5 Struggles Of Being A Girl In The Deadly Summer Heat

Summer is great. School isn’t a thing, you can relax a bit, it’s not freezing, you’re feeling good about yourself because you’re tanned, etc. In theory, everything about summer is flawless…except your makeup in that HEAT. Let’s be real here, if we didn’t have to deal with the scorching heat, summer would go from an 8 to a 10 in an instant. Some people love the hot weather; I am very much not that person. I complain a lot in the summer and here are some reasons why:

1. Sweating Makeup Off

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The only thing worse than struggling to be your cutest self is having the weather prevent that from happening. Doing your very best face artwork only to sweat it off within 5 seconds of stepping outside is utterly heartbreaking. Heartbreaking. I wish I could go makeup-less any time I wanted, but unfortunately that is not the case. All I know is that I look cuter in the fall.

2. Humidity

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When I think humidity, the first thing that comes to mind is frizz. Actually, that’s the second thing, the first is “are you f*cking kidding me?”. My mood depends on whether or not my hair is cooperating that day, and if humidity is involved, chances are it isn’t.

3. Shorts

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I wish I could say that I liked shorts. I don’t. They’re somewhat cute, I guess. I mean, they look good on me if I’m standing still and not planning on moving or sitting or…doing things. Besides the fact that they don’t flatter me whatsoever, shorts are just not practical. Like at all. My legs are always sweaty and stick to anything I’m sitting on. Hell, my legs even stick to each other. It just makes for an all around uncomfortable situation. Let me know when I can bring out the leggings.

4. Rapid Hair Growth

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If you’ve wondered whether your body hair really grows back faster than you can shave it in the summer, the good news is you’re not crazy. Studies have shown that hair grows a lot faster in the heat, making more work for us during the time that we want it gone the most.

5. Boob Sweat

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No girl should have to go through this as often as they do. It’s the last place you want to be damp or uncomfortable, yet it always seems to happen at the most inconvenient times. Thanks for sweating profusely even though you’re pretty much useless, boobs.

We definitely can’t have it all. We can’t get a tan without the sun, and we can’t have the sun without the heat. But man, I wish we could. All we can do is try to keep our faces blotted and our boobs dry until the heat subsides. After all, we’ll have different things to complain about when winter comes around. 

Featured Image via Héctor Martinez.

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