Needle free filler?!? OMG yes yes yes!! Meet Sculplla!

Hello beauties!

Have you ever dreamed of the amazing plumped up results of a filler like Sculptra or Juvederm but just can't take the needles or costly maintenance? Well, do I have something for you!!

Gregory Dylan Skincare - Sculplla - Needle free filler

I came across this article by Katie Becker from Harper's Bazaar a bit ago... It's about Georgia Louise, celebrity Esthetician and her famous facials that include a non-invasive filler treatment called Sculplla. As you can imagine I was immediately obsessed and had to find out how to get this for myself and to use on my clients at my skincare studio!

Well my lovelies, I have found it!! YES!! I will be offering the amazing anti-aging Sculplla treatment at Gregory Dylan Skincare and Beauty in West Hollywood! I'm so excited for all of my clients to experience this fantastic technology. And the best part is, the key active ingredient in Sculplla is Poly L Lactic Acid, the same ingredient found in the superstar injectable filler, Sculptra. The results are so impressive and visible after just one treatment and last for weeks. Do a series of 3 over 3 weeks and results last up to 5 months!!

I will be posting some before and after photos on my Instagram and Facebook pages, so be sure and follow me!! And definitely check out the Harper's Bazaar article and see why this is such a celebrity skincare must-have!

Big hugs and keep it beautiful!

xoxo,

Gregory

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* Gregory Dylan is a 20 year beauty industry veteran, licensed esthetician and facial expert. For more information or to schedule a facial treatment at his Los Angeles skin care clinic in, please e-mail: info@gregorydylanbeauty.com *

Gregory Dylan Skincare & Beauty voted "Best of 2017" by West Hollywood Magazine and Wehoville.com!

Wow!!! I am certainly honored and thrilled to have been voted "Best Day Spa" for 2017 by West Hollywood Magazine and Wehoville.com. It's really amazing to stay out in a city full of very established skin clinics and spas.

Gregory Dylan Skincare and Beauty - Best of West Hollywood

I would like to thank everyone who voted and a special thanks to West Hollywood Magazine and Wehoville.com for coordinating the "Best of Who" awards!! See you at the studio!!

Keep it beautiful!

xoxo,

Gregory

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* Gregory Dylan is a 20 year beauty industry veteran, licensed esthetician and facial expert. For more information or to schedule a facial treatment at his Los Angeles skin care clinic in, please e-mail: info@gregorydylanbeauty.com *

Video Update! My New Facial Gadget Favorites!

Hey Beauties! Finally a new video to check out. I'm chatting all about Microcurrent technology, which I use at my West Hollywood studio and at home. Here I show you two tools for face and eyes/lips that are easily added into any skincare regimen and are awesome for firming and anti-aging!

Hope you guys enjoyed this! Have a favorite at-home beauty tool? Tell me about it! Big hugs and keep it beautiful!

XOXO

Gregory

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* Gregory Dylan is a 20 year beauty industry veteran, licensed esthetician and facial expert. For more information or to schedule a facial treatment at his Los Angeles skin care clinic in, please e-mail: info@gregorydylanbeauty.com *

 

Stay Fab With Silk

Silk duvet cover and pillowcases can look luxurious in your room but not only does it look good it also has its benefits! Silk can be worth splurging on because of the benefits it has on your hair and skin!

Cotton is naturally absorbent, meaning it will pull moisture from your skin. For those who care for their skin tend to have a night routine of our favorite serums and creams, last thing you want is too have your pillowcase absorb it all!! This can cause your skin to become dry as you sleep but with a silk pillowcase your skin will retain moisture and look fresh and hydrated.

Silk is naturally cool so this helps reduce sweat during your sleep. When you sweat while your sleep it can make your hair oily and breakout!! Using a silk pillowcase will keep you cool during your beauty sleep.

Some of us have sensitive facial skin, which is why using a silk pillowcase would be a great idea to avoid any potentially irritating added chemicals and various environmental allergens such as dust mites, mold, and fungus. That is the last thing I would want during my beauty sleep!!

How many of you wake up with frizzy hair?! Friction is no fun… It causes split ends!! To avoid having your hair look dry and preserve your fab blowouts start using a silk pillowcases. There are many silk pillowcases on the market but if you are hesistant to start using silk you can start by using one I offer at my skin care clinic and on my site, The Pillowcase by Circadia. This luxuriously soft fabric scientifically designed to support your skin while you sleep, it maintains the skin’s hydration and even helps prevent sleep lines that cause wrinkles.

