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Sleep Your Way to Healthier-Looking Skin



Waking up to beautiful-looking skin is not a dream. Adequate sleep is vital for skin health. It’s a dynamic time when your body and mind rebalance. Sleep loss can lead to dull-looking skin, dark circles under the eyes, and eventually fine lines. Knowing the body repairs itself and builds up energy for the next day during deep sleep, that’s why I am such a strong advocate of the importance of quality sleep. It’s essential if you want to wake up looking and feeling refreshed.


In addition to ensuring your body receives restful sleep to achieve your dream skin, it is important to follow a regular skincare regimen using quality products. After being out and about all day, your skin needs to be cleansed and moisturized with quality skincare products to help maintain its youthful appearance. You can also do your part to promote healthy-looking skin with a high-performance night treatment. A quality, facial cream designed for use at night, can help replenish skin that needs an extra boost of hydration.


Investing in a high-quality night cream to use all year around means you can steep skin in moisture while you sleep so you are hydrated and glowing when you wake. When I formulated my line of advanced, targeted treatments, I did it to further enhance the results of The Method, my signature three-step regimen of Polish, Cleanse and Nourish. With Intensive Night Treatment, you can go to sleep knowing you are providing your skin with the essential fatty acids and antioxidants that help it retain moisture and look younger. The fact that it’s a nighttime product means it is designed to be applied during the hours of sleep, when the body is most open to receiving skincare benefits.


At the heart of the formula, this luxurious anti-aging cream is developed with skin beneficial hydrating agents including Hylaplex™ and Maruala Oil which provide a moisture barrier, helping skin retain healthy hydration for a smoother, plumper appearance and renewed radiance. It also helps hydrate skin to improve the appearance of wrinkles.


Sleep does wonders for us, and beauty sleep is not just a concept. Getting your beauty sleep will help you achieve that all-over luminescence we all desire. Once you are on a good sleep schedule, you will be surprised to see the difference in your life – mentally, emotionally and physically.

Dr. Lancer's Skincare Tips for a Red Carpet Ready Complexion

Dr. Lancer’s Tips for a Red Carpet Ready Complexion

Awards season is upon us. The Golden Globes marks the first large red carpet event of the season and puts the spotlight on popular beauty trends for 2018. A radiant complexion will never go out of style and looking red carpet ready shouldn’t be a celebrity exclusive. That’s why I want to share some of my most practical tips that I personally apply and share with my celebrity clientele for skin that glows from within.

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Why Skin Polishing is an Ideal Oily Skin Treatment

Why Skin Polishing is an Ideal Oily Skin Treatment

People with oily skin often feel like there’s no way to reduce excess oil and blemish-causing bacteria without irritating the skin. However, skin polishing is an ideal oily skin treatment. When you polish your skin, you remove surface layers of dirt, makeup, and pollutants that can clog your pores and irritate your skin, while scrubbing away excess oil and sebum that further exacerbate blemishes. When you remove this surface debris, you reveal skin that’s smoother and younger looking. Your own beautiful skin shines through, without the pore-clogging buildup that can dull your radiance.

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Benefits of Probiotic Yogurt for Skin

You’ve probably noticed that skincare goes through trends in the same way that fashion does. From cucumbers on tired eyes to vampire facials, skincare seems to have seen it all. But now, many dermatologists are publicizing the benefits of simple ingredients—ingredients you often find in your own kitchen. Recently, Dr. Harold Lancer was featured on the Dr. Oz Show, where he discussed the anti-aging benefits of using probiotic yogurt on your skin.

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How to Find a Dermatologist in Los Angeles

How to Find a Dermatologist in Los Angeles

When you’re looking for a dermatologist, it can feel incredibly overwhelming, particularly in the Los Angeles area where there are so many to choose from. Since you are literally putting yourself in your dermatologist’s hands, you want to make sure that the doctor you select is someone you can trust. As you begin your search, there are a few things you should look out for when you’re considering doctors.
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How to Treat White Spots on Skin





If you’ve spent a lot of time in the sun, you may start to see your sun-worshiping ways reflected on your skin. Too much exposure to the harmful rays of the sun can cause sun damage, and your skin begins to show the signs quickly. The telltale signs of sun damage are dark spots, or age spots, and with more extensive damage, white spots, which can begin to appear on your skin after years in the sun without adequate protection. These spots—called idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis (IGH)—are generally relatively small, but can be unsightly. Thankfully, there are ways to treat the spots and give your skin the younger, more even, radiant glow we all aim for.


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How to Get Rid of Stretch Marks




Pregnant women carefully coat their growing bellies in cream after cream, hoping to avoid those angry red marks left when the skin on their bellies stretches too fast. But pregnant women aren’t the only people struck by these marks. Regardless of gender or age, these unsightly marks can appear on anyone’s skin.

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How to Get Rid of Blackheads




Blackheads are among the more frustrating types of breakouts because they are notoriously difficult to treat. However, with the proper understanding of what blackheads are and what kind of skincare can help treat them, it is possible to improve and eliminate blackheads for radiant, healthy-looking skin.

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How to Get Rid of Acne Scars




Acne can wreak havoc on your skin, but even worse, long after the blemishes themselves are gone, acne continues to ravage your skin with red or brown marks and scars. These marks can be upsetting to you if you have acne-prone skin and they sometimes feel like they’ll never go away. So what can you do about it? First, you need to understand what you’re dealing with before you can treat it properly. Let’s explore the difference between acne scars and red marks. Continue reading How to Get Rid of Acne Scars

How to Take Care of Keratosis Pilaris



If you’ve ever run your hands across your arms and noticed small, harmless, sandpaper-like bumps covering your skin, you probably have what is called keratosis pilaris. Unlike goose bumps, these often red bumps do not go away. They are the result of a buildup of keratin, which is responsible for protecting your skin from infection and harmful matter. The excess keratin builds up to create a rough plug, blocking the openings to your hair follicles. It’s unclear why the keratin begins to build up in the first place, though it is sometimes associated with genetic diseases and different skin conditions, like atopic dermatitis. It does run in families and is considered a genetic disorder. Drier skin can exacerbate keratosis pilaris.

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