I have many patients who come to me with hyperpigmentation, in which blotches of skin, usually on the face, turn darker than normal. For many people, this is a very distressing skin condition. They worry about the possible causes of hyperpigmentation, how it affects their overall appearance and whether it can be treated. However, I find that when patients understand what hyperpigmentation is, many of their concerns are allayed.
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.
By now, we’ve all seen someone on social media, in a magazine, or on an airplane with a—let’s be honest here—slightly unnerving-looking sheet mask covering their face. Thankfully, at this point most of us know what we’re looking at. While the look of a sheet mask is a bit Phantom of the Opera, the benefits are well worth the unusual appearance.
There are two types of aging: intrinsic and extrinsic. Intrinsic aging is the natural aging process, where our genetics determine when our skin becomes thinner and drier, loses some of its youthful fullness, or get visible lines on our face. Extrinsic aging, however, is based on one’s environment and lifestyle choices, and can lead to early signs of aging. While you may not be able to control your genetics or your natural environment, you can control your skin’s appearance and prevent further signs of aging. Continue reading “The Ultimate Guide to Younger Looking Skin”
These recommendations from Dr. Lancer will minimize the effects of travel stress on your skin.
Stick to your routine.
When you travel, your daily routine might be unpredictable. Whether you are in all-day meetings in a conference room or hiking in Kauai, maintaining a consistent skincare regimen helps ensure that changes in your schedule don’t translate to changes on your skin.
Make your skin glowing and radiant for the season! Apply these 10 easy tips to have flawless skin.
- Avoid hot water for showers & baths. Excessive heat dries out skin.
- Apply sunscreen more frequently—once in the morning won’t protect you all day.
- Eat fresh food – preferably organic.
- Avoid eating yeast & sugar. An overflow in your body causes inflammation.
- Remove make-up before sweat-inducing exercise.
- Get regular facials from a licensed aesthetician.
- Wash your pillowcase every week with a fragrance-free, gentle laundry detergent.
- Don’t touch your face! And clean anything that does touch your face (like cellphones).
- See your dermatologist for an annual head-to-toe skin exam.
- Prevent visible signs of aging & maintain youthful skin by investing in high-end skincare.
Dr. Lancer. Younger: The Breakthrough Anti-Aging Method for Radiant Skin. p. 11-6, 15, 155, 162-76, 184, 189, 200-1.
Everyone has their own distinct bedtime routine; perhaps it begins with watching their favorite TV show, then brushing their teeth, washing their face, and finally climbing back into bed to wind down with a book or magazine or the news. While there can be an infinite number of variations on a typical bedtime routine, there is one important aspect of hitting the sheets that shouldn’t be ignored; exfoliating. Many people mistakenly believe that by simply using a cleanser to wash their face, they’ve done enough to rid their skin of any makeup, dirt, or free radicals from their day. Although some cleansers can be excellent for removing makeup, simply washing your face leaves residual debris from throughout your day lingering on your “clean” complexion. These debris leads to clogged pores, uneven skin tone and other unsightly side effects. Continue reading “The Importance of Manual Exfoliation”
It is estimated that one in ten people is afflicted with Rosacea, and while it is not a dangerous condition, it can be uncomfortable and very frustrating. Rosacea is a lifelong condition that tends to ebb and flow over the course of a person’s life. Rosacea has gathered more attention in recent years as dermatologists begin to understand more completely what triggers rosacea and how it can change over a person’s lifetime. In fact, it has become known that celebrities and famous figures, like Princess Diana and Bill Clinton, have dealt with the skin condition. Continue reading “What Factors Cause Rosacea?”
Many people think that they have sensitive skin, but the truth is that all skin is sensitive in varying degrees. Skin on the face, throat, and hands can be particularly sensitive because skin in these areas is relatively thin and regularly exposed to UV rays (even with stringent sunscreen application, exposure to the sun is still more damaging than having the skin regularly covered). The good news is that handling sensitive skin well can prevent damage, wrinkles, breakouts, rashes, and sensitivity from products or exposure to the elements. Continue reading “Tips for Handling Your Sensitive Skin”
An exfoliant, or polish as we call it, should instantly make your skin feel silky and smooth. In order to find the right exfoliant for you, you need to understand what types of anti-aging face exfoliants exist and what they should be doing to make you look brighter and younger. Continue reading “What is the Best Anti-Aging Face Exfoliant?”