Recipes That Are Delicious and Amazing for Your Skin

Recipes That Are Delicious and Amazing for Your Skin
Recipes That Are Delicious and Amazing for Your Skin

Do you ever notice how you feel after eating certain foods? Take coffee or sugar, for example—you get a quick energy boost, followed by fatigue. You may also notice that in weeks where your caffeine or sugar intake is especially high, your skin may look less healthy. Caffeine raises cortisol levels and sugar suppresses the immune system, resulting in skin that looks dehydrated and less healthy due to toxins staying in the body. Continue reading “Recipes That Are Delicious and Amazing for Your Skin”

What Does Stress Do to Your Skin and Tips for De-Stressing

What Does Stress Do to Your Skin and Tips for De-Stressing
What Does Stress Do to Your Skin and Tips for De-Stressing

Stress can be either mental, emotional, or physical. Your brain interprets your environment, and when you feel psychologically stressed, it’s your brain that activates the fight-or-flight response meant for physical stress. The fight-or-flight response provides a boost of energy, causing your breathing and heart rates to increase in order to deal with short periods of stress. And just like our daily lives, stress can fluctuate in its intensity. Continue reading “What Does Stress Do to Your Skin and Tips for De-Stressing”

10 Ways to Age Your Skin Prematurely

10 Ways to Age Your Skin Prematurely
10 Ways to Age Your Skin Prematurely

We’re sure you’ve heard the saying, “Age is nothing but a number.” The saying gets its positive connotation due to not feeling like the age you’re “supposed to” feel like. Researchers Sergei Scherbov and Warran Sanderson conducted a study in 2013 that suggested that certain biological characteristics, like health and cognitive function, impact age. So yes, you may feel younger based on your lifestyle, but how do your hobbies impact how your skin looks? If you want your skin to look as young as you feel, here are ten precautions to follow to make sure your skin doesn’t age prematurely: Continue reading “10 Ways to Age Your Skin Prematurely”

5 Surprising Things That Are Very Beneficial for Your Skin

5 Surprising Things That Are Very Beneficial for Your Skin
5 Surprising Things That Are Very Beneficial for Your Skin

With school and work back in session with no vacation plans in sight (until the holidays, perhaps), you may forget how important it is to treat yourself—and your skin. Stress from studying or work may appear in frown lines or wrinkles, and your daily perk-me-up coffee will create excess cortisol that accelerates the aging process and dehydrates your body. Besides monitoring your stress and reducing your caffeine consumption, we’ve thought of 5 surprising things that are beneficial for your skin and will potentially impact your well-being. Continue reading “5 Surprising Things That Are Very Beneficial for Your Skin”

8 Things That Can Be Bad for Your Skin

8 Things That Can Be Bad for Your Skin
8 Things That Can Be Bad for Your Skin

Skin care is not just about external treatment; rather, your lifestyle affects the way your skin looks just as much as what products you use on it. That’s why we’ve come up with these 8 things that can be bad for your skin. A lot of these can be monitored (e.g. think about moderation), but some of these are everyday activities or lifestyle choices that will make you think twice about your daily routines. Read below to find out what things can be bad for your skin: Continue reading “8 Things That Can Be Bad for Your Skin”

Younger-Approved Recipe: Easy Baked Salmon

Lancer - Younger - SalmonFor an ultra-easy dinner that’s packed with the kind of healthy omega oils that make skin glow, serve this YOUNGER-approved baked salmon recipe alongside a green salad or steamed veggies.


1 lb. wild-caught salmon
2-3 organic lemons
Olive oil


Line a glass baking dish with sliced lemons. Lay a 1 lb. salmon filet on top of lemons, and drizzle with olive oil. Add pepper and desired spices to taste (but skip the salt!). Bake at 375 degrees for 20-25 minutes, or until the middle of the filet is cooked through.

Want more tips on eating healthy for your skin? Pick up a copy of Dr. Lancer’s book YOUNGER: The Breakthrough Anti-Aging Method for Radiant Skin here.

