A Guide to Skincare Devices

A Guide to Skincare Devices
At-home skincare devices are often billed as cheaper alternatives to professional treatments at a dermatologist, medical spa, or aesthetician’s office. While these skincare tools are often less expensive than in-office treatments, they do still often represent a significant financial investment. If you use them every day, then the tool will quickly pay for itself — but all too many people leave their at-home skincare devices to collect dust in a drawer after trying them a couple of times. So how can you tell if an at-home skincare device is worth the cost for you, and how do you choose which one is right for your skincare concerns?

Should You Get an At-Home Skincare Device?

First of all, we recommend getting into a regular skincare routine to start. It’s much easier to incorporate a skincare device if you already have a set routine in the morning and at night, instead of trying to begin everything from scratch. If you’re not sure where to start, a curated skincare set like the ones offered by Lancer Skincare will give you all the basic products that you need to start building a skincare routine.

At-home skincare devices are less powerful than in-office treatments, so you also need to be committed to using them consistently (in some cases daily) to see results and get your money’s worth. If you’re not willing to use the device at least somewhat regularly, then it might not be worth the investment for you personally.

We also recommend carefully considering what skincare concerns you want to address, as well as what skin type you have overall. Not all skincare devices address all skincare concerns equally well. Even if a particular skincare device is getting a lot of hype right now, it may not be the best tool for your skincare concerns. For example, facial cleansing brushes are great for deep cleaning the skin and getting a light exfoliation, but they’re not that effective for treating lines and wrinkles or acne breakouts. If those are your concerns, you’d be better off with an LED light wand or a microcurrent device.

If you’re not sure what kind of at-home skincare device would work best for you, your aesthetician or dermatologist will probably have some recommendations for you if you ask. Even if you’re getting regular office treatments done, your aesthetician or dermatologist may even recommend an at-home device to extend your results and maintain your skin in between appointments. In the next section, we will explore all the main categories of skincare devices to help you decide which ones might work for your skin.

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At-Home Skincare Devices to Choose From

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Gua Sha Stones and Jade Rollers

Gua sha stones and jade rollers are some of the most affordable at-home skincare devices, making them a popular entry point. Gua sha stones are flat on both sides with rounded edges that are perfectly contoured for different parts of the face. Jade rollers have a spinning barrel attachment that is connected to a handle. 

As the name suggests, both of these devices are typically made from semi-precious stones such as jade. However, you can find them made out of other stones as well as different materials, such as stainless steel and wood. Gua sha stones and jade rollers promote the circulation of blood and length and also encourage the absorption of your skincare products. They can be used with almost any skincare routine and if you’re asking yourself, what skin type do I have? These products are safe for any skin type, making them a versatile and popular skincare tool.

Ice Rollers and Globes

Ice rollers and globes are designed to be placed in either the refrigerator or freezer to cool them down. Once they are ready, you can apply them to your face or body to reduce swelling and puffiness. Ice rollers are made with a stainless steel barrel on the end that quickly cools down, while ice globes are typically filled with a gel substance that freezes when placed in the freezer. 

Many people like to use these alongside other eye care products first thing in the morning to target puffy eyes and any swelling that may have occurred while they were sleeping. They are also very refreshing to use during hot weather and can help you feel alert more quickly first thing in the morning. These products are also very affordable and can be used by almost any skin type.

Facial Cleansing Brushes

Facial cleansing brushes are designed to deliver a deeper cleanse than just your hands are capable of. They also provide an exfoliating effect, helping to remove dead skin cells and reveal an even complexion. 

There are two main types of facial cleansing brushes: ones with silicone bristles built-in, and then others with a bristle head that needs to be removed and replaced at regular intervals. The facial cleansing brushes with the silicone tips are typically more gentle on the skin, and also more sanitary and easier to clean — plus, you don’t have the expense of having to buy new brush heads all the time. Many oily skin types find that they especially benefit from the extra exfoliating effect of facial cleansing brushes, but they may be too stripping for dry skin.

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LED Masks and Wands

LED light at-home devices can have many different benefits for the skin, depending on the color of the light. Red light therapy reduces inflammation and promotes the creation of collagen, which helps to prevent or diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Meanwhile, blue light helps to kill the kind of bacteria that cause acne. Some LED devices have only red or blue light, while others combine both of them for a well-rounded skin care treatment. 

These devices also come in many different sizes, shapes, and price points. LED wands are available in many different sizes, from pinpointed spot treatments to larger wands that cover a bigger area of your face. You can also get LED masks that cover the entirety of your face at once, which reduces the treatment time but costs a lot more and is less portable than a wand. While you can get LED treatments at a dermatologist or aesthetician, many people find it very beneficial to be able to use LED light therapy at home daily.

Dermaplaning Tools

Dermaplaning tools are designed to remove peach fuzz and the upper layer of dead skin cells from your face. They look similar to eyebrow razors, but the blades are typically designed a little bit differently for more effective exfoliation. You can get disposable dermaplaning tools or ones that come with interchangeable blades. Most dermaplaning tools are completely manual, but you can find some battery-powered ones that work similarly to electric razors, which are more expensive than the other types. 

People with sensitive skin or acne-prone skin should be very careful with dermaplaning at home because it can irritate if not done correctly. If you want the benefits of dermaplaning, but aren’t confident about doing it yourself, you can book a dermaplaning appointment at a dermatologist or aesthetician’s office, and a professional will do it for you.

Facial Steamer

You can DIY a facial steamer at home with a kettle of hot water, a bowl, and a towel. However, this experience isn’t super luxurious, and many people appreciate the convenience of a facial steamer at home, which replicates the feeling of a spa. Facial steamers are electronic devices that heat the water and turn it into steam at the perfect temperature for a facial. The devices feature ergonomic funnels perfectly shaped to direct the steam at your face. Many people with dry skin enjoy using a facial steamer at home because it helps to put moisture back into their skin, and also opens up their pores to increase product absorption.

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Microdermabrasion Tools

Microdermabrasion tools use the rotating attachment to remove the top layer of skin, revealing a newly smooth and glowing complexion. These electronic devices come with different attachments that can be used to achieve different levels of exfoliation. 

For instance, our Pro Polish Microdermabrasion device comes with two diamond tips, a smaller tip for the face and a larger tip for the body. It also comes with disposable filters to trap dead skin and keep the device working and in optimal condition. The three suction settings allow you to customize exfoliation so that many different skin types and skin tones can use it. This award-winning skincare device comes in four different colors so you can choose your favorite!

