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Bibiana Dykema’s Go-To Beauty Routine

How the renowned architect and jewelry designer continues to evolve her self-care routine

By: Bibiana Dykema  Photos by: Lillian Reitz

“Honor Your Body” is my top go-to wellness tip. What was tried and true in my youth has changed throughout the years. It is important to listen to your body and brain and respond appropriately.

 Seemingly simple things, like sleep and exercise, have become more and more important – yet more elusive. My work schedule is as busy as ever, practicing architecture, volunteering, and designing jewelry, but I make time for these two things above all else.

 For exercise, I am lucky enough to have a personal trainer, Michelle Greer, who comes to me at the crack of dawn twice a week and works me over for an hour. No amount of my charm can make her let up. For cardio, I go to Orange Theory at least three days a week and ride the bike and row my heart out. The best feeling in the world is when you walk out of that place after a workout.


 Sleep is a different matter and more complicated. I find that if I keep a pad of paper near the bed, I will write down thoughts at night that might keep me up. I can then resolve them in the morning instead of thinking about projects or things to do throughout the night. I try to get seven hours every night, but if I don’t, I don’t fret. It’s not worth the anxiety.

 Other than that, a good laugh every day – or maybe 10 times a day – is helpful. As for beauty/health products that I depend on, these are a few great ones that I have used forever and still turn to. A couple of my products are not really beauty-related per se, but things that make my day better.

Cire Trudon Candle in Carmelite

The description of this candle is the “scent of the moss walls of a convent.” To me, it smells like heaven itself.

Available at Candelerium


Bulgari au tHé Blanc Body Lotion

I wear this lotion every day … no need for perfume. A happy, clean scent.

Available at Neiman Marcus


Sisley All Day All Year

This is the sunscreen I have religiously worn every day for 30 years. I would say this is the most important beauty product I use. Rain or shine, I have it on.

Available at Neiman Marcus


2 Fish Oil and 2 Ester C vitamins daily

A good quality fish oil and this vitamin C, which slowly releases throughout the day, have helped keep me in good health.

Available at CVS


La Mer Moisturizing Cream

Although expensive, it does not take a lot. This cream works under my eyes or on my skin when it gets dry. It is a classic for a reason.

Available at Neiman Marcus


Rhonda Allison Eye and Lip Renew Serum

I tend to go for two-in-one products to save time. This is the best for lips and eyes; it is my nighttime/bedtime go-to.

Available at Skincare Butik

Trish McEvoy Correct & Brighten Weekly Peel

A dear friend gave me a couple of these face pads as a gift and suggested using them at night before bed. In the morning, your skin is set for the day.

Available at Trish McEvoy