Taking care of our skin is something that should be done effortlessly, but many are finding it difficult to keep up either because they don't know how or their skincare routine is not giving the result they desire. The general mistake most people make is sticking to a skincare routine even if there is a change in season which demands an automatic change in the way they care for their skin.

Every season come with its own unique features and you have to be prepared to suit it requirement else you will always have to struggle to get best results. Have you asked yourself why we have different clothing and food for different seasons? You definitely can't have ice cream for lunch or dinner during Winter or Harmattan and in the same vein, it will be madness to wear a raincoat during Summer or Dry season. These simple facts make it important and mandatory to change your skincare routine as the need arises.

Today I will be discussing on how to care for your lips during the seasons of Harmattan or Winter. Harmattan is a season in West Africa and it features consists of  Heavy wind, cold, dryness, Fog with Low humidity in the air which tends to be felt more in the morning and night while Winter is the coldest  season in places outside the tropical zone , it features consists of  cold, dryness, Fog with Low humidity in the air which is experiences everyday till the season ends. These two seasons cause dryness which further leads to the breaking of the skin, hair and for the sake of this topic the lips.

The fact remains that your Lip gloss cannot solve the problem of your dried lips as it does not penetrate the layers of your lips which implies that they stay only on the surface of the lip to add shine and glossy glamour to your lips. The best option as far as moisturising the lip is concerned is the use of lip balm and this is because it moisturizes, soften and penetrates the inner layer of the lips notwithstanding you can still end up with  a moisturised rough lips but to get the best result from moisturising with  a  lip balm, you have to exfoliate your lip before applying the lip balm of your choice.

Exfoliation simply means the process of removing the dead cell from the skin with the help of an exfoliant e.g. sugar, sea-salt, coffee or rice flour. Exfoliation helps is soften the lips making it free from any crack, imperfection or damage caused by the dryness in the atmosphere. Exfoliating products can be bought in stores or simply made at home, for those that have the intent of making their lips scrub at home it is best to avoid using exfoliants with ash acid (salt) especially when you have wounded or cracked lips as it is capable of burning your lip and causing more inflammation on the lips. 


This product is a year old on my shelf and its days are still counting
To get the perfect lip scrub with a shelf-life of more than one year, you will need the following ingredients and also I will be sharing with you their benefits


Raw honey has disease preventing and disease-fighting properties as it is rich in Vitamin C and Vitamin B6.
Qty- 2 Tsp

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is great for moisturising and softening rough and dry skin, they are naturally antibacterial and anti-fungi agent and is great for penetrating the skin than any other oil.
Qty- 1Tsp

Brown Sugar

This serves as the exfoliant, it is self-preserving and can be substituted with white sugar.
Qty- 1 ½ Tbs


Simply mix these ingredients together in a bowl at the right proportion and store in a sanitized glass or plastic container. Use at least twice in a week and follow-up with any lip balm of your choice.

Watch this explanatory Video

The last time I made this product was November 2016 and it is still in a great shape as I write, it is important to store this product in a cool dry place and avoid putting it in contact with the sun. I hope you found this helpful, do well to drop your comments below.

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  1. A really nice DIY post. I'll definitely try this. I hope it'll work :P

    1. It sure does, I still have mine on my shelf till date.