On a daily basis, your skin is fighting against environmental pollutants, sweat, and pore-clogging makeup. And if you have oily or congested skin, it is already combating blockages in the pores from excess sebum and dead skin cells. Finding products that can effectively but gently clear skin’s buildup can be a difficult task. Even products that are labeled non-comedogenic, water-based, or oil-free might still have irritating ingredients that can exacerbate your skin condition. We recommend you use products that are customized to address your complexion’s particular needs, which is why Dr. Harold Lancer has drawn from his extensive experience as a world-class dermatologist to create the optimal routine targeted for oily skin.
When you have dehydrated skin—it shows. Skin that lacks moisture looks parched and lackluster. Skin appears brittle from the visible rough patches and flakiness. Lines and wrinkles look more pronounced when your complexion is depleted of its plump and supple texture. Add in a tight, itchy feeling, and you’ve got the definition of dehydrated skin. In addition to that tight, dry feeling and the visible wrinkles and roughness, you may notice that your skin is oilier than usual. While that may seem counterintuitive, many of the same triggers for dehydrated skin also prompt excess oil production. The good news: If you take proper care of your skin, those symptoms of dehydration can disappear, and your complexion will be restored to its optimal healthy level.
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.
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.
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.
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”
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.
Though each skin type comes with its own challenges, oily skin can be particularly frustrating. Oily skin is hard to control as it is affected by hormone fluctuations, the weather, and your level of activity each day. As a result of your oily skin, you may end up with shiny skin, makeup that slides off, and enlarged or clogged pores. Despite many “mattifying” products’ claims to control and reduce oil, the best way to treat oily skin is proper skincare.
Dr. Harold Lancer has helped many clients by sharing some of his coveted tips on how to most effectively layer skincare product. Layering skincare products properly allows each product to deliver maximum benefits to the skin. If you find you have been using a skincare product and are not seeing the results you were expecting, chances are you may have applied your products in the wrong order. Once you determine which products are best for your skin, layering your products correctly—from thinnest to thickest—will provide the ideal results. Lancer Skincare offers a variety of options for customizing your skincare routine. Continue reading “How to Layer Your Skincare”
Sun damage is typically thought of as sunburns, which are painful to the touch and eventually go fade away. Some burns either turn into a tan, or they peel as part of the healing process. Some people may think that simply treating the burn with aloe vera (which helps with soothing the burn to hopefully prevent the unsightly peeling process) is enough. The truth is that regardless of how the burn heals itself, the damage has been done—and it can continue to build up into something far worse. Continue reading “How to Fix Sun Damaged Skin”