 

Let me know if you use a silk pillowcase or which one you decide on buying! I love hearing your product recommendations.

 

Remember… Stay fabulous with a silk pillowcases and… Keep it beautiful!!

XOXO

Gregory

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* Gregory Dylan is a 20 year beauty industry veteran, licensed esthetician and facial expert. For more information or to schedule a facial treatment at his Los Angeles skin care clinic in, please e-mail: info@gregorydylanbeauty.com *

November Ready!!

Hello gang!! This year is going by soo fast, I can’t believe it’s already November?! The holidays are so close and its time to switch that beauty routine! When seasons change we all want to make some small tweaks to our makeup and skincare to transition from fall to winter. Here are a few things you can try to switch up this cold season:

1.  Switch Foundations. Around this time of the year it is nice to switch your dewy foundation to matte foundations, powder formulas, mattifying primers. In the cooler months try to go for a cooler foundation rather than a warmer tone that may be too tan.

2.  Different Lip Care. We usually neglect our lips during the warmer months but we have to pay extra attention to them during the colder seasons. Cool air can cause more chapping and that is no good when you are trying to wear matte lipsticks!! One of my personal favorite lip balms is Rosebud Perfume Co. Rosebud Salve.

3. Add Oil. Light-weight and oil free moisturizers is what many avoid during the heat but with the cold weather it is nice to switch to a heavier moisturizer or even an oil! It depends on every skin type if oil can be used, if it works for you it will make your skin feel so hydrated!! Make sure to use some oil on your hair and body as well to keep it moisturized!!

4.  Play with red. Who doesn’t love nude and blush shades, but during the cold season is fun to play with different shades of red. Maybe a maroon sweater, a vampy lip color, or a burgundy manicure like Essie Wicked. Red comes in so many shades and this is the time switch it up!!

Those are a few things to change as winter approaches!! What are some things you do differently during the cold seasons? Let me know in the comments!

Remember… Keep it beautiful!!

XOXO

Gregory

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Time to Replace That BEAUTY BLENDER!!

Hello my beauty fans!

How many of you use a Beauty Blender?! More and more people are using this iconic beauty invention to get well-blended foundation. If you have not tried one I suggest you do to get flawless looking makeup or look into using a dupe such as the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge. This sponge is amazing but it can absorb bacteria and cause breakouts!! It is very important to wash it and know when it is time to replace it!

One of the first few things you should look for is if your Beauty Blender has rips or is starting to flake. If it is loosing its shape then it is time to throw it away and get a new one!! I suggest you should replace your Beauty Blender every two months if you were makeup several days a week but if you don’t wear makeup you can push it a little bit longer. Do not push it anymore than 3 months!! That will not be good for your skin.

If you are starting to get mystery breakouts and you cannot target exactly why you should evaluate if you are eating right, drinking enough water, and staying on top of your skin care. If you are doing all things right and you are still breaking out then it might be because of your Beauty Blender!! If that is the case throw it away and buy a new one, even if it is sooner than two months.

Now that we have that covered there is one thing to remember! All of us love to have flawless looking makeup but it is important you wash your tools, including a beauty sponge. If you fail to do this it will affect your skin and defeat the purpose of your skincare!! Flawless makeup starts with healthy skin!!

 

Keep it beautiful

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Lots of HUGS to you all and keep it beautiful!

XOXO,

Gregory

* Gregory Dylan is a 20 year beauty industry veteran, licensed esthetician and facial expert. For more information or to schedule a facial treatment at his skin care clinic in Los Angeles, please e-mail: info@gregorydylanbeauty.com *

Natural/Organic Tattoo Aftercare

Hello my beauty lovers! I'm sorry for being MIA but today I will be sharing some information  we will be talking about another natural/organic product for tattoo aftercare…. COCONUT OIL!! This can be used as the perfect tattoo aftercare balm.

This is not the first time I have talked about coconut oil on my blog and there is a reason so many people are starting to always have a bottle at home because of its multiple uses.  Coconut oil can be used in your tattoo aftercare routine as a soothing lotion with great healing properties. I spoke with Dan, a Master of Fine Arts and a member AuthorityTattoo (AuthorityTattoo.com) about how to care for your tattoo with coconut oil. He taught me a few things and I want to share this information with you all today!!