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Excercise Your Way to Glowing Skin

Good news: it doesn’t take intense exercise to rev your skin’s engine. (In fact, too much exercise can age you.) But getting the right amount on a daily basis can regulate hormone levels, boost immunity and increase blood flow to skin, creating a perfect storm of exercise-induced glow. Get Dr. Lancer’s take on youth-enhancing exercise in his latest video interview with Sally Lyndley.

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5 Pilates Moves to Help You Get Younger

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Pilates is not only a great way to tone the body, but also helps to reduce stress, combat fatigue and improve mental focus and circulation. Doing just a few Pilates mat exercises a day will rejuvenate you both physically and mentally – helping you to look and feel younger. These 5 Pilates moves from leading Pilates trainer Debi Monahan can be done anywhere – at home, at the office, even while you travel.

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1. The Roll-Up

Stregthen your spine and abs with this posture-improving move. Start by lying on your back and extend your body into a full stretch with your arms extended over your head and your legs straight and squeezed together. Inhale, drawing in your abs, and lift your arms toward the ceiling. Continue the movement forward, and as your arms pass over your chest, begin to roll up vertebra by vertabra, using your core muscles. Try to lift up our of your hips and over your thights as you pass through a sitting position. Exhale as you stretch forward, keeping your navel pulled back toward your spine and your fingers reaching toward your toes. Then reverse out of the posture by inhaling and rolling back down as slowly as you came up, keeping your abs engaged and your tailbone curled under.  Repeat 3 to 5 times.

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2. The Hundred

This ab and breathing exercise helps to increase circulation and warm up the body. Start by lying on your back with your knees and hips bent at a 90-degree angle and your arms resting on the mat beside you. Exhale, draw in your abs, and lift your upper spine slightly off the mat while reaching your arms forward. Straighten and extend your legs to a 45 to 60-degree angle. Begin pumping your arms straight down and then up on each count for a total of 5 counts, inhaling for the duration of 5 and exhaling for 5, reaching forward as you breathe. Maintain this position, pumping your arms and breathing for 100 counts (or as long as good form can be maintained).

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3. Single Leg Stretch

Lie on your back with your head and shoulders off the mat, chin toward your chest with your inside hand on your knee and your outside hand on your ankle, elbows extended. The straight leg should be extended in front of you at a height that allows your back to remain flat on the mat. Inhale as you being to bend your straight leg and straighten your bent leg. Exhale as you complete the switch. Your hands switch to the opposite knee and ankle. Maintain core stability while executing, with your abs drawn in and your spine pressed into the mat. Repeat the sequence 5 times on each leg for a total of 10 times.

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4. Criss Cross

This sit-up exercise will work your obliques, waistline and core. Start by lying on your back with your head and shoulders lifted off the mat, knees bent into your chest and hands behind your head, elbows wide. Exhale. Straighten one leg while simultaneously rotating your upper body toward the opposite bent knee. Inhale as you being to switch legs while your upper torso rotates back to center. While switching legs, rotate your trunk toward the opposite side and exhale as you fully straighten one leg and bend the other. Complete 5 to 10 sets.

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5. Leg Pull

Start this ab, arm, legs and buttocks-strenghtening exercise in a push-up position. Squeeze your buttocks and concentrate on using your abs to stabilize your lower body. (Your body should be in one straight line from the top of the head to your heels.) Inhaling, raise one leg toward the ceiling, squeezing the buttocks. Do not lift your hip when lifting your leg. Exhaling, lower your leg back to the mat. Inhaling, raise the opposite leg. Exhaling, lower that leg back down, always keeping your abs engaged and pelvis lifted to prevent your lower back from arching.

For more detailed step-by-step instructions and modifications to these Pilates exercises, pick up a copy of YOUNGER: The Breakthrough Anti-Aging Method for Radiant Skin.

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Ask Dr. Lancer: How Do I Reverse Décolletage Damage?


It’s very common for people to be diligent with sunscreen use on their face, while forgetting their chest area, resulting in skin that gives away their true age – or even makes them look older than they are. Here are six steps you can take to fix sagginess, dehydration or pigmentation of the décolleté area:

1. Don’t Neglect Your Décolletage. Sunspots and other forms of pigmentation can cause your décolletage to appear ancient, so start by bringing your facial skincare regimen down to your neck and décolleté. The skin in these areas and will respond to our three-step Polish-Cleanse-Nourish Method and other advanced treatments, such as our Retexturizing Treatment Cream, which features glycolic acid to help speed up cell turnover and reduce pigmentation.

