It’s just agitating to see two things happening at the hands of nature – one, your complexion, which already isn’t that fair considering you are an Asian, gets even darker while your skin is exposed to such scorching heat. And two, the mosquitoes leave no chance of sucking every tiny droplet of blood which you have left in yourself surviving the mighty-hot sun!
Taking all the vexation as my fuel towards invention – I have thought of the best thing I and you could do to survive the unenjoyable and unarguably the most unwanted season of all; Summer (I like ‘un-’ words). Here’s what we all do:
Interesting story: I asked my sister for a favor and she said okay with a big smile on her face, as always. What she did was – she went over to her friend’s while my task was still left undone. Taking it as the last thing she has to worry about, she didn’t even bother putting it on her to-do list for the next day and she slept. While I needed that task to be done ASAP (which I had mentioned to her, of course), she kept her calm and ignored it till I BURSTED with anger!
Now that I was arguing and blabbering continuously, all she said was “Okay, fine – I’m doing it...just keep your calm!” Keep my calm? Seriously?? Keep. My. Calm?! What a wonderful idea! (what, should I go argue with her again like chicken?) I could’ve said the same thing to her with a little more politeness, and that would have helped me keep it cool all this while. Just because I needed that favor to be done upon me real fast doesn’t mean anybody else would do it – it’s only my sis who I could rely on!
So, moral of the story; many of the times it’s just the summer boiling our minds – don’t let it do that! Firstly, you will regret it later and secondly, anger causes stress, which turns into depression, later causing high blood pressure, and in the end – some really bad skin problems.
Okay so I was doing a research on the vegetables which can keep you calm during boiling weathers and stewing climatic conditions. What I found out was that fruits cannot really be afforded by everyone. Furthermore, not everyone can get every fruit as easily as others. So I decided to stick on the economic greenery – the salads.
Cucumber is a beautiful blessing, I tell you; it’s one-of-a-kind natural air conditioner! That watery slice, slithering its way to our mouths while we bite off those gooey, cool seedlings and crunch the watery goodness..ahh, heavenly.
So, cucumbers are very beneficial to skin. Firstly, people simply keep them on their eyes to cool them down. It has a great cooling effect and relieves all the heat which our eyes normally fall prey to during summers. Ever noticed why your eyes go all reddish in such a season? It’s because of the boiling temperature and the scorching sunshine which impacts the highly fragile human eye.
Cucumbers also help reduce dark eye circles resulting from lack of sleep at night because mosquitoes are busy dunging their stings in places I do not even find appropriate to be mentioned here!
Okay, here’s the deal. Water is essential to human survival BUT, human life is unimaginably impracticable without it in summers. If you have ever been to Pakistan, you would understand what I am talking about. The twin cities on the foothills have temperatures rising up to 113° F (≥45° C) during July – September.
I’m talking about a place where little kittens wandering in the streets are hauling so sad, cursing their fortune for being given fur. I’m talking about a place where people who would cover them with Burqas, scarfs, mufflers and neckerchiefs in winters are now looking for sleeveless clothes in the markets just because they cannot resist the blistery winds of the season!
So, with such thin, light-colored, minimalistic clothing come some everlasting skin marks which won’t leave you no matter how deeply you fall in love with the soap and foam in the washroom. The only way to avoid such marks is to drink as much water as possible. Water maintains the body fluids, restores the proper amount of moisture to our skin, helps keep us cool and of course, is just so tasty! That big block of ice in that chilly water-filled glass; yummy!