Take a look below to see why 100% natural, organic and vegan-friendly coconut oil could be the best tattoo-healing product for you and your new ink.

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Remember, a tattoo is a lifelong investment and this includes care and maintenance to keep it healthy and vibrant for years to come!!

Remember… Keep it beautiful!!

XOXO

Gregory

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Here comes the SUN!!

Since we were kids we have been told to eat our fruits and veggies for vitamin C, drink our milk for calcium and play outside for vitamin D. As kids we did it since our parents told us even if we didn’t understand why but now as adults we should understand the importance of vitamins, in particular vitamin D. Our bodies require an adequate amount of vitamin D in order to absorb calcium and promote bone growth. It also helps with calcium absorption in the gut and maintains blood calcium levels to allow the normal mineralization of bone, and prevent abnormally low blood calcium levels.

Vitamin D boosts our overall health and promotes strong and healthy bones. On top of that it is an important factor in ensuring our muscles, heart, lungs, and brain are functional, and preps the body to fight infection.

 

Now that we know all the benefits the let’s talk about three ways to get your vitamin D!

1.   SUNLIGHT! Summer is gone but that should not stop us from getting our daily sun exposure. We make the most vitamin D when we expose a large area of our skin in the sun, such as our back but since we can’t all walk around shirtless taking a walk or reading a book outside 10 minutes a day can help. I have seen some couples in the afternoon after work, sit outside of their balcony and catch up on their day. Supper cute and a great way to get your vitamin D intake!! Just don't forget the SPF!

2.  FOOD! There are different foods to get your Vitamin D including fatty fish, beef liver, egg yolks, fortified milk and orange juice. My favorite way to get my vitamin D with foods is eggs and juice, especially on Sunday morning! Who doesn’t love a good brunch spot?! Especially when you live in Los Angeles.

3. SUPPLEMENTS! The easiest way to get to get your vitamin D is by getting some supplements.  If you rarely get out in the sun it would be a good idea to get a supplement containing 400 to 1,000 IU.

Adequate vitamin D intake is important for the regulation of multiple reasons and we should all try to get some sort of vitamin D everyday.  If you will be getting it through sunlight make sure to not stay in the sun too long!! Fall is here but when you live in California you can enjoy the sun all year!! If you are not in the area make sure to eat the right foods and take your supplement.

Remember being healthy on the inside will reflect on the outside!! STAY BEAUTIFUL

XOXO

Gregory

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Stay Fit No Matter Where You Go

Summer is over and the Holiday season is near! Many people tend to travel during this time to visit family and friends. Holiday times and traveling means delicious food and less time to work out. I always try my best to eat healthy and stay active but we all know it is hard to say no to pumpkin pie!! This is why today I will be sharing a few of my tips to stay fit no matter where you go!

1. Find a class. When you visit somewhere it would be a smart idea to look for some sort of spin class or pilates session. This can be great bonding time with family or friends then after you won’t feel so guilty when you eat grandma’s dessert!!

2. Take a walk. Another thing you can do is take a morning or afternoon walk. Walking for at least 15 to 30 minutes is what you need and if you want to mix it up sprint for a few minutes in between your walk! Personally, I love going on a walk after I eat dinner and watch the sunset.

3. Pack some equipment. If you have limited time you can take a resistance band and do some workouts in your room when you first wake up!! I would also suggest taking a jump rope to get some cardio.

4. Try new things. When you travel there are activities you can do such as hiking to see views or go paddle boarding. Every city has great things to explore so don’t miss out and try something new!!

5. Use your phone. There are many fitness apps you can use to track your steps and calories such as MyFitnessPal. I would suggest to download it and use it so you can keep track on how active you are staying and how much water you are drinking. There are also apps where you can do quick workout challenges such as 30 Day Ab or 30 Day Squat. What’s great about using your phone is that these apps will send you reminders daily so you won’t forget to get a work out in!

smiling woman stretching on mat in the gym

I hope these tips will help you stay active and fit while you travel and enjoy spending time with family and friends. By drinking plenty of water and staying active your skin will thank you!!

Remember… Keep it beautiful!!

XOXO

Gregory

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* Gregory Dylan is a 20 year beauty industry veteran, licensed esthetician and facial expert. For more information or to schedule a facial treatment at his Los Angeles skin care clinic , please e-mail: info@gregorydylanbeauty.com *