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.