Microcurrent Devices

Microcurrent devices pass a small electric current through your face to stimulate the muscles and skin. This stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, making it a great choice for anti-aging skin devices. It also helps to lift and tone the facial muscles, resulting in a younger-looking and brighter complexion. These are among the more expensive at-home skincare devices that you can buy, but many people swear by them. For best results, you need to commit to using it daily if possible. You can also get microcurrent treatments done in the office if you want to try it out first before buying an expensive at-home device.

Pore Extractors

Pore extractors help to remove gunk out of your pores, which is why many people with acne and blackheads tend to use them. The simplest and most affordable pore extractors feature a small loop or a point on the end of a handle that you can use to push around a blemish to extract the pus and dirt inside it. More expensive pore extractors are battery-powered and use either vibration or vacuum-like sucking to remove gunk from your pores. It can be very easy to overdo it with these pore extractors at home, so we recommend talking to your dermatologist before buying an at-home device. You can also get a pore extraction done professionally if you want good results without having to teach yourself how to do it correctly.

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At-Home Microneedling

Almost all skincare devices can be used safely at home as long as you’re careful, but DIY microneedling devices harbor many potential dangers. Professional microneedling treatments done by an aesthetician or dermatologist use tiny needles to create micro-tears in the skin, which help to improve both appearance and texture. 

Professional microneedling treatments are very versatile and may be recommended for many different skincare issues, including wrinkles, scarring, stretch marks, enlarged pores, acne, hyperpigmentation, and more. However, at-home microneedling devices make it very easy to penetrate the skin too deeply or to create “micro” tears that are actually more like macro tears. 

It’s also very hard to keep at-home devices completely sterilized, which can cause infection and other complications. If you want the benefits of microneedling, we recommend finding a local aesthetician or dermatologist like Dr. Harold Lancer‘s office, so you can get the procedure done safely by an expert.

We hope this guide helped you feel more confident about choosing an at-home skincare device you will use and that will be effective for your skincare concerns. If you want to try out microdermabrasion, then grab our Pro Polish Microdermabrasion device. 

If you’re looking for a new skincare routine to supplement your at-home skincare devices, then check out the many best-selling and award-winning products we offer here at Lancer Skincare. All of our skincare products come with a 30-day money-back guarantee, and they also ship for free within the United States, no order minimum needed. Place your order today to start seeing a difference in your skin!

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How to Prep Your Skin for Makeup: Expert Tips & Advice

How to Prep Your Skin for Makeup Expert Tips Advice
If you’re an expert at applying makeup, but it’s still not blending right or setting properly, the problem might start before you even apply a lick of foundation to your skin. That’s because if you don’t prep your skin right for makeup, then your cosmetic products won’t look as nice no matter how much you blend them. In this ultimate guide, we offer 16 tips for how to prep your skin for makeup, from exfoliating away dry patches to moisturizing your lips before applying lipstick.

Remove all your old makeup.

Ideally, you should be removing all your makeup at night before you go to sleep, but we know that life sometimes gets in the way. That’s why we formulated our makeup removing wipes for those times when you’re too tired or busy to wash your face. You can also use a cleansing balm or oil cleanser if you’re committed to rinsing your face. Be sure to follow it up with a gentle face wash to get rid of any remaining dirt and debris so that you’ll start with a perfectly clean canvas for new makeup application. For more tips, check out our guide that explains how to remove makeup the right way.

Use cold compresses for puffiness.

Many people wake up with swollen, puffy faces in the morning. This is especially common in side sleepers, since all the blood and lymph drains to one side of their face. If you apply makeup in the morning, you might benefit from applying a cool rag or a cold compress to your face. This will help to reduce swelling and puffiness and make your face appear brighter and more awake. You can do this either before or after washing your face, whatever is your preference. We also recommend using cool water to wash your face to reduce puffiness even further.

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Exfoliate your skin regularly.

Makeup will cling to dry, flaky patches of skin, accentuating texture irregularities and making your skin tone look even more uneven. To achieve smooth skin, we recommend establishing a regular exfoliation routine anywhere between one to three times a week depending on how sensitive your skin is. If you haven’t exfoliated in a while and your face is looking scaly, and you need to apply makeup soon, then use a face scrub or a powerful exfoliating mask to get rid of flaky patches quickly. Bear in mind that exfoliating can make your face red and sensitive, so build in some time for your skin to calm down before applying cosmetics.

Try an eye mask or cream.

If you struggle with dark circles and puffy eyes, a concealer will only do so much to cover it up. In fact, heavy layers of concealer can settle into fine lines around your eyes, making their appearance more obvious. Instead, treat the problems at the source by using a dedicated eye mask or cream that is specifically designed to help brighten up tired eyes. Masks will need to be left on for a certain amount of time to get the full benefits (usually 15-20 minutes) so leave yourself enough time to apply and remove the masks. As for eye creams, you just need to let them soak in before applying eye makeup.

Do a face mask.

Masks aren’t just for your eye area! If you need to quickly revitalize your skin before applying makeup, a face mask is the perfect choice. Face masks can offer many benefits, from brightening to soothing to calming to exfoliating, so pick the one that your skin needs most. Masks should typically be applied after using a face cleanser but before any other steps in your skincare routine. Different masks have to be left on for different lengths of time, so follow the instructions on the packaging. Just like with the eye masks, leave yourself plenty of time to do the face mask before you need to apply makeup.

Choose lightweight serums.

If you’re a lover of super thick serums, it’s best to save those for nighttime, since they don’t always sit well underneath makeup. Instead, prioritize lightweight serums that soak in quickly and work well under makeup. You might even want to transition some of your morning serums, which have a more watery texture that soaks in even faster. 

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Use a lightweight moisturizer.

On a similar note, you should also avoid wearing very heavy moisturizer beneath makeup, which can make your foundation slide around. However, you shouldn’t skip anti-aging creams entirely, either — applying makeup to unmoisturized skin can make your dry, flaky patches really stand out. Instead, apply a lightweight moisturizer such as a water cream that will soak in quickly and make your face hydrated and glowing. If you have oily skin, look for an oil-free lotion so that it won’t make your face look too greasy as the day goes on.

Give yourself a facial massage.

