A Nihilist’s Skin Care Routine

Nothing matters, so stop putting shit on your face.

Adeline Dimond
7 min readJul 22, 2021

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Lilith, by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, 1867 | Metropolitan Museum of Art Open Access Program

I’m fifty, so my skin is a collection of smog, regret, Diet Coke, gasoline, traffic, heartbreak, cigarettes, movie popcorn, blue light, bridesmaid dresses, expensive dinners but also fast food, television, cleaning supplies, customer service representatives, parking garages, lost tax documents, wildfires, parking tickets…

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