The BATHROOM COUNTER GLOWJOB interview series features submissions from regular people and how their beauty routines fit into their daily lives. If you’d like to be featured in this series, please contact me!
“My name is Nima! My preferred pronouns are he/him/his. I’m from northern Los Angeles County, and I currently live in East Bay. I work as a design manager for a nonprofit that informs policy that affects children in California. In my spare time, I like to turtle up in my room and game like a gremlin or otherwise cook. I’m also a habitual tidier and get great pleasure out of keeping my space neat and sharing the good word of Marie Kondo, author of The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up.
I’ve started and stopped doing regular beauty routines at different points of my life for different reasons — the first time was in high school for acne. Most recently, I started a new routine that I’ve kept to for the past two years. I have inconsistent but sensitive skin. Some days, it’s excessively oily; other days, it’s very dry. My ongoing skincare often focuses on reducing redness, maintaining a healthy moisture level, and coordinating facial routines with shaving, which is an eternal struggle.