A facial massage is another great way to get your blood flowing and help the lymph drain out of your face in order to prep your skin for makeup. You can do this at either the serum or the moisturizer step of your morning skincare routine (or both!). All you really need is your hands, but many people enjoy using a jade roller or a gua sha stone for a little extra pampering. If you struggle with puffiness, you can solve the problem by using a stainless steel roller that has been cooled down in the fridge or freezer first.

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Never skip your sunscreen.

You should wear sunscreen every day, regardless of whether or not you wear makeup. Even if your makeup claims to have SPF protection, it probably won’t be high enough to really protect your skin (and you probably don’t apply enough to reach the advertised SPF, anyway). Apply sunscreen with a protection of at least SPF 30 to all exposed skin, not just your face but also your neck and chest. Let it set down fully before applying your makeup to ensure that everything stays in place throughout the day.

Don’t apply too many skincare products.

If you’re a fan of the 10-step skincare routine, try to do that at night time only. The more products you pile up on your face, the more likely it is one of them will conflict with your makeup. Instead, keep your morning routines to the essentials, such as balancing toner, vitamin C serum, light moisturizer, and eye cream. Choose multi-tasking products packed full of powerful ingredients that deliver the same benefits in one package. This will also ensure your skincare products soak in faster and you can apply your makeup sooner (more on this in a minute).

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Don’t forget about your neck.

Even if you only apply foundation to your face, you’ll still need to blend it over your jawline and down your neck so that you don’t end up with a stark line. If you don’t prep the skin on your neck for makeup, then the makeup may cling to dry patches or settle into lines. When you’re applying your skincare products, bring them down your neck and chest so that the skin in that area will be ready for makeup as well. And you should definitely be applying sunscreen to all exposed skin, including your neck.

Let everything soak in before applying makeup.

If you slap on your skincare and apply your makeup right away, it might not set properly no matter how well you prepped your skin. You should be waiting a minimum of 5-10 minutes between applying your sunscreen (the last step in your skincare routine) and applying your primer for your makeup. If you can, leave yourself even more time to ensure that your skincare is fully soaked in. 

For example, you can wash your face and do your skincare routine right when you wake up, and then let it soak in while you make coffee and eat breakfast. Then you can apply your makeup right before you leave the house.

Make sure your makeup and skincare are compatible.

Sometimes, your makeup won’t set even though you’ve tried every trick in the book. In this case, some ingredients in your makeup might be incompatible with ingredients in your skincare. For instance, if you’re using a water-based moisturizer but a silicone-based foundation, the products will repel each and the makeup will slide around your face. Same goes for your makeup products: Your primer and foundation also need to be based in the same ingredients or they won’t be compatible with one another.

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Use a primer as a base layer.

Some people find that their sunscreen works just fine as a primer, especially if it’s more silicone-based. However, other sunscreen formulations may not have the same effect, so if your sunscreen doesn’t fill in your pores or grip onto your makeup, you might want to try using a primer as a base layer. Primers help to smooth out your skin texture and create an even canvas for makeup. They also make your makeup last longer, which is especially helpful for oily skin types. However, people of all skin types can benefit from using a primer to prep their skin for makeup; you just have to find the right one for your skin!

Try a setting spray first.

Many people use setting spray after applying their makeup, but did you know that you can apply it before? It’s true! This trick works especially well for people with oily skin who find that their makeup starts melting after only a couple of hours. Apply your primer first, and then hit with a light mist of setting spray. Don’t spray it too heavily, or the droplets can bead up on the primer and cause it to break apart. You just want a fine, even mist that settles over your face and dries quickly. Blot your face with a damp makeup sponge if necessary before applying your foundation.

Prep your lips.

Even if your face is perfectly moisturized, if your lips are flaking and cracked, that will make it difficult to apply lip gloss or lipstick. Lipstick in particular can be very drying, which is why it’s so important to prep your lips for makeup. You should be exfoliating them regularly to remove dead skin and flaky patches. You should wear a thick lip balm during the night while you are sleeping and on days when you’re not wearing lip color. On the days that you wear lipstick, apply a thin layer of lip balm 10-20 minutes before you apply your lipstick so the more hydrating base coat can dry down.

We hope this guide helped you learn how to prep your skin for makeup! If you’re looking for a skincare routine that will sit nicely under your makeup, then shop our selection of Lancer skincare and get free shipping on all orders within the U.S.

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16 of the Best Skincare Trends to Follow

16 of the Best Skincare Trends to Follow
If you follow social media at all, then you know that there are plenty of viral skincare trends that you should avoid like using sunscreen to contour your face and applying lemon juice as an exfoliator. But what about the healthy, positive trends that are actually worth trying out? We’ve rounded up 16 skincare trends that aren’t just safe to try out — they will make a positive difference in your skin! From skin cycling to skincare products, here are the skincare trends that you should be following right now:

Skin Health

Previously, skincare used to only focus on what the skin looked like. However, over the past few years, a new focus on improving skin health as well as appearance has improved. Consumers now understand that supporting a healthy skin barrier and microbiome will lead to a better complexion, not the other way around. That’s why we have formulated all our skincare products with the high-quality ingredients that your skin barrier needs to stay healthy and strong. Of course, our products will give you a smooth and glowing complexion as well for double the benefits.

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Sun Protection

Gone are the days when people used to cover themselves in tanning oil and lie out in the sun for hours on end. Today, we understand that sun exposure is the no. 1 contributor to premature aging, which is why sun protection is a skincare trend that’s here to stay. You should be applying anti-aging sunscreen with a protection of at least SPF 30 every single day. You should also apply sunscreen to all your exposed skin, not just your face, but also your ears, neck, decollete, arms, and hands. Reapply every two hours when you are in the sun to ensure adequate protection.

Skin Cycling

While skin cycling started trending earlier this year, this concept has been around for a while, and it’s definitely worth incorporating into your routine. Skin cycling is basically the idea of taking “rest days” in your skincare routine to give your skin a break from powerful active ingredients. For instance, your skin cycling routine might look like exfoliating on night one, a retinol on night two, and a rest on night three to give your skin time to recover. Skin cycling can be tailored to whatever products you are using and your skin’s needs. You might also want to change it up with the weather; some people need more rest days in the winter when their skin is drier.

