I don’t know about you but I’m actually enjoying the weather right now. Humidity is low and 33 degrees feels like 27. My face loves it but the rest of my body not so much. Combatting ashyness is usually difficult at this time of the year. Here are a couple of tried and tested body lotions I know are amazing for Harmattan.
Eucerin Intensive Repair Rich Lotion for Very Dry Skin – I’ve used a Eucerin product before so I didn’t hesitate much when I saw this body lotion at my local supermarket. There were 3 versions, Dry Skin, Very Dry Skin and the SPF version. I went with this one because this year’s Harmattan has been the most intense for some time now. At first I didn’t like that it seems to leave film on your skin but after using it for a while I believe this is what helps to lock the moisture in. It’s not noticeable for the rest of the day. The lotion doesn’t seem heavy but it works wonderfully and keeps you moisturised all day. If you have dry skin this is good for Harmattan. You can buy it online here
Aveeno Daily Moisturising Lotion – I first decided to try this after my friend who moved abroad said it saved her from dryness. I decided to give it a go and I can’t complain. This lotion is very moisturising and spreads easily. I recommend this if you have normal skin but the weather is exceptionally dry. It’s also very easy to find in Nigeria. You can order the large version online here and the smaller version here.
Olay Quench Body Lotion Ultra Moisture – I have talked about Olay Quench body lotion here and I still think it’s a wonderful body lotion. It’s one of the best for all skin types. Spreads easily, nourishes the skin with vitamins E and B3 and improves the skin’s moisture barrier. This is a good one for normal skin in dry weather.
Olay Quench Body Lotion Advanced Healing- This version is great for dry skin in Harmattan. You’ll stay moisturised all day.
And if you’ve tried all this and you’re still battling ashyness I suggest you throw in good ol’ Vaseline for problem areas like knees and elbows. What is your favourite body lotion for Harmattan?