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.

We’ve Been Nominated by QVC!

Exciting news here at Lancer Skincare: We are nominated for 7 Customer Choice Beauty Awards at QVC! We are thrilled to see out of those 7 products The Method is featured in best beauty products by QVC. We are so honored to be a part of these beauty nominations and knowing how much Lancer Skincare is loved and recognized as an award-winning skincare line. Do you have a favorite you want to see win? Click here to vote for your favorite Lancer Skincare products & tune in for the live award show on 10/7 to see who takes home the awards!

Check out some of the stand out nominees below:

Best Exfoliator – Lancer The Method: Polish

Best Skincare Cleanser – Lancer The Method: Cleanse

Best Face Moisturizer – Lancer The Method: Nourish

Best Peel – Lancer Caviar Lime Acid Peel

Best Neck Treatment – Lancer Contour Decollete Firming Neck & Chest Treatment

Best Vitamin C Treatment – Lancer Instant Brightening Vitamin C Booster

Don’t forget to vote for your favorite Lancer Skincare products here and help us win the nominations! Vote early!

Say Hello to Marie Claire’s Fave At-Home Chemical Peel – Caviar Lime Acid Peel

We’re glowing a little brighter this week at Lancer Skincare because Marie Claire has just awarded our Caviar Lime Acid PeelMarie Claire US Skin Award-one of its favorites for treating mature skin! Whether you’re getting ready for an event, need a spa like facial at home, or your skin just needs an SOS, our Lancer Caviar Lime Acid Peel is the must have at-home chemical face peel for restoring that healthy glow and rejuvenating the skin! It is an absolute workhorse with high active ingredients that target a multitude of skin concerns at any age, but especially mature skin concerns. Dry skin, texture, fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, breakouts, and more. You name it, Caviar can help!

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This award-winning, at-home face peel features Caviar Lime Extract, Retinol, 10% Phytic Acid, 10% Glycolic Acid, Pineapple and Papaya enzymes….and that’s just to name a few of the key ingredients that target mature skin concerns without the stressing telltale signs that some chemical exfoliants can leave behind. The result is a brighter complexion along with soft, smooth and supple skin.

To use this at-home chemical peel, first start by cleansing the skin with Dr. Lancer’s The Method: Cleanse. (Pro Tip: you’ll want to skip your polish step on this day since your Caviar Peel application will be the exfoliant in your skincare routine.) By thoroughly removing any makeup, dirt and debris first from the skin you ensure that it is ready to be treated and that there are no barriers such as makeup that inhibit the peel from penetrating the skin deeper, faster and evenly. Next, apply a generous amount to dry skin avoiding the eye area, lips and broken skin.

Caviar Acid Lime Peel

Leave on for 10-15 minutes. You may experience a slight tingle as the product starts to work but it should subside quickly! Remember this is an active chemical peel with potent ingredients to reduce fine lines, smooth texture, or help fade dark spots so a tingling feeling lets you know it is working. Follow up by rinsing thoroughly and patting the skin dry. Use can use 1 to 2 times weekly as tolerated. Caviar Lime Acid Peel is suitable for anyone showing signs of mature skin and aging and can even be used for those in their teens who are experiencing breakouts and post acne marks. Caviar Lime Acid peel is a great at-home peel for every skin type.

You might love some of our other favorites that we recommend pairing with Caviar Lime Acid Peel for the ultimate at-home skincare treatment. We recommend trying our Lift and Plump Sheet Masks which hydrates and calms the skin, our Triple Peptide Drops which is a concentrated age-fighting elixir that contains firming peptides and strengthens the skin barrier, and finally our Eye Contour Lifting Cream that treats fine lines, wrinkles, puffiness and dark circles.

Whatever your skin concerns, Lancer Skincare is the leading industry expert when it comes to ensuring your skin is at its brightest and healthiest! Thank you to Marie Claire for our latest award for Caviar Lime Acid Peel: a US Skin Award and a favorite for treating mature skin. You can shop Caviar Lime Acid Peel and our other skincare must-haves for the best skin yet. Shop now! 

How to Soothe Irritated Skin Around My Eyes

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The skin around our eyes is very sensitive, and it’s very vulnerable to becoming itchy, red, and irritated — sometimes without cause, seemingly. If you are struggling with swelling, itchiness, and inflammation, here are eight things that you can do to soothe irritated skin around your eyes:

Wash the eye area.

