new york mornings/new york evenings

November 22, 2017

When it comes to my skincare routine here in New York, you guys know I’ve been through the ringer. After moving here from San Francisco, my skin went through a series of phases — some good, some bad, some downright ugly — and it took me a while to finally get a handle on the situation. Between the climate change (hello harsh winters!) to some pretty pervasive pollution, not to mention a handful of New York evenings where you just don’t sleep, my skin revolted — resulting in some pretty moderate to severe adult acne. Some of you may recall my journey here, which I shared in detail — everything from what worked to what failed.

Thankfully, I’ve gotten my skin under control thanks to an awesome dermatologist here in the city, a fitness routine that balances me and my skin out, a combination of certain prescribed medicines (which I shared here) that I’ve since weened off, and generally, just listening to my skin when it’s trying to tell me something. My schedule certainly hasn’t slowed down, nor has my daily pace, but I definitely make a point, at the beginning and end of each day to tend to my skin — a ritual of sorts. I was recently introduced to the brand, Valmont, a Swiss luxury skincare line, after trying out a few of their products at a recent event at Saks. Fast forward a few weeks later, and their team approached me about test driving their latest Essence of Bees line, with an introductory session with one of their lead estheticians, Sandra, here in New York. Sandra has been using Valmont on many of her clients for the past 18 years, which I think is a testament to how much she truly believes in the product — most of which features some of the latest technology in skincare advancements, including skin rejuvenating elements that are traditionally used on burn victims. Plus, Sandra’s skin was pretty much perfect — the first thing I look for when I come in for a facial.

Since then, I’ve been following a regimen of their eye serum, facial oil daily — both in the mornings and the evenings, with their mask about 2-3 times a week. It’s only been about 2 weeks now, but I think the biggest difference I can see, is under my eyes, which usually are extremely sensitive to my sleep patterns (or lack thereof) — my under eye skin feels much more supple to the touch and oddly enough, I feel like I just look more awake. I’ll keep testing out these products over the coming weeks, but in the meantime, I wanted to share their line with one of you! Hope over to this Instagram post to learn more about how you could win their Essence of Bees line (retails over $1k)!

Also, hope you enjoy this video we created, inspired by the many New York girls I know, who are constantly on the go but don’t want to sacrifice their skincare routine. And if you haven’t already, I would love it if you would consider subscribing to my YouTube channel! I launch new videos every Friday, many times before they get posted to Instagram or the blog.

And, of course, Happy Thanksgiving, guys! Hope you have a beautiful holiday with family and friends!

Video by Ty Johnson // Editing by Ty Johnson and Bobby Hicks

This post was in collaboration with Valmont. As always, all opinions and styling are my own. Thank you for supporting all This Time Tomorrow collaborations!

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