Being a woman is the hardest job in the world.
Just simple everyday kind of things that women have to deal with on a daily basis are enough to drive anyone crazy: the makeup won’t stay where you put it, the bra tries to stab you to death, not to mention the little monthly visit from Aunt Flo.
Men will never understand the struggles that women have to face. But, that goes both ways, as women will never understand the problems men have. After all, men are from Mars and women from Venus.
This list of things that all women have done at certain points of their lives may seem incomprehesible to men. Perhaps you won’t admit it, ladies, but you know most of these things have secretly happened to you. Yes, maybe they’re gross, but honestly, the rules change in winter. Here are a few scenarios, compiled by Anutyacid, that every woman goes through in winter.
1. Dry skin
The cold weather means your skin begins to dry up and becomes scaly.
But you just can’t resist rubbing that scaly patch which produces a cloud of dust and as you observe the tiny particles floating down to the ground, you realize you should do something about your skin.
Naturally, you want to stop being a dust cloud manufacturer, so you use generous amounts of moisturizer.
But you overdo it, and your body is now greasy and clammy. Great.
2. Chapped lips
Your skin isn’t the only thing that goes dry in the winter. Your lips become dry and flaky as well.
The only solution is applying and reapplying lip balm every half an hour.
But then you need to have a conversation with someone important and your lips become even drier.
In that case you are faced with a conundrum. Do you:
a) apply the lip balm in mid-conversation; or
b) risk your lips cracking in front of said person?
Another challenge that chapped lips present you with is to resist the temptation to pick the dry bits off.
A challenge that you almost always fail ending up with bleeding lips.
Then, your lipstick decides it wants to play with the dry patches too, so it sticks there forming ugly blobs.
You can’t go around looking like that, so the solution is still the same: lip balm. So you resign yourself to spending another winter with your mouth looking permanently greasy.
Whichever tights you choose to wear, you can be certain of one thing: they will not stay where you put them. All of them, no exception, are bound to gravitate towards the mid-thigh region.
So you pull them up, they drop down again, and you repeat this vicious cycle over and over again. If only those damn tights would do their job properly, you wouldn’t risk sometimes accidentally exposing your behindto innocent bystanders.
Of course there is another way to handle this situation. Just let them be. If the crotch part want to ride low, let it. But it feels so annoying and uncomfortable!
Another thing tights suck at is ventilation. Being made of nylon, tights are notorious for leaving you with a sweaty bum.
Sometimes we forget how long it’s been since we started wearing that particular pair of tights, so we hurriedly throw them in the laundry basket.
And we pray we don’t get thrush because of it…
Moths are your sworn enemies. They just love snacking on your favourite jumpers. You were so looking forward to wearing that Christmas sweater, only to find those buggers have eaten a third of it!
A particularly delicious spot for moths is the area around the nipples. And when you notice this you are already late for work, and there is no time to change. No-one will notice, right?
But you can’t help feeling paranoid that everyone believes you live in a house infested with moths.
Cold weather means you can wear all your favorite winter clothes. Wearing you new fluffy jumper, tights, scarf, and boots feels wonderful when you step outside. Not so much when you come back inside and instantly start sweating.
The only way out of this is removing a few layers of clothing. But, the vest you’re wearing under your jumper is old and ugly! You can’t show it to the world!
You’d rather keep on sweating than look bad, so you decide to leave the sweater on.
But the sweating is relentless, and soon your face turns bright red and blotchy. This must be what boiling in hell feels like…
You can’t take the heat anymore. You need to strip down, so you escape to the bathroom for a reprieve from the deathly warmth.
So you remove the sweater and discover: boob sweat! It’s only 10°C outside, girls, what are you doing? But you can’t stay in the bathroom forever, so you put the sweater back on before coming out and facing the rest of the world.
6. It’s f-f-freezing!
You’re very clever and think ahead. So to prevent this sweating business from affecting you again, the next time you go out, you wear only a thin jumper and a jacket.
And then you freeze half to death.
You’re so cold, your nipples start acting out and singing “Break On Through To The Other Side” as they try to pierce through your jumper.
You’re so cold, your skin changes colour, and now you look more like a Smurf than a human.
And then the consequences: you develop an annoying itch in your throat. Soon you can’t swallow anymore because it hurts too much.
Your clever decision to wear thin clothes got you sick. Congratulations!
You turn to your best friend when it comes to fighting the cold, the nose spray, for help. Please, please work!
Then you start sneezing repeatedly, and you realize the spray didn’t work. Now you’re on your own and feeling miserably sick. But you get a couple of days off work, so that is a plus, right?