Spray tonner water directly onto the face,
Tighten the skin into something else
You are someone else now
Build up your walls again.
Use a spot treatment when it breaks out,
With the numbness let feeling go
Do not let them see you like this
Like he saw you, raw and half put together.
Let face masks become your best friend,
Empty every emotion into them
Rivers flow into the paper
Become composed once removed.
Apply eye cream with the index finger,
Let the sleepless nights he caused
No longer be
Use lip balm often,
The scent will taste like summer air
It will be sickly sweet by winter
The honey is masking the decay.
Do not touch your skin,
It is a sacred temple built for you
False prophets are not welcome anymore
No longer desecrating your walls.
Use moisturiser twice-daily,
Soften yourself into someone you no longer are
With it will come a lightness
As your forget those memories.
Drink 8 glasses of water a day,
Let yourself become one with it
Move in and out with the tide
It does not care for the whims of men.
— Skincare 101 by Harper Calloway (via @nearlyahermit)