The Best Sunscreens For Harmattan Skin Protection.

Shield your skin in the harmattan with our top sunscreens - Skin Aqua, Dr Rashel, and Biore UV. Lightweight, protective, and radiant results!

By Oluwajeminipe Fasheun-Motesho

PUBLISHED: December 01, 2023

The Best Sunscreens For Harmattan Skin Protection.


Growing up, we never worried about our skin; we just wanted to play with friends in the sun. Despite the effects, we cherished every moment together, caring more about the joy than our skin. My best friend, Bola- who is currently 20-year-old woman, suffered from major acne ever since she was a child. We were classmates and she would always confide in me about how her acne made her very insecure and self-aware. Whenever she went out in public, she would be very self-conscious of her face and imagine everyone mocking her because of her acne. We both graduated from high school and much to my dismay, Bola and I lost contact.

Imagine my surprise when I saw her at the market one afternoon five years later and saw that her face was all cleared up. Her acne had disappeared. Instantly, I walked up to her and struck up a conversation with her because I was also having the same problem with my skin. I subtly steered the conversation to skincare and asked her for the products she was using.

Bola let me know that day that the secret to the disappearance of her acne is the constant and continuous use of sunscreen- Biore UV Sunscreen to be exact. She informed me that particular sunscreen worked perfectly for her skin type and before I start using it, I should do proper research to find out if it will work well for me.

I was more intrigued by this, by how the mere use of sunscreen can radically change the state of your entire face. Biore UV not only chased away the acne for her, but also restored her skin to a healthier state. After a long but very informative conversation with her, Bola let me know that choosing the right sunscreen is crucial for safeguarding your skin against the sun's harmful rays.

Are you curious to find out the particular sunscreens she recommended? Well, I'm very eager to tell you and I'll happily do so! There are three sunscreens you can use on your face that can work perfectly well. These are Skin Aqua, Dr Rashel, and Biore UV – they each offer unique benefits in simple terms (as recommended by Bola).

Skin Aqua provides comprehensive sun protection for both face and body. Its lightweight texture offers a refreshing experience akin to applying toner, leaving your skin comfortable and rehydrated. This sunscreen is not just about convenience; it's highly effective in shielding your skin from the sun. Imagine it as a reliable shield against harmful UV rays, ensuring your skin stays safe and healthy.

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Moving on to Dr Rashel, think of it as a powerful defender for your skin. Packed with antioxidants, it forms a protective barrier against free radicals generated by UV rays. Regular use is like giving your skin a superhero shield, preventing premature aging and those pesky dark spots caused by sunlight. The lightweight formula is a bonus – it gets absorbed quickly, is oil-free, won't clog your pores, and, most importantly, keeps your skin looking youthful.

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Now, let's delve into the unique characteristics of Biore UV. Picture it as a second skin that wraps your face in a thin, uniform film, acting as a barrier against radiation. This sunscreen is like a superhero cape, especially suitable for normal, acne-prone, dry, and combination skin types. The lightweight formula ensures quick absorption without leaving any greasy residue behind. What's more, it's a vegan and cruelty-free option, aligning with ethical and sustainable choices.

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Choosing between these sunscreens ultimately depends on your skin type and preferences. If you desire an all-encompassing shield with a refreshing feel, go for Skin Aqua. For those seeking a potent antioxidant boost and protection against free radicals, Dr Rashel is the go-to option. Meanwhile, Biore UV stands out as a versatile choice suitable for various skin types, providing effective coverage without the unwanted greasiness.

Here's a reminder that the season of haramattan is upon us- and you already know what that means in Nigeria. The sun is scorching hot, and the air is dry. It is certainly safe to say that this is the most appropriate time to apply sunscreens to keep your skin healthy and moisturized.

In a nutshell, sunscreen is your skin's best friend in the fight against sun damage. It's not just about protection; it's a daily ritual ensuring your skin stays healthy, youthful, and radiant. So, the next time you reach for that sunscreen bottle, envision it as your personal guardian, shielding you from the sun's rays and keeping your skin in its best form.

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