NYC Pretty On the One Beauty Product That Changed Her Life
Known for her colorful New York City life, killer fitness photos, and TV appearances on the Today Show, Christine Bibbo Herr, or NYC Pretty, is a lifestyle influencer to follow. How does she stay glow-y and photo-ready? We talked with Christine to find out the details of her daily beauty routine.
What does your typical beauty routine look like?
I try to keep my routine as simple as possible. I wash my face with BeautyRx's Gentle Cream Cleanser, then use sunscreen and moisturizer. When it comes to makeup, I don't wear a lot of foundation unless I'm on camera to give my face a breather! I usually go for a little highlighter, blush, mascara, and lip gloss. Before bed, I cleanse, exfoliate and hydrate with moisturizer and eye cream.
What about your hair?
I've never colored my hair, and won't until I get grays! Because I work out a lot, I wash my hair every day or use a dry shampoo. I get my hair cut at Arrojo; they're the best.
Is there one beauty product that you feel like has been a life-changer for you?
I love BeautyRx's Triple Vitamin C Serum. I thought it would be drying, but it's not, and it gives me the anti-aging boost I need.
Working out is a big part of your every day routine. Are there any products you always carry in your gym bag?
I like wipes because they are easy to use on the go. After I go for a run, I want to get the sweat off my face so I don't break out. I've been using Yes to Cucumbers, Art Naturals and BeautyRx's Exercise Kit. I also really love face mists for a little refresher, like a lavender or rose water mist.
What's the most important thing you've done for your skin to keep it glowing?
I always try to keep up with getting monthly peels at The Peel Bar, as well as getting facials once a month. My skin can be temperamental, so sticking to a routine is important for me.
I know you're a big sunscreen wearer. Have you always been that way, or what made you decide to make it a must-do part of your routine?
I think I got more serious about it after seeing Dr. Schultz for the first time, who removed some suspicious-looking moles. I'm outside a lot, and my skin produces a lot of melanin, so I have to be careful. But Dr. Schultz told me that with my lifestyle, I can't hide from the sun. Instead, I have to make sure I wear sunscreen every day. I can't live in a bubble!
What's your skin type and how do you tailor your routine to fit that?
My lifestyle is hard on my skin-- I'm outside all the time. I might come back with scrapes and bruises from surfing, so I have to take extra good care of it. I'm a combination skin type, so I consciously select products that will reduce oil but also moisturize and protect my skin.
Are there any celebrities that inspire you, beauty-wise?
I love seeing a celebrity that is aging gracefully, like Julia Roberts, Gwyneth Paltrow, or Meryl Streep. No one wants to get old, but I want to do it as gracefully as possible with as little invasiveness as possible, It's great to see celebrities embracing their age and exuding happiness.