Gentle Exfoliation

When exfoliation first started trending, many people blasted their faces with harsh chemicals, seriously harming their skin barriers in the process. Now, people are focusing on gentle exfoliation instead as a way to remove the dead skin cells without harming the skin barrier. Products like the Lancer Method Polish are gentle enough to be used several times a week or even every day, depending on what skin type you have. These products prove that exfoliating products don’t have to sting or burn to be effective, and that you get the results you want without a permanently red face.

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Anti-Aging Skincare

It’s never too early (or too late) to get started on anti-aging skincare; we’re seeing many people in their twenties and even their teens get started on anti-aging skincare early. These products come in many different forms, including anti-aging creams, serums, oils, and more. Choose whichever ones best suit your needs and skin type to start slowing the development of premature signs of aging. Keep in mind that all Lancer anti-aging skincare products come with free shipping, so don’t hesitate to add them to your shopping cart!


While 10-step routines were trending for a while, now skinimalism is in. Skinamalism, a.k.a. skin minimalism, is the act of paring back your skincare products to the essentials. Instead of using a bunch of different lower-quality skincare products that only do one thing each, skinimalism focuses on choosing a select few of higher-quality, multi-purpose products that contain multiple beneficial ingredients. Skinimalism frees up time, shelf space, and budget so that you can get the most for less out of your skincare routine.

Skincare-Makeup Hybrids

Speaking of multi-tasking skincare products, skincare-makeup hybrids are another trend that you should take advantage of. Skincare-makeup hybrids can take many forms, including skincare products adopting cosmetic pigments and makeup products incorporating beneficial skincare ingredients. Some examples of skincare-makeup hybrids include tinted sunscreens like our Mineral Sun Shield that offer sheer color and lip glosses that include hydrating ingredients. We expect these boundaries to blur further as this trend continues, so keep an eye out for new skincare-makeup hybrid product drops in the future!

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Niacinamide is the skincare trend that won’t stop, and we are totally here for it. Niacinamide is a powerful multi-tasking ingredient that minimizes enlarged pores, improves uneven skin tone, smooths out fine lines and wrinkles, and brightens a dull complexion. We’ve incorporated niacinamide into several Lancer products, including the Triple Peptide Drops and the Overnight Brightening Mask, in order to harness the power of these amazing ingredients. In fact, you’re probably already using at least one skincare product that contains niacinamide, even if you don’t know it yet — but if you’re not, then you definitely should grab one of our niacinamide products!

Retinol Alternatives

We absolutely love retinol, but understand that not everyone can use it. It’s not recommended for pregnant people, and some people find that it makes their skin really dry and irritated. That’s why we’re so excited about retinol alternatives like bakuchiol and peptides, which have been trending recently and are used in our Gentle Exfoliating Peel Pads. These alternatives are a great option to explore if you’re not sure about using retinol, and they also make an excellent booster if you’re already using retinol. That’s why we formulated our retinol treatment serum with both bakuchiol and retinol, so that you get maximum results.

Lip Care

Not only is the skin around your lips very delicate, but it’s also exposed to many different irritants in the form of food and drink. So it’s no wonder that premium lip care products have been trending recently! These high-quality lip care items go way beyond the cheap lip balm you pick up in the grocery store checkout line. Choose from lip serums, sleeping, and other super-nourishing products that will give you plump, moisturized lips. For best results, apply these products during the day, not only at night when you sleep.

Menopausal Skin

All those hormone surges cause changes in your body, including in your skin, which means that women need to change their skin care during menopause. However, menopausal skin has been largely ignored in the skincare community — until recently. Now, more and more brands are coming out with products such as hydrating oils formulated for menopausal and mature skin, which is a skincare trend we are absolutely loving. If you’re going through menopause, you now have more skincare options than ever before.

Dermatologist Brands

While celebrity skincare has been around for a while, a more recent phenomenon is dermatologist-created skincare. Lancer Skincare is just one example of a skincare line created by a dermatologist. After decades of treating celebrities and other high-profile clients at his Beverly Hills practice, Dr. Harold Lancer decided to launch a skincare line to make his special formulas more widely available to people who don’t live near his clinic. Needless to say, this is one skincare trend that we have been loving, and we can’t wait to see more of it.

At-Home Skincare Devices

At-home skincare devices used to be bulky, expensive, and not that effective. All that is in the past, however, thanks to recent developments in technology that have made at-home skincare devices smaller, more effective, and less expensive. While they can’t match the power of an in-office treatment, at-home skincare devices like our microdermabrasion tool deliver results when used consistently over time. If you haven’t yet tried an at-home skincare devices, there is no better time than now to start trying one today!

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Advanced Skincare

Speaking of advancements in skin care, this is true for ingredients as well as technology. Right now, we are seeing more cutting-edge ingredients being developed every day, and luxury skincare brands like Lancer are leading the way with major investments into research and development. We now have an entire line of advanced treatments that were designed to address different skincare concerns, including a retinol treatment for anti-aging, a vitamin C treatment for radiance, and an eye contour cream for lifting and firming. If you’re not sure which treatments are advanced, just look for the all-silver packaging.

Body Care

While the face has gotten most of the attention in the skincare world, we are seeing body care start to trend as well — and we’re not just talking about applying your face skincare to your decollete, either. Consumers are now looking for elevated body care products, including body washes, lotions, serums, and exfoliators, so that they can glow from top to toe. In fact, we released an entire Lancer Method 3-step Skincare Set for the body so that you can get the benefits of our proprietary system for your entire body.

Skincare Supplements

Supplements have been a big trend for a while now, and they’re finally crossing over into the skincare community. Supplements that are specifically designed to support skin health and appearance are now available, especially with a focus on balancing the gut biome. People are also taking vitamin A, C, D, and E, which can help boost the skin as well as other aspects of their health. This is part of a broader trend of internal skincare, whereby people are treating their skin from the inside out as well as the outside in. Just don’t forget to talk to your doctor before adding any new vitamins and supplements.

If you’re ready to hop on some of these skincare trends, then shop the Lancer Skincare online store today! All of our products come with a 30-day money-back guarantee, so that you can shop for luxury skincare online with confidence. Even better, all our products ship for free within the U.S., no order minimum required, so that you can get your new skincare as quickly as possible. Order today to start making a difference in your skin!

