well truth is we've all been waiting for this period since the beginning of the year, right? This is mostly because of all the fun activities and gifts waiting for us. This is all great, but remember that with a beautiful Christmas, comes the harsh weather that is called harmattan. My post is basically on simple items you would need to survive this weather without damage to your skin, hair or health. Best about these items, they can easily be purchased on our website, Jumia.

Aloe Vera Lip Balm

Aloe Vera is a cactus plant belonging to the Liliaceae or the Lily family. It grows in dry climates such as those found in parts of Africa and India and has been proven to be very medicinal for centuries. This lip balm above has been produced with quantities of aloe Vera in it. This makes it perfect for the control of lip chapping and sores around the lip during the harmattan weather. This product could be used by guys and ladies. It leaves your lips looking soft, smooth and healthy.

Olay Quench Ultra Moisture Body Lotion with Shea Butter

Ultra Moisture Lotion has a non-greasy formula with Shea butter, Vitamin E, and Vitamin B3. Shea butter is an ivory colored fat extracted from the nut of the African Shea tree. This cream would work well with the weather because it provides dry skin that is conversant with harmattan with an immediate burst of moisture that continues for 24 hours. It is also constantly repairing and nourishing the moisture barrier to break the cycle of dry skin. And to make it even better, saturating moisture that lasts all day. So you do not have to constantly reapply body lotion to your skin.

Avon Care Gentle Aloe Softening Hand Cream

This hand cream contains gentle Aloe and Vitamin E to nourish skin, giving it a healthy glow. It is a soothing, moisturizing cream, with soothing aloe Vera and white tea extract, which keeps hands feeling soft all day. It targets oily and dry areas so skin stays in perfect balance.


Sunglasses are a huge part of our wardrobes these days and now during the harmattan, you have the perfect reason to rock them. I did not specify what particular sunglasses you would be needing for the season because they would all pretty much play the same role in protecting our eyes from the whirlwinds associated with harmattan. All you need to do is find the perfect size for the shape of your face and keep them with you always.

Christmas Head Warmer - Multi-color

Have you ever seen hair that the harmattan winds have messed with? One expression - LOL. Head warmers are so necessary for this season because they keep the cold away and also protect your hair from the harsh winds. This would be most especially awesome for guys because they might not have the time to take care of their hair the way a woman would. This particular head warmer has Christmas written all over it. It would be effective in keeping the cheer while you're still keeping warm.

Vaseline - Intensive Care Aloe Soothe Lotion

This cream has been proven to moisturize deeply and soothe dry skin with the first application. It contains micro droplets of Vaseline jelly and has a really nice fragrance that would leave you feeling and smelling cool and with the soothing effect it has on the skin, it is a sure bet for the weather. Even better, it is also really affordable.


For those of us who would still love to keep it trendy and stay away from the bulky sweaters, a turtleneck would go well with the weather. These clothes are form fitting and keep you looking smart, trendy and feeling warm.

Before I leave, you should know that it is also very important to do these:
• Drink a lot of water and stay hydrated
• Eat a lot of fruits that contain water. Hello, watermelon and cucumber fans!!
• Also remember to stay away from facial products that contain alcohol. Moisturizers and products that contain butter oils, shea butter, cocoa butter or aloe vera would be best for you.
• Use hair products that would moisturize your hair and do not leave it damp, or wet.
• Apply lotion to your body when it is damp.
Till next time ?