To start, remove any contacts you are wearing and gently remove any sunscreen or cosmetic products using a makeup remover. Be careful not to rub or tug on the skin around the eye area too hard since it is already delicate and irritated. Follow it up with a gentle milk or cream cleanser to remove any last traces of potential irritants. Keep your eyes closed during this whole process so you do not get product in your eyes!

Apply a soothing eye serum.

Once your skin is clean, you want to apply skincare products for red irritated skin, ideally an eye cream that has specifically been formulated for the delicate eye area. Take a tiny amount of product and gently rub or pat it around your eyes using your fingertips, being careful not to get it into the eye itself. Ensure that all product is absorbed before moving on with the rest of your skincare routine.

Avoid potential irritants.

When you are experiencing irritated skin around your eyes, it’s important to avoid things that could potentially make it worse. This means avoiding the use of eye makeup, including eye liner, eye shadow, and mascara. If you wear contacts, consider switching to glasses for at least a few days to see if that helps your symptoms. And if you wear a chemical sunscreen, then you might want to switch to a mineral one. Chemical UV filters are more pleasant to wear, but they are known to irritate the eye area in some people.

Protect against sun exposure.

Speaking of sunscreen, you need to be extra vigilant about protecting irritated skin against sun exposure. Wear a quality anti aging sunscreen with protection of at least SPF 30 and, ideally, higher. Reapply it every two hours, especially when you are outside, in the water, and/or sweating. Seek shade when possible and wear a wide-brimmed sun hat to protect your face even more. You should also wear large polarized sunglasses to protect your eyes and reduce the strain caused by the glare.

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Try cold or warm compresses.

Laying washcloths soaked in hot or cold water over your irritated eyes may be helpful for soothing them. Cold compresses are effective for swelling, which is why they’re also one of our favorite treatments for how to get rid of puffy eyes fast. Meanwhile, warm compresses are soothing for achy, tired eyes that are dried out or crusty. Some people also like to alternate between the two so they get the benefits of both hot and cold therapy.

Use a humidifier for dry skin.

If you live in a dry climate, the lack of humidity in the air might be contributing to the irritation around your eyes. Humidifiers are helpful for treating this because they put moisture back into the air, soothing your skin without even touching it. Try getting a small humidifier for your bedroom and running it while you sleep to see if that soothes your skin.

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Treat underlying causes.

There are many potential underlying causes of irritated skin around your eyes, including allergies, eczema, and dermatitis. In these cases, it is important to treat the underlying causes; otherwise, symptoms such as irritated skin will continue to occur. If removing potential irritants from your cosmetic routine hasn’t alleviated the irritation, start exploring other possible causes that might be the true culprit behind your irritated eyes.

See a doctor if necessary.

If you suspect that the irritated skin around your eyes is due to an underlying medical issue, then you might need to see a doctor ro resolve it, such as as your primary care physician, a dermatologist, or an optician. If you’re not sure exactly what the issue is, schedule an appointment with your primary care physician, and they can refer you to the appropriate doctor.

Looking for products that are targeted toward irritated skin around the eyes? At Lancer Skincare, we offer several different soothing serums and eye creams that are designed to help calm down irritated skin. All of our products come with a 30-day money-back guarantee so that you can shop with confidence, and all of our products ship for free in the U.S. as well. Order your eye creams from Lancer Skincare today!

Tips on How to Hydrate Your Skin

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Tired of dry, dull skin that’s covered in flaky patches? Want to achieve a smooth, glowing complexion? Proper hydration is key to plum, youthful-looking skin. In this guide, we’ll cover nine essential tips on how to hydrate your skin no matter the season.

Choose a gentle cleanser.

Cleansing can be one of the most stripping parts of your 3-step skincare routine. If you’ve been using a gel or foaming cleanser, that could be contributing to your dry skin. Instead, switch to a gentle cream or milk cleanser that will remove residue without stripping your skin. If you wear cosmetics, be sure to use a gentle makeup remover as well, such as cleansing balm.

Use a hydrating serum.

Hydrating serums have a thicker texture than toners, making them more moisturizing. Look for a serum that contains hydrating ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, glycerin, ceramides, and peptides. For a selection of Lancer Skincare’s hydrating serums, check out our page of skincare products for dry sensitive skin.

