Here's all you gotta do!
Go out in the desert sun, with your favorite pair of sunglasses on, do not apply sun block or SPF lip balm (for a crimson red pout), hang outside (go for a walk, ride dirt bikes, sit at the beach) under the sweltering/scorching Arabian sun for a few hours, preferably during the hottest time of the day (11am to 2pm).
Once you get home remove (peel) the sunglasses from your face for a reverse raccoon mask! AND you're done!
All jokes aside sunburns are very serious. Melanoma is the cause of at least 75% of deaths related to skin disease...I had no idea of any of this, but once I got this horrible sunburn, I began researching natural ways to sooth sunburns, only to find a whole lot more than I bargained for! As a heads up for all you new comers, I also discovered the very hard way that the sun here is 80 percent (I made this statistic up) hotter and more damaging than back home. I could spend hours out doors and the result wouldn't be this....!
If cancerous cells forming on your skin doesn't scare you off of tanning without an appropriate sunblock on, then I should also inform you that the results of this "tan" were not pretty. I had blisters on my lips and right on the apples of my cheeks....worst off all once it stopped hurting like hell and started to heal...my skin began peeling off like dried glue! Also my nose looked like I was in clown makeup! That was just the EWW on top of the cake!
[Incase you're wondering...I am much better now, thank you for your concern ツ]
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Mama went shopping! (4 E!D)
As I spent this Eid all by my lonesome in the Kingdom as everyone around me celebrated happily with friends and family. I reckoned all bets were off, and I would celebrate it by myself rather than sitting around eating peanut butter straight from the jar and sulking (which I was doing for the first two hours on the morning of Eid), instead I would do some grocery shopping, (all other stores were closed in the morning/afternoon...good thing too or else my credit cards would have felt the wrath of my loneliness) And seeing as all bets were off, I figured why not splurge on junk food and comforting deliciousness-es, and so I did just that! After returning from my trip to the grocers, I got to baking cookies and apple cinnamon slices, and made a pot of coffee, I got fancy with a caramel cappuccino and even made a green tea soy latte! I played wild and interesting beats and danced around while the kitchen swarmed the house with scents of warm biscuits, cinnamon, caramel, Belgian chocolate and popcorn. I phoned a few friends and wished them a happy day, then I moved on to making a play list of movies that I would watch in the darkness of my bedroom. I played them so loud it drowned out the sound of my air conditioner and the joyous squeals from neighbors and other children playing on the street. I crashed halfway through my movie list, and went to bed with a smile on my face (or was that just chocolate smeared in the shape of a smile?)
I hope you can always find a way to be happy.