Am I a woman now? Is this the transition that follows after years of menstruating? (😂😂 don’t give me that look) Am I ripe for marriage now? Is this the blossoming they talk so much about? Am I supposed to experience caressing now from potential males? I’m only finding out, a tad too late, that womanhood entails much more than I’ve led myself to believe. Way more than telling myself how powerful, strong and beautiful I am. Now I have this to deal with..
My skin has become too soft! For the past two weeks or so I’ve been making this observation in the shower. In the mornings when I’m brushing my teeth and decide to wash my face, I find it’s too smooth. Naturally like all other women who spend thousands of cash and hours trying to get that perfect glow, I should be delighted but I’m not. I do worry when my face or chest acquires those scary pimples or is it acne? I tell myself that I’m out of the teenage phase and I shouldn’t be getting these ‘teenage’ symptoms whether it’s that time of the month or not. I don’t have a problem with telling people when my flow is but I don’t like it when they can read it from those damn pimples on my chin or forehead.
Back to why I’m not interested in the smoothness of my skin. Okay, I admit being caressed is one of my favourite things on the planet. The problem is, I don’t want to be caressed because I’m smoother than most, it should just get done. If you are supposed to be doing it that is.
There are few who have had the pleasure of shaking my hand(I only offer the right one).
Mikono yako ni soft.
We hufanya kazi home?
I can tell you have never touched the edge of the jembe.
Do you use milk cream on your skin?
The last one got me. Milk cream? I should waste cream to moisturize? I didn’t even know that was a thing until that comment came along. How many litres would I require to achieve the ultimate smoothness? Would I thereafter get a crown, recognition or maybe be featured in the Guiness World Book of Records? I don’t think so.
I want my skin to be normal smooth, you know, smooth but not too smooth? I use Vaseline cocoa butter jelly and I have for years now. I’m not sure that is much investing in the care of skin especially since I’m a woman. I don’t know a thing about foundation. There was a time I had started using scrub (only because it was readily available and I didn’t spend a dime on the purchase) and I couldn’t see any difference. Now all I do is watch those who are better off in skin therapy wearing avocado masks and I thinking on better ways in how it would have served me. Especially on my bread this morning 😢😢