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Apply a moisturizer frequently.

Even if you have oily skin, you should still be applying a moisturizer every time you wash or rinse your face — and you should definitely be using an anti-aging moisturizer if you struggle with dry skin. Moisturizers strengthen your skin barrier and help to prevent moisture loss by forming a protective layer on your skin. Look for ingredients such as urea, panthenol, and petrolatum that will help to keep your skin moisturized.

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Wear sunscreen every day.

Sun exposure will dry out your skin and accelerate the signs of visible aging. To help prevent this, wear quality sunscreen every day with a protection of at least SPF 30. When going outside, protect your face with a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses. Seek out shade and try to avoid being in direct sunlight, especially when the sun is brightest between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. every day.

Consider using a facial oil.

If you have very dry skin, then you might want to consider using a facial oil at night. The facial oil can be applied directly on top of your moisturizer to form an occlusive barrier. You can also mix a couple of drops into your moisturizer before applying it if you prefer not to apply a layer of oil over your face. It’s best to do this at night only since a facial oil might cause your sunscreen to break down.

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Get a humidifier.

If you live in a dry climate, the lack of humidity in the air can cause the environment to pull moisture out of your skin. You might benefit from getting a humidifier for your bedroom and running it at night to put some moisture back in the air. If you live somewhere very dry, you might also need to get one for your office that you can run during the daytime too. For more reasons that might explain “Why is my skin so dry even when I moisturize?” check out our blog post on this very subject.

Drink enough water.

If your skin is dry, you need to make sure that you’re hydrating it from the inside out as well as the outside in. To that end, you might want to consider tracking how much water you’re drinking each day. If you don’t like the taste of plain water, try drinking herbal tea or infusing it with fruits and vegetables to give it flavor. Watch out for caffeine and alcohol, which can have a dehydrating effect on your body.

Take short, lukewarm showers.

We love a long, hot shower as much as the next person, but unfortunately that is very dehydrating for your skin. Instead, turn the water to a lukewarm temperature and try to keep your showers as short as possible. Also try to avoid soaking in baths for long periods of time, which will dry out your skin further.

At Lancer Skincare, we offer a wide range of products to help keep skin hydrated, including gentle cleansers, moisturizers, serums, and sunscreens. All of our products come with a 30-day money-back guarantee and all orders ship for free within the U.S., no order minimum needed.

Lancer Skincare Official Skincare Sponsor for Barry’s

Lancer Skincare is the official sponsor of the Barry’s Brand Ambassador Campaign! From April 11th to May 15th, Lancer is sponsoring select Barry’s classes each week. When you attend one of these classes, you’ll receive a free gift from Lancer Skincare to kickstart your perfect skincare routine & get your best workout yet with Barry’s.

Why Barry’s?

Lancer is the skincare partner for Barry’s from April 11th to May 15th. We chose to partner with Barry’s because it is the original high-energy cardio and strength interval training workout and has been named “The Best Workout in the World.” Skincare and physical wellness go hand in hand. Exercising regularly improves the health of skin, making it younger-looking and more resilient. For these reasons, this partnership makes perfect sense! Barry’s isn’t a fitness trend; it’s science, and it works. Just like Barry’s, Lancer isn’t a skincare trend; it’s science, and it works.

How does fitness help with anti-aging?

Fitness and physical health is essential to Dr. Lancer’s methodology to maintain youthful looking skin.

“Exercise is a must if you want to be radiant. Physical activity increases circulation and delivers more nutrients and oxygen to skin, which greatly improves skin health.” -Dr. Lancer

You can read more about Dr. Lancer’s insights on the benefits & positive impacts of exercise on skin by reading his book Younger: The Breakthrough Anti-Aging Method For Radiant Skin. He dives into the best lifestyle practices to ensure body and skin receive the best treatment from the inside out.

Your Pre- and Post-workout Routine

It’s always important to remember to not only prep and thoroughly clean your skin beforehand, but also help it recover after. When you start exercising and you start breaking a sweat,  the last thing you want is leftover makeup clogging your pores! PSA: Our Makeup Removing Wipes are so easy to throw in your bag.