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7 Benefits to Switching to Luxury Skincare Products

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If you’re wondering whether it’s worth it to switch from your drugstore products to a luxury skincare routine — such as the Lancer 3-step skincare sets — the short answer is definitely yes. The long answer is that luxury skincare products offer many different benefits, from unique formulations to higher concentrations of ingredients. Here are seven reason why you should consider switching to luxury skincare products like those offered by Lancer:

Research and Development

Every new skincare ingredient first needs to be discovered or developed in the lab, then extensively tested in various formulations — all of which requires investing in staffing and equipment. Part of the reason why drugstore skincare products are so cheap is because they use older ingredients that don’t require much research. Meanwhile, luxury skincare companies like Lancer invest in research and development to help discover innovative new ingredients that aren’t as widely available.

Concentration and Potency

Luxury skincare products like ours also typically include ingredients at a higher concentration level and/or ingredients in a more potent form when compared to drugstore products. This means that you will see results faster when using a luxury skincare product versus a drugstore product that will work more slowly because of the lower concentrations. Using higher concentrations of these ingredients raises the price, which is why drugstore products typically keep the concentrations as low as possible.


Another thing that sets luxury skincare products apart isn’t just what ingredients they include; it’s how they source them. Not all ingredients are created equal, and luxury skincare brands typically source premium ingredients that are higher in both quality and purity. So even if the name of an ingredient is the same on both a drugstore and a Lancer product label, that doesn’t necessarily mean that the ingredients are identical. Many luxury brands also focus on sustainably sourcing their ingredients in a way that is better to the environment.

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If you’ve ever thought that a lot of drugstore products seemed the same, there’s a reason for that. Many drugstore skincare companies license a base formula from the manufacturer, a process known as white labeling. Then they make a few tweaks to the formulation before putting it on the market. While this keeps costs low for drugstore skincare companies, it means that many of the products are fundamentally not that different from each other.

Meanwhile, luxury skincare companies such as Lancer Skincare develop their own formulas from scratch. Many of these formulas are also proprietary and not shared with any other companies. This results in unique formulations, such as decollete creams, that aren’t available from any other skincare brands. If you want to experience Lancer Skincare products, you’ll have to order them from us!

Texture and Feel

These unique, extensively tested formulations mean that most luxury skincare products have a much more pleasant texture and feel when compared to drugstore formulas. This makes the product more elegant and pleasant to use, resulting in a truly luxurious self-care experience. This is especially important for products like makeup removers and sunscreens, which many people skip using because they don’t like the feel of the product on their face. All of our Lancer skincare products are extensively tested to ensure they deliver the best experience possible. They also make for a great skincare gift for anyone who loves a quality beauty product. 

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Drugstore skincare typically uses plastic packaging, which is cheap and lightweight — but not good for the environment or aesthetically pleasing to look at or handle. In contrast, luxury skincare products use glass, metal, and other premium materials in their packaging. Not only do these materials look good on your vanity and feel great in your hand, but they are also more recyclable than plastic, making them a better choice for the environment.

Faster Results

As a result of all the other factors we’ve just delved into, luxury skincare usually offers faster and superior results when compared to drugstore skincare. Drugstore skincare is totally fine if you’re on a budget and can’t justify self-care splurges — but if you’ve got the money, then it’s worth investing at luxury skincare. After all, you only have one face, so you might as well take care of it!

At Lancer Skincare, we understand that not everyone is used to buying luxury skincare online. That’s why we offer a 30-day money-back guarantee so that you can shop our products with confidence. Grab a skincare travel kit if you’re looking to sample a bunch of products at once, or jump up to the value size if you’re looking to stock up.

The Best Skin Care Routine for People in Their 30s

Your skin’s needs change through your life, which means that you need to be updating your routine as you age. If you’re still sleeping in your makeup and using harsh cleansers even though you’re in your thirties, it’s time to update your skincare routine. Here are eight steps to follow to put together the best skincare routine for people in their thirties:

Cleanse gently.

Once you hit your thirties, you want to remove your makeup and cleanse your skin without stripping your natural oils. Once you’ve removed your makeup, it’s time to follow it up with a gentle milk or cream facial cleanser that will leave your skin feeling clean, but not dry or tight. You should follow this routine at night for sure — but if your skin feels dry when you wake up, then just rinse it off with some lukewarm water to remove residue.

Hydrate your skin.

If your skin doesn’t have enough water content, it will look dry and dull instead of plump and bouncy. That’s why it’s essential to incorporate moisturizing creams and serums into your skincare routine in your thirties. Choose serums that feature ingredients like hyaluronic acid, peptides, and glycerin — all of which will attract water to your skin and boost your hydration. These products should be used in both your morning and nighttime skincare routine for optimal results.

Incorporate antioxidants.

Antioxidants help to fight free radical damage from UV rays and air pollution that can hasten the appearance of premature aging. If you’re not already using antioxidants, then you definitely need to add them to your skincare routine in your thirties. Vitamin C is the most well-studied antioxidant, but there are plenty of others to choose from as well. We recommend applying your antioxidants in the morning to protect your skin against environmental stressors throughout the day.

Use a retinol.

Your collagen and elastin production slows down as you age, which can contribute to signs of aging. However, applying a topical retinol product like our Advanced Retinol Treatment can help to promote the development of both collagen and elastin, slowing down signs of premature aging. For best results, apply the retinol treatment at night, since it can make your skin more sensitive to the sun. Retinol can cause dryness as you get adjusted to it, so don’t hold back on your hydrating serums and nourishing moisturizers!

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Treat acne and dark spots.

In your thirties, you might continue to struggle with hormonal acne breakouts, making acne self care a must-have addition to your skincare routines. You might also see dark spots develop, either from healing acne lesions or from sun exposure. Incorporating a dark spot remover into your routine can help to lighten the appearance of existing dark spots and prevent new ones from forming.

Moisturize and nourish.

Our skin produces less sebum as we age, which means that you might notice your skin becoming rather dry in your thirties. That’s why we made the Nourish moisturizer the crucial final step in our Lancer Method 3-step skincare routine. You should be applying a moisturizer every time you rinse or wash your face to promote a healthy balance of natural oils, which will help prevent your skin from becoming so dry.

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Apply an eye cream.

Speaking of moisturizers, in your thirties you might want to start applying a dedicated eye cream if you haven’t already. While some moisturizers are safe to dab around the eye area, they aren’t really developed specially to treat the delicate skin around the eyes. Using a dedicated eye cream ensures that the skin around your eyes gets the nourishment that it needs, and also that any active ingredients in the cream won’t irritate your delicate skin.

