GYM TIME SKINCARE TIPS!

It is the last weekend of summer but that does not mean we should stop working out!! We can all stay active even during the cold seasons. Working out can really help improve your skin but going to the gym can affect your skin. Think about it…. How many people use the gym every day?! When you go to the gym you are constantly touching the machines or the weights! Your hands will be full of bacteria then you may touch your face, making it easier for you to breakout. Today I will give a few gym skin care tips to help prevent and improve your skin when you work out at the gym!!

Cute brunette working out at a gym

1. REHYDRATE. When you work out it is very important to stay hydrated since your skin loses water with sweat. Your skin can become dehydrated causing dead skin cells to accumulate and clogged pores. Bring a water bottle to your workout and remember to drink water throughout your workout. 

2. KEEP YOUR HAIR UP. If you have long hair you should pull it back away from your face. Make sure to always have in your car or gym bag a headband or hair tie. Keeping your hair out of your forehead will prevent breakouts.

3.  DO NOT TOUCH YOUR FACE. It may be hard to realize but when you workout you may be touching your face frequently and this can transfer bacteria from your hands onto your face. Another thing you need when going to the gym is a small towel to absorb the sweat from your face. Also, to wash this towel every time you use it!

4. WASH YOUR HANDS. It is clear bacteria can be found all over the gym that is why you need to wash your hands with soap! Use hand sanitizer to wipe down your machine before and after you use it. Don’t forget to wash your hands after you use the bathroom and after your workout. 

5. WASH YOUR FACE. When you are done with your workout you need to wash your face with a gentle cleanser! When you are done do not rub your skin with your towel, instead, gently pat dry. Exercising causes your blood circulation to increase, making your skin more sensitive. And don't forget to follow up wth your skincare!

6. CHANGE CLOTHES ASAP. After your workout you need to change out of your sweaty clothes. You will sweat and all of your toxins come out and get into your clothes. Wearing dirty sweaty clothes your body can get clogged, leading to body acne. Make sure to shower and change into clean clothes to prevent this.

7. NO HOT SHOWERS. I know when you are done with a workout a hot shower feels amazing but you should reconsider. A hot shower can strip your skin of all the natural oils, leaving your skin dry and itchy. My suggestion is to take a short shower with lukewarm water.

8. MOISTURIZER. We all know your skin needs to be hydrated that is why using a moisturizer after washing your face and body is a must! If you have oily skin use a moisturizer that is oil-free. If your skin is sensitive or more acne prone, it is important to take the extra steps to protect your skin, especially after using you workout at the gym. Proper skincare will manage your acne and prevent it!

Enjoy the last weekend of summer and make sure to continue to stay active! Your skin will thank you.

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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 *

Getting Rid of DARK CIRCLES!!

HI GANG! Today let’s get real!! We all have to deal with some sort of issue relating under eyes. It can be extremely frustrating but I will share some tips with you to help your eyes look at bright and awake! There are many eye creams and treatments out in the market but finding the right one for you can become expensive. That is why the tips I will share today will be budget friendly to treat your dark circles!!

TURMERIC- We are going back to the kitchen today… Turmeric is an amazing ingredient!! It has anti-inflammatory properties. Mix it with raw honey and Greek yogurt to make a facemask. Make sure to apply it as an under eye mask.

WARNING: This will stain your clothes and nails so make sure to wear an old t-shirt and disposable gloves.

WARNING: This will stain your clothes and nails so make sure to wear an old t-shirt and disposable gloves.

PILLOWS- It is important to keep blood from pooling under your eyes. This is why if you suffer from dark circles you should sleep with your head elevated. Get extra pillows and a pregnancy pillow!! This will help you to sleep on your side.

ANTIHISTAMINE- Dark circles may become worst with allergies and when you live in California it is not pretty!! This is why I suggest my clients start to take an antihistamine every day during allergy season.

 

Visit your local market to get it over-the-counter.

Visit your local market to get it over-the-counter.

MORE FOODS- The first tip was to use turmeric and for my last tip I will be going back to the kitchen again!! Other foods you can use under your eyes to help lighten and soften your eye skin are cucumbers and raw potato. First, you need to grate them then soak cotton round in the juice then you can apply it under your eyes for 15 minutes. Oils can also be used such as almond and coconut oil!

You do not always need to spend a fortune on skincare but what matters most is skincare is CONSISTENCY!! No matter what you decide to do remember to be frequent and stick to your regimen everyday in order to start seeing changes in your skin. Also, remember to get your rest and sleep. Our body and skin need sleep so it doesn't hurt to stay a night in and catch up on some Netflix favorites and sleep!!

If you try any of these tips make sure to let me know!! I love to hear what works for your guys and learn new tips and tricks!!

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 skin care clinic in Los Angeles, please e-mail: info@gregorydylanbeauty.com *

 

 

 

 

Summer Hair Repair Tips!!

From overly frizzy tresses and chlorine-tinged color, when it comes to summer there are many steps needed to be taken to help repair your hair:

1. During this time it is best to bury your blow dryer with your winter clothes and embrace your natural texture in summer!

2. Find the right lightweight leave-in conditioner for your hair and use it post-wash only to your ends.

3. Chlorine is not your friend during summer that is why your hair needs the Fekkai Apple Cider Vinegar shampoo!

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    This is great for chlorine build up and a must for blondes (or your hair will turn green)!!

This is great for chlorine build up and a must for blondes (or your hair will turn green)!!

4. Avoid, over cleansing. After washing your hair make sure to apply your favorite frizz controlling product while hair are still damp.

5. Just how SPF is necessary for your skin, UV protectant spray is a must during summer!

 

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  The Soleil Collection by Kerastase is a great option!

The Soleil Collection by Kerastase is a great option!

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    I also love Phyto Plage Collection. 

I also love Phyto Plage Collection. 

 

6. Drink plenty of water, juices, and coconut water to nourish your skin as well as the scalp. Keep yourself hydrated with fresh drinks and avoid coffee or tea!

These are the tips I will be following to help keep my hair fab this summer. Let's have the very best summer this 2016!

Don't forget to like, comment and subscribe! Lots of HUGS to you all and keep it beautiful! XOXOXO

Product Recommendation: Modern Mask by DermAware

Face masks are one of my favorite skin care products. They’re easy to apply, fun to use and are great at delivering results!! What I love about face masks is the feeling of tightened and toned skin after a single use! Everyone should introduce masking into their skin care regimen, if they haven’t done so already.

One of my personal favorites and a best seller at the studio is the Modern Mask by DermAware! Apply this product overnight and your skin will go through a noticeable transformation that you can see and feel!

Not only are face masks great for the skin but you also enjoy the feeling of being pampered like you’re at a spa from the comfort of your own home!

BEAUTY TIP: Before applying your face mask, dab a small amount of eye gel or eye cream around the eyes to protect this delicate area from dehydration.

It is time to kick your skin care routine up a notch by introducing this face mask and waking up to beautiful, youthful skin every morning with this phenomenal multi-peptide messenger mask!

 

Keep it beautiful!!

XOXO

Gregory

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Tips You Need To Know Before Your Next Facial!!

Hi gang! Facials are essential for a good skin-care regimen but there are some things you need to know for your next treatment! I get my clients ask me what they need to do before their facial and I found the perfect article for you to read!

Click on the image below to find out these fabulous tips!!

After reading these tips you will be sure to have glowing skin after every facial!!

Keep it beautiful!!

XOXO

Gregory

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