There is always advice out on the internet about how to protect your skin and lips during Harmattan but there’s hardly anything about protecting our eyes.
Dry eyes is an example of the numerous effects Harmattan has on people. The eyes usually have a layer of tears over it that ensures comfort and protection but this weather causes the tears in front of the eyes to dry quicker.
Try as much as possible not to share things that touch the eye like contacts, makeup, handkerchiefs, pillow cases and the likes. This reduces the spread of infections.
If you are supposed to wear medicated glasses, try as much as possible to wear them when going out otherwise your eyes will hurt and also because of the poor visibility that comes with the harmattan haze. Also, wear sunglasses. The sunglasses protect your eyes from the sun and dusty wind where there is any.
Instead of rubbing your eyes upon experiencing any discomfort or irritation in your eyes, wash your face with cold water. It helps a lot to wash your hands before washing or even touching your eyes.
Maintain good personal hygiene. Wash your bedsheets, pillowcases, handkerchiefs and any other item that touches your eyes.
Avoid places that are too dusty, smoky or polluted. If you must go there then, don’t stay too long.
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