CURRENT ROUTINE: Oily skin in the winter


I’m sure we’re all familiar with how winter tends to wreak havoc on your skin, no matter your skin type. Of course, I have oily/combination skin and live in Northern California, where “winter” means that it’s about 50ºF and sometimes it rains, so I don’t have to deal with wind-chapped lips and cheeks or anything too serious. But I still like to get my hydration on.

I’ve actually found that even though my skin is oily, keeping it well hydrated with effective products (read: not just a ton of super heavy creams) helps to balance out my lovely face oils.

BATHROOM COUNTER GLOWJOB: A scuba diving college student in San Diego


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 Erika! I’m originally from Indonesia, but I’m a senior at UC San Diego studying business. One of my hobbies is scuba diving. I often go on sailing dives and go diving three times a day for one week, and that is really brutal for my skin.

I guess I started my skincare routine when I was 18. I went to Madagascar, and I stayed on this island for one month doing conservation work, which also involves diving. I would often forget to reapply sunscreen on my face, and I didn’t realize it at the time because I didn’t get sunburned. I only realized how badly it affected my face after I got back to the U.S. and after not being in the sun as much, all the acne and sun spots started to appear. So I started my skincare routine using products recommended to me by my doctor, like facewash, moisturizer, a new sunscreen that fits my skin type, and a spot treatment.