2. Stay Hydrated. Dehydration is one of the main causes of crepey looking skin in the chest area. Nourish the skin you want to improve with hydrating ingredients such as stem cells and Vitamin C. Our Intensive Night Treatment is especially good for repairing damaged skin while you sleep.

3. Sleep on Your Back. Invest in a super soft pillow that forms to your head and learn to sleep on your back. This prevents creases from forming on your chest (and face) while you sleep. Waking up with an occasional crease from sleeping on your stomach or side may not seem like a big deal, but over time, these creases can become permanent fixtures on your skin.

4. Power Exfoliate. If all else fails, an in-office treatment can really turn back the clock and tighten up any sagginess. Start by booking a Power Peel to exfoliate and get blood circulating in the area, which will help to make the skin appear smoother, more evenly toned and instantly brighten it. Follow a Power Peel with a Dermatude session. An innovation in anti-aging treatments, Dermatude is a painlesss procedure that makes microperforations in the skin to allow certain serums (we use a stem cell serum) to be inserted into the deeper layers of the skin encouraging the skin’s natural collagen and elastin production, revitalizing the cells, and providing intense hydration.

5. Practice Safe Skin. Stay out of the sun whenever possible and always be sure to slather your décolleté with a high-grade physical and chemical sunscreen when wearing a skin-baring neckline. Our Sheer Fluid Sun Shield was formulated so that it won’t leave a mark on your clothes, so it’s safe to apply liberally just before slipping into your ensemble.

6. Keep the Faith. I am working on a top secret formula specifically for the neck and décolleté that will be groundbreaking when it is finally released next spring! Sign up for our mailing list to be the first to know about it.

Have a question for me? Post it on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #AskDrLancer, and it could be featured in a future blog post.

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Younger-Approved Recipe: Coconut Oil Coffee

Closeup of cup of coffee on the bed. Light painting.

We all know that aside from the helpful pep you can get from a cup of coffee, there are a number of serious downsides to regularly consuming caffeine. OD-ing on the energizing stimulant can wreak havoc on your adrenal glands, putting your body in a stressed state that is detrimental to your mental and physical health.

Recently, everyone at Lancer Skincare HQ was turned on to coconut oil coffee – an unexpected twist on your standard cup of joe that tastes amazing, negates some of the less-than-desirable effects of eveyone’s favorite morning beverage, and supplies a healthy source of fat. Similar to the famed Bulletproof Coffee™ made famous by nutrition expert Dave Asprey, this combination of black coffee with a healthy saturated fat slows the absorption of caffeine into the bloodstream, giving you steady, long lasting energy without jitters or a mid-afternoon slump, and keeps you feeling full throughout the morning.  And not only is coconut oil great for the skin, it also makes you feel less bloated.

If you’re going to switch up your coffee routine, here are a few other things to consider to help make coffee a healthy part of your day:

  • Buy organic coffee beans. Conventional coffee is heavily sprayed with pesticides which can be harmful to health over time.
  • Limit yourself to one cup a day, and take a day off every few days.
  • Avoid caffeine after noon so you don’t disrupt your sleep cycle.

Here’s how to make this amazing, creamy coffee:

  1. Brew your normal cup of black coffee (preferably with organic, single-origin, fair-trade beans).
  2. Pour the brewed coffee (1-2 cups) into a blender and add 1 teaspoon of organic, unprocessed coconut oil. (It’s okay if the coconut oil is still solid, it will liquify in the blender.)
  3. Blend for 30 seconds, or until the coffee has turned a light, creamy, hazelnut color.
  4. Enjoy!

The coffee will take on an entirely different color and texture – almost like that of a latte – when you blend it this way.  If you like your coffee sweetened, add a small amount of raw honey or cinnamon. As you get used to the coconut oil, you can add more – up to a tablespoon – but build up to this level slowly. Too much coconut oil can be harsh on the stomach if you’re not used to it.

Let us know what you think of this delicious blend!

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