I know that harmattan comes with series of skin conditions like cracked lips,dry skin,red eyes ,itching and so on..
This things are inevitable.. Itching could also be due to other things like eczema,hives, shingles,psoriasis or it could be a sign of contagious disease like scabies or ringworm.To help soothe itchy skin,the following tips are recommended by dermatologists:
Apply cold,wet cloth or ice pack to the to the skin that itches.Do this for about 10minutes or until the itching subsides
You may take an oatmeal bath..
Moisturize your skin after bath.Choose a moisturizer free of additives, fragrances and perfumes
Apply topical anesthetics that contain pramoxine
Apply cooling agents such as menthol or calamine
While treating your skin,avoid scratching. This can irritate your skin and increase your risk of skin infection
To help prevent itching, follow the following tips
Bath with lukewarm water not hot water and limit your shower to 10 minutes
Always use "fragrance free" moisturizers,soaps,and detergents to minimize irritation
Apply medications before moisturizing,then apply moisturizers to every part of your skin including areas treated with medication
Wear loose fitting cotton clothes.Wool and other rough feeling fabrics can irritate your skin
Reduce stress,because stress can make your itch worse