Wear sunscreen always.

You should be applying quality sunscreen every single day as the last step in your morning skincare routine, no matter the season or forecast. You should apply sunscreen to all exposed skin, not just your face but also your ears, neck, and chest. You might even want to apply it to your hands if you are worried about getting age spots there.

Ready to get started on building the best skincare routine for your thirties? Grab a Lancer Method set today to start your new routine on a solid foundation. All of our products ship for free within the U.S. and come with a 30-day money-back guarantee so you can buy with confidence.

How to Improve Skin Elasticity

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Loss of skin elasticity is part of the aging process, but it can also be increased by certain environmental and lifestyle factors. On the flipside, having a high-quality skincare routine and protecting your skin from certain stressors can help to improve skin elasticity and slow down its loss. Read on to learn more about what skin elasticity is, why it matters, and how to improve skin elasticity.

What is skin elasticity and why does it matter?

Skin elasticity refers to your skin’s ability to “bounce back” after it is touched or you make a facial expression. Skin elasticity is what makes our skin look plump, tight, and youthful, and it helps to prevent dynamic wrinkles from becoming permanent. Collagen and elastin are the two main compounds that help create skin elasticity.

Unfortunately, we lose collagen and elastin starting in our twenties, with the loss being greatly accelerated after menopause. This loss of elasticity is also accelerated by environmental factors, including exposure to UV rays, smoking, pollution, and an unhealthy diet. Fortunately, there are steps that you can take to improve your skin elasticity.

How to Improve Skin Elasticity

Drink enough water.

If you’re dehydrated, then your skin won’t bounce back as quickly even if you are doing everything else on this list. Therefore, staying hydrated is extremely important. Most people need approximately three to four quarts of water a day, depending on individual needs and how much they sweat. Try to limit consumption of beverages that can have a dehydrating effect, such as caffeine and alcohol.

Wear sunscreen.

Wearing sunscreen every single day is one of the most effective things that you can do to improve skin elasticity. You should be applying a high quality sunscreen of at least SPF to all exposed skin — not just your face but also your ears, neck, and chest. Do this every single day, even if you are just sitting inside, since UV rays can penetrate windows.


Use a retinol.

Retinol and retinoid skin tightening creams help to encourage skin cell production and boost collagen and elastin layers in your skin, making them a powerful anti-aging skincare product. Retinols are best applied at night since they can make your skin more sensitive to the sun. You should also be extra diligent about wearing sunscreen during the day when using a retinoid.

Pick a peptide product.

While peptides haven’t been studied as extensively as retinols, there is some evidence that they can help to improve skin elasticity. That’s because peptides contain the building blocks of proteins, which encourages the skin to build collagen. Try our Lancer Skincare Triple Peptide drops if you’d like to incorporate them into your skincare routine!

Incorporate a hydrating serum.

Hydrating serums that are rich in ingredients like hyaluronic acid attract water to your skin, which helps it to appear plump. Hyaluronic acid serums hydrate your skin from the outside in, while drinking water hydrates it from the inside out, resulting in a powerful combination that supports skin elasticity. If you’re wondering “Why is my skin so dry even when I moisturize,” not using a hydrating serum could be the answer!


Exfoliate your skin.

Exfoliating serums and masks help to remove dead skin cells and encourage the production of new ones, promoting a more youthful complexion and improving skin elasticity. In fact, we think that skin exfoliation is so essential, we made it the first part of our Lancer Method 3-step skincare routine! You can also try our award-winning Caviar Lime Acid Peel if you’d like a more powerful exfoliation experience.

Get enough sleep.

Your skin repairs itself while you sleep, which is why getting good sleep is absolutely essential to improving skin elasticity. You should be getting at least seven to nine hours of deep sleep per night whenever possible. Observing good sleep habits, such as avoiding screens the two hours before bedtime, will contribute to you getting better sleep.

Consider an in-office treatment.

If your at-home treatments and lifestyle changes aren’t getting you the results you want, consider booking a professional treatment at a dermatology office like Dr. Harold Lancer’s. Treatment options include chemical peels, laser treatments, and dermabrasion; your dermatologist will work with you to create a treatment plan that will address your skin elasticity concerns.

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At Lancer Skincare, we have formulated numerous products to help maintain and improve skin elasticity, from nourishing moisturizers to hydrating serums to smoothing exfoliators. All of our products come with a 30-day money-back guarantee so that you can shop for skincare online with confidence, and many are available in mini-size skincare travel kits that are perfect for sampling. Our products also ship for free within the continental United States, no order minimum required. Order Lancer Skincare to start improving your skin elasticity today!

8 Essential Fall Skincare Tips

Fall is in the air, which means that it’s officially time to start transitioning from our summer to winter skincare routines. If you’re not sure what your fall skincare routine should look like during this transitional season, we’ve put together a guide to help you figure that out. Here are eight essential fall skincare tips to help you figure out your best skincare routine as you drink pumpkin spice lattes:

Choose a soothing cleanser.

Cleansing can be one of the most stripping and drying steps of a 3-step skincare routine. While this can help to control oil in the summer, it’s often too harsh for your skin once the weather starts to cool down. As we enter fall, switch to a more soothing cream or milk cleanser that won’t be as harsh on your skin.

Add in a hydrating serum.

Depending on your skin type, using a quality moisturizer like our Ultra Hydrating Serum may not be necessary during the summer months. However, as we move into fall, you might want to consider adding one into your daytime and/or nighttime routine. These serums help to attract water into your skin to keep it feeling plump, hydrated, and youthful.

Reassess your exfoliation routine.

Most people increase the frequency of their exfoliation in the summer to get rid of dead skin cells and control oil. But once the weather starts getting cold, you might want to reduce the frequency of exfoliation in order to prevent drying out your face. Exfoliation is a necessary part of any skincare routine, but it’s also quite potent; you want to hit the sweet spot of doing it often enough to get a smooth complexion, but not so frequent that you strip your skin barrier.

Switch to a thicker moisturizer.

If you’ve been using lightweight lotion for summer, fall is the time to think about switching to a thicker anti-aging cream for winter. Moisturizers help to seal in your skincare products and maintain a healthy oil balance so that your skin doesn’t become too dry or too greasy. When used in conjunction with a hydrated serum, a thicker moisturizer can stop dry skin before it even has a chance to get started.