After your workout, you always want to make sure you cleanse all the sweat, excess oil, and dirt from your skin. Packing a bag of travel-sized skincare items is key! That way, you don’t have to compromise your at-home treatments when you’re on-the-go.

Learn More about Lancer Skincare being the Official Skincare Sponsor for Barry’s here!

Never Been to Barry’s?

Use code LANCER to access an exclusive 2 for 1 class pack to get started. Click here to learn more!

Celeb Derm Dr. Lancer on Prepping Skin for the Red Carpet

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The countdown to the Oscars has started! If you’re anything like us here at Lancer Skincare, you are excited to see not only Oscar-nominated films win big but also what celebrities are wearing on the red carpet and learn about how they prepared for the red carpet.

You may not have to battle a sea of paparazzo this Oscars weekend, but you can still get red carpet ready at home, just like your favorite celebs. Dr. Lancer’s star-studded clientele work with him months ahead of time to achieve the best results for their skin: from head to toe! And you can mimic these results at home.

Dr. Lancer keeps Practice to Product top of mind when he creates his skincare products and that rings true for our new Red Carpet Prep Set. If you have a major special event coming up, you can use these same skincare strategies for celebrity-level glowing, vibrant skin. With Dr. Lancer’s award-winning skincare, you can be ready for all of life’s greatest moments.

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One of the most important things to remember is that achieving a radiant complexion is an ongoing process, combining daily maintenance and healthy habits with Lancer Skincare products to help augment the positive effects on your epidermis. Most often, Dr. Lancer’s celebrity clientele wants plump, hydrated, glowing and wrinkle-free skin that looks flawless underneath makeup. You can follow this same template at home with our Red Carpet Prep Set set so your complexion will be at its glorious peak in time for your big event. Shop now!

18 Skincare Gift Ideas for Any Occasion

18 Skincare Gift Ideas for Any Occasion

Everybody needs skincare in their lives, which is why skincare products and tools are the perfect gift idea. Whether you are shopping for a birthday gift for a beauty aficionado or a Christmas gift for a skincare newbie, there’s a product out there for them. We’ve rounded up the ultimate list of the best skincare gift ideas for any occasion — from glycolic acid peels to gua sha stones:

Facial Cleansers

Facial cleansers are the foundation of any skincare routine, which is why they’re a great choice for a present. Many people struggle with dry, dehydrated skin during the winter, making a calming milk or cream cleanser an excellent option. However, some people with very oily skin still prefer a gel or foaming cleanser for shine control, even in the colder months. Since you’re planning to give this as a gift, seek out a facial cleanser with elevated formulations and beneficial ingredients, such as those offered by Lancer Skincare.

Face Peels and Exfoliators

Face exfoliators and their stronger cousin, facial peels, aren’t usually a daily step for most people, but they are an important part of a weekly skincare routine. Even though lots of people cut back on exfoliating during the winter, lest it dries out their skin too much, regularly exfoliating with a quality product is still necessary for dissolving dry flakes and smoothing out skin texture. Peels and exfoliators should always be followed up with a moisturizer, which gives you an easy pairing to complement this gift.

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Moisturizers and Lotions

Even if your recipient has very oily skin, having an anti-aging moisturizer or lotion in their skincare routine is an absolute must during the wintertime. Thankfully, you can choose from formulations across a spectrum — from very lightweight gel cream that melts into the skin to heavy night creams that are designed to repair the skin barrier. Look for ceramides, peptides, hyaluronic acid, and other beneficial ingredients to hydrate and moisturize the skin.

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Facial Oils

Facial oils like our Omega Hydrating Oil, are by no means a required step in any skincare routine, but they can be a luxurious addition to the wintertime months, especially for people with dry skin. Facial oils help to form an occlusive barrier on your skin, preventing water loss and locking in your other facial products to make them even more effective. Many people also find the texture of facial oils much more pleasant to use than other alternatives such as petroleum jelly — plus, the oils instantly give the skin a glow. Your recipients can either mix the facial oil into their moisturizer or apply it alone as the last layer of their skincare routine.

Daily Sunscreen

Wearing sunscreen every day (yes, even during the winter!) is the single best thing that you can do to fend off visible signs of aging — and who doesn’t want to give the gift of anti-aging? If your gift recipients haven’t yet joined the daily sunscreen train, consider presenting them with a highly wearable, non-greasy sunscreen such as those offered by Lancer Skincare. If they have darker skin, choose either a chemical sunscreen or a mineral sunscreen with a tint to avoid accidentally giving them a white cast, which will definitely not encourage them to keep wearing sunscreen.

