When dealing with dry skin, we bet that you slather on lotion until your skin looks and feels moisturized. While of course this is the logical thing to do, have you looked at the ingredients in your moisturizer?
You’ve probably been told not to pick your pimples due to the bacteria spreading and potentially causing scarring; however, picking acne also increases inflammation, which plays a key role in how acne scars occur. Inflammatory acne is usually seen as swollen, reddish, and painful acne that tends to penetrate deep into the skin, and depending on your genetics, it may lead to scarring. Scars can be categorized in two different ways: depressed (think saucer-like pits in the skin) due to the skin losing its underlying support, or raised (thick, rubbery, and large scars that are usually seen around the chest, shoulders, and upper back). Continue reading “Acne Scars and What to Do About Them”
Acne Scars and What to Do About Them was last modified: July 7th, 2021 by Dr. Harold Lancer
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”
10 Ways to Age Your Skin Prematurely was last modified: March 30th, 2021 by Dr. Harold Lancer
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”
5 Surprising Things That Are Very Beneficial for Your Skin was last modified: March 30th, 2021 by Dr. Harold Lancer
Medical spas, commonly referred to as medi-spas in the skincare industry, is a medical clinic hybrid that also acts as a day spa. The day-spa aspect allows you to go in for a specific treatment like laser hair removal, microdermabrasion, and Botox, and walk right out the door. In a society that wants immediate results, people are inclined to go for the quick fixes or quick appointments without having to continue maintenance for the rest of their lives. Continue reading “What is a Medi-spa and is it Safe?”
What is a Medi-spa and is it Safe? was last modified: March 30th, 2021 by Dr. Harold Lancer
Exfoliating your skin has the immediate result of smoother, glowing skin, and the traditional advice you may have heard regarding exfoliating your skin is to only exfoliate once to twice a week. At Lancer Skincare, we want you to have glowing skin every day, which is why The Lancer Method’s first step is to exfoliate (or Polish) your skin. Continue reading “Why is Exfoliating so Important?”
Why is Exfoliating so Important? was last modified: July 7th, 2021 by Dr. Harold Lancer
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”
8 Things That Can Be Bad for Your Skin was last modified: March 30th, 2021 by Dr. Harold Lancer
You probably don’t pause and think about how important washing your face is, or how much your skin thanks you for it! When you wash your face, you’re literally washing the day away—this simple act is a chance to clear your pores from any free radicals they’ve been exposed to throughout the day, and your pores get a chance to breath and reproduce sebum, or the skin’s natural oil. When asked about the best way to wash your face, we always point back to The Lancer Method, which has three easy steps: Polish, Cleanse, and Nourish. Continue reading “What Is the Best Way to Wash Your Face?”
What Is the Best Way to Wash Your Face? was last modified: July 7th, 2021 by Dr. Harold Lancer
The skin’s incredible ability to heal itself is at the core of The Lancer Method. Rather than relying on invasive measures or miracle ingredients to keep skin looking young, we always recommend the natural route first. With young skin, cell renewal happens every 28 days. However, as aging occurs, the skin stops renewing itself at the same rate, resulting in dull, sallow skin, a lack of collagen and elastin, and eventually wrinkles and sagging. But here’s the good news: You can fight this slow-down with manual exfoliation and recreate the lit-from-within glow of youth – and all it takes is a little scrub. By using Polish, you physically stimulate the skin to speed up the cell renewal cycle. Exfoliating (or Polishing, as we call it around here) causes a controlled injury at the most surface layer of the skin, which signals the body to send growth factors, blood and new cells to the skin. This action creates the fresh, glowing look of youthful skin and staves off aging. So next time you look in the mirror and see a reflection that’s looking a little tarnished. Remember this: all it takes is a little Polish.
Interlocking chemistry is not just some heady term you hoped you’d never hear again after narrowly passing science class, it’s the secret behind The Lancer Method (Polish, Cleanse, Nourish). The Method was developed as an integrative three-part system, wherein each step, or product, makes the others more effective. Though this might sound like mad science, it’s based on the most basic principle of pH and our skin’s acid mantle. Skin is naturally slightly acidic, and it’s this acid mantle that protects from bacteria, infection etc. Many cleansers, especially those of lower quality, can leave the skin stripped of it’s natural acid barrier; thus leading to irritation, redness, acne breakouts and other problems. Our Polish is designed to sweep skin of dead cells and debris; The Method Cleanse is designed to not only clean off the lifted cells, dirt and other debris, but also to restore the skin’s pH to protect the natural acid barrier. The result is smooth skin that is prepared to receive the nurtrients and hydration in Nourish, with no “toner step” needed.