Use an eye cream.

While dedicated eye care products and creams aren’t a required part of our 3-step skincare routine, we highly recommend them for anyone struggling with dry or crepey under-eye skin. The skin around your eyes is very delicate and often becomes dry and dehydrated before the rest of your face. Eye creams are also specifically formulated so that powerful ingredients like retinol and vitamin C can be applied to the eye area without issue.

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Experiment with facial oil.

If even a thick cream isn’t cutting it for your dry skin, then you might want to experiment with a facial oil as we get further into fall. Facial oils like our Omega Hydrating Oil form an occlusive barrier on the surface of your skin, which helps to stop moisture loss. This can be applied as a layer over your moisturizer, or you can mix a couple drops into your moisturizer before applying it.

Keep using SPF.

During fall, the days get shorter, you spend less time outside, and the sun doesn’t seem as bright. So this means that you don’t have to wear sunscreen anymore, right? Wrong! You should still wear sunscreen every day to protect your face from UV rays that get through windows. Wearing sunscreen every day is one of the most effective things that you can do to prevent signs of premature aging such as wrinkles and dark spots.

Don’t forget about your lips.

While lip care is often considered an add-on, it should be an essential part of your fall skincare routine as the weather gets colder. Lips are exposed to the elements as well as foods and beverages, which means they often get chapped quickly. Apply a lip balm not just at night when you sleep, but throughout the day to help form a protective barrier on your lips.

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Ready to upgrade your skincare routine for fall? Grab one of the Lancer skincare travel kits to sample some new products or prepare holiday travel, or get one of our full-size sets if you need to replenish your routine. All our products come with free shipping in the contiguous United States as well as a 30-day money-back guarantee, so that you can shop for skincare online with confidence. Order today to start seeing and feeling a difference in your skin!

Everything You Need to Know About Our 3-Step Skincare Routine

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At Lancer Skincare, we model our regimen on a 3-step skincare routine, but we take a slightly different approach from other brands and beauty gurus. To clarify things, we created this guide that explains what the 3-step Lancer Method is and how to figure out which skin type regimen will fit your needs best.

The 3-Step Lancer Method

No matter what skin type you have, each Lancer Method skincare set follows the same three steps: polish, cleanse and nourish. Here’s what you need to know about each of these three steps and why they are essential:

  • Polish: The polish step involves exfoliating your skin. We recommend doing this after removing your makeup but before cleansing your skin for optimal results. Our facial scrubs combine physical and chemical exfoliation ingredients to immediately smooth your complexion out. Quartz crystals, pumpkin and pomegranate enzymes and salicylic acid are just some of the powerhouse ingredients that our scrubs include.
  • Cleanse: The cleanse step involves washing your face. Our cleansers are designed to leave your face feeling fresh and clean, not dry and stripped. Some of the ingredients we use to accomplish this are lilac stem cell compound, rice protein, amino acids and oat extract.
  • Nourish: The nourish step involves moisturizing your face with a lotion or cream. We formulated each of our Nourish moisturizers with a specific skin type in mind. We also incorporated hydrating and soothing ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, avocado and olive fruit oils, peptides and oat and chamomile extracts.

You can also add to our 3-step skincare with optional (yet very beneficial) products such as makeup remover wipes, serums, masks, peels and eye creams. These products supercharge your skincare routine and deliver even more effective results than the 3-step routine alone. We offer various skincare lines that target the following skincare concerns: fine lines and wrinkles, dark spots and uneven tone, redness and irritation, loss of firmness and acne and pore size.

Be sure to browse the Lancer Skincare online store to see everything that we offer and curate your best skincare routine possible. Don’t forget to grab a sunscreen that you can apply every morning as well!

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The 3 Skin Type Sets

We offer three different Lancer Method sets tailored to three different skin types: oily-congested, sensitive-dehydrated and normal-combination. These sets cover the majority of skincare types and ensure that almost everyone can find a Lancer Method set that fits their needs. Here’s how to tell which Lancer Method set you need:

  • Oily-congested: If you struggle with oily skin and clogged pores, this set is meant for you. Many people who struggle with acne do well with this set, but you will also find these products effective if you are mostly worried about controlling oil rather than treating blemishes. Many people also enjoy using this set in the summer when their skin creates more sweat and oil.
  • Sensitive-dehydrated: On the other hand, you’ll want this set if your skin is prone to dryness, dullness, sensitivity and irritation. We designed these skincare products with soothing ingredients that will help to relieve redness and itchiness while ensuring that your skin gets the moisture and hydration that it needs.
  • Normal-combination: If neither of the above skin types sounds like you, then you probably have normal or combination skin. Your skin is neither too oily nor too dry (though you may have some areas that are slightly more oily than others; hence, “combination” skin). This skincare set is designed to help your skin maintain its natural balance without drying it out or smoothing it in thicker formulations.

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If you’re still not sure which Lancer Method regimen is right for you, then consider trying one of our skincare travel kits. These kits are the perfect way to sample our products without committing to the full-size products. We also offer travel-size kits for many of our other products, so you can try them all out at once.

We also offer a 30-day money-back guarantee on all Lancer Skincare products, whether they are travel size, full size or value size. If the products don’t work for your skin for whatever reason, simply contact us during that 30-day window to initiate a return or exchange. Get your next 3-step skincare routine from Lancer to start seeing a difference in your skin.

Benefits of a Nighttime Skincare Routine

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If you don’t currently have a nighttime skincare routine, you’re really missing out. Nighttime skincare routines don’t just cleanse your face after a long day — they’re the perfect opportunity to use powerful skincare products. In this guide, we discuss the benefits of a nighttime skincare routine and explain what 3-step skincare routine you should be following at night.

Benefits of a Nighttime Skincare Routine

First of all, a nighttime skincare routine ensures that your face is clean and fresh for a full night of sleep. A double cleanse will remove makeup, sunscreen and other cosmetic products that can block your pores or transfer to your pillow while you sleep. It will also remove dirt, sweat, pollutants, debris and other potential irritants that can dull your complexion or cause blemishes.

Nighttime is also the best time of day to use certain powerhouse actives like exfoliants and retinol. These ingredients can make your face more sensitive to the sun, which is why it’s a good idea to use them at night, before you go to bed. That way you can let these products get to work while you sleep in a cool, dark room, so you don’t have to worry about sun exposure. Then you can wash them off in the morning and go about your day with a newly glowing complexion.