Eye Care Products

While you can use most facial products on your eyes, it’s nice to have dedicated eye care products to make sure that the delicate skin around your eyes is getting the care that it needs. We especially enjoy using a luxurious eye cream in winter to ensure that our eyes stay hydrated and to protect against fine lines. If your recipients tend to wear a lot of makeup, also consider gifting them a dedicated eye makeup remover to make it much easier to wash their faces after a long day at work.

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Lip Balms and Masks

The skin on your lips is pretty sensitive, and it’s also exposed to lots of irritants in the form of food, drinks, and cold weather. That’s one of the reasons your lips tend to be one of the first parts of your body to dry out and get chapped during cold and dry weather — and why lip balms and masks are one of the best skincare gift ideas. Lip balms are more for everyday use, while lip masks are designed for sleeping and feature a thicker texture and more nourishing ingredients to protect against water loss for a longer period of time.

Skincare Kits

Not sure what kinds of products your friend is missing from their skincare shelf? Skincare kits featuring mini-size products are a great solution that allows them to sample many different products without committing them to full-size bottles. Mini 3-step skincare kits are also incredibly convenient for travel since most of them are designed to pass TSA carry-on standards and take up very little room in a suitcase as a result. 

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Hand Cream

Your hands are prone to drying out and cracking when it’s cold, and you may also experience dry hands if you wash your hands frequently. No matter the time of year, it’s imperative to apply hand lotion every time you wash your hands and especially before you go to sleep at night. That’s also why hand cream is one of our go-to skincare gifts. Even if they already own some, they could always use another tube to keep in their purse, car console, or nightstand. Also, consider giving them a pair of gloves (if they don’t already own one) to protect their skin from the elements when they have to go out in inclement weather.

Reusable Eye Masks

Eye masks are the perfect addition to an extra-long Sunday evening skincare routine, and they can also reduce puffiness and eye bags first thing in the morning as well. We’re especially big fans of reusable eye masks, which can be used many times instead of having to be thrown out after one use. These eye masks are usually made of cooling gel and can be popped into the fridge or even the freezer for instant de-puffing benefits that will make your recipient look more awake in minutes.

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Face Rollers

Face rollers and globes are a skincare trend that’s here to stay, which is why they frequently top lists of the top skincare gift ideas. These skincare devices come in many designs—from jade face rollers to skin globes that can be chilled in the fridge before use. For a slight twist, consider a gua sha, which comes in various curved shapes that are especially suited to the face. Not only are these tools cooling and soothing, but many people claim that they help skincare products absorb better and also promote lymphatic drainage.

LED Face Wand or Mask

Many dermatologist offices now offer LED (light emitting diode) treatments to help treat acne, fine wrinkles, and more. While at-home LED tools don’t offer the same potency, they can result in benefits with consistent use over time. LED skincare tools come in wand and mask models, depending on your recipient’s needs. Wands are more portable and more affordable, but they take longer to treat the whole face, making them better for targeted treatments. LED face masks are more expensive and take up more space, but they require less time to treat your entire face and neck.

Microdermabrasion Tools

Microdermabrasion involves sanding off the top, uneven layer of skin to reveal smoother, newer-looking skin underneath. While in-office treatments are the most effective, you can also see results with at-home microdermabrasion tools like the one offered by Lancer Skincare. These tools allow you to do light microdermabrasion in the comfort of your own home whenever it is convenient for you, making it easy to stick to a consistent schedule that will help you see results eventually. The at-home treatment requires little to no downtime (unlike office treatment), and many people see visible results immediately.

Skincare Fridge

A skincare fridge is truly a gift for the person who owns everything. While a skincare fridge is by no means necessary for an effective skincare routine, it does keep your products and tools at a pleasantly cool temperature. A dedicated skincare mini fridge is way more hygienic than putting your skincare in your regular fridge with all the food. Look for a small, energy-efficient model that won’t take up too much counter space. For bonus points, choose a design and color that will complement their existing bathroom decor for a harmonious addition.

Silk Pillowcase

If your