Your cells also repair and multiply at night while you sleep, which is another compelling reason to have a nighttime skincare routine. If you want to take advantage of that, then applying skincare products before you go to sleep will help to supercharge your results, support overall skin health and address pigmentation issues such as white sun spots on the skin.

Having a nighttime skincare routine is also key for keeping your face hydrated and moisturized. Your oil levels peak at midday and drop off during the night while you sleep. If you don’t have a nighttime skincare routine or skip applying a moisturizer before you go to bed, then you will probably wake up to a dry, dull complexion.

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Steps of a Nighttime Skincare Routine

Ready to put together a nighttime skincare routine? Here are the steps you should consider incorporating:

Makeup remover

If you wear cosmetics or waterproof sunscreen, then remove that first with a makeup remover or makeup wipes. This ensures that you have a cleaner canvas to work with and that your other skincare products can get into the skin.


The first step of the Lancer Method 3-step skincare routine, exfoliating prepares your skin for cleansing and helps smooth out your complexion. We recommend using our exfoliating scrubs after removing your makeup but before cleansing your face for optimal results.


Next, use a cleaner to remove any remaining sweat, dirt and debris from your face. Massage the cleanser all over your damp face for about 60 seconds, being careful to keep your eyes closed so that you don’t get any product in them. Rinse your face off with lukewarm water and careful pat dry.


Masks are optional, but they can elevate your skin routine. Most of our masks are designed to be applied after cleansing your face, and then washed off after 10-15 minutes. Choose a mask based on whatever you feel your skin needs that day, whether it is hydrating or brightening.

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Serums are the most powerful and effective products in any skincare routine. While we don’t include them as part of the base 3-step Lancer Method skincare routine, we highly recommend adding one to your nighttime routine to get the benefit we talked about in the previous section. Grab one of our night treatments for the face to start seeing a difference in your skin!


A moisturizer is the last step of a 3-step skincare routine, and they are essential for slowing moisture while you sleep. We recommend choosing a thicker moisturizer than you wear during the daytime since oil production slows down at night.

Eye cream

Eye creams are also optional, but they really do benefit the delicate skin around your eye area. Look for a thick, hydrating eye cream that will provide the moisture that you need to soothe eye bags and creases while you sleep.

If you’re ready to start realizing the benefits of a nighttime skincare routine, grab one of the Lancer Method skincare travel kits! These kits provide a convenient way to try out a curated nighttime skincare routine. We also offer value kits of the full-size products if you’re ready to commit.

What Is a Chemical Face Peel?

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You’ve no doubt heard of a chemical face peel before — but do you know what a face peel does? Chemical face peels are available as both at-home and in-office treatments, and they can help to address a variety of skincare concerns. To help you decide whether a chemical peel might work for you or not, we’ll explain what a chemical face peel is and what treatments are available in this quick guide.

What is a chemical face peel?

A chemical face peel treatment is used to remove the top layers of skin by using chemicals to dissolve the bonds between dead skin cells. The most common chemicals used in this treatment belong to the family of alpha hydroxy acids (AHA); popular examples include glycolic acid and lactic acid. Chemical peels at dermatology offices are offered in different strengths. The three levels of professional chemical peels are:

  • Light chemical peel
  • Medium chemical peel
  • Deep chemical peel

The stronger the peel, the more skin it removes (and the longer the recovery period will be). However, lighter peels often take multiple treatments to achieve the desired results, and have to be repeated more frequently. Light chemical peels can be done as frequently as once a month, while medium peels can be done every four to six months depending on your skin. Deep peels should only be done once every two to three years, at most, due to their intensity.

At-home chemical peels can be done more frequently, however. While their results may be more superficial than in-office treatments, they can be repeated more frequently. For instance, our Caviar Lime Acid Face Peel, which features 10% glycolic acid, can be used one to two times a week as tolerated. At-home chemical peels like this one are great for removing dry skin patches, evening out skin tone, brightening your complexion, and clearing out clogged pores.

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What skin conditions can a chemical face peel treat?

Chemical face peels can treat a variety of skin problems, depending on the ingredients used and their concentration. Your dermatologist may recommend a chemical peel for the following skin conditions:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Superficial scarring
  • Skin discoloration such as age spots and melasma
  • Certain types of acne
  • Clogged pores
  • Uneven skin tone and texture

Chemical peels typically cannot address severe wrinkles or pigmentation issues or sagging skin. A dermatologist like Dr. Harold Lancer will be able to talk to you about alternative treatments that may be better suited to your concerns.

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Recovery from a Chemical Peel

With at-home treatments like our Caviar Lime Acid Face peel, there is little to no downtime. Depending on how sensitive your skin is, you might want to avoid using other powerful, drying ingredients in the same routine, such as retinols. You should also wear sunscreen every single day since chemical peels make your skin more sensitive to the sun.

Recovery time is usually 1-7 days for a superficial peel, 7-14 days for a medium peel, and 14-21 days for a deep peel. After an in-office peel, your skin will be red, dry, irritated, and possibly swollen. You can use ice packs and over-the-counter pain-relieving medications to manage any pain and swelling. Treated skin might blister, form a crust, or change in color as the healing process moves forward. You will need to avoid sun exposure for weeks or even months while you wait for your skin to heal.

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Choosing Between At-Home and Professional Chemical Peels

In-office chemical peels will deliver a more powerful treatment, but they are also more expensive and require a longer recovery time period than at-home chemical peels. If you are looking to get started with chemical peels, an at-home treatment can be a more affordable and accessible introduction to the world of chemical exfoliation. If your face tolerates the AHAs well and you want to upgrade to a more powerful treatment, then you can seek out a dermatology office like Dr. Harold Lancer’s for a professional chemical peel.

For more information about exfoliating your skin at home, be sure to check out our other skincare guides. We’ve explored in depth how often to exfoliate your skin, what a chemical peel does to your face, and how to exfoliate your skin six different ways. We’ve also delved into other skincare topics, from how often to wear sunscreen to how to remove the makeup the right way, to help you build the best skincare routine possible.

Ready to try our at-home face peels for yourself? Order our Caviar Lime Acid Face Peel today and get free shipping on your U.S. order, no order minimum needed! All of our products also come with a 30-day money-back guarantee so that you can shop with confidence and see how Lancer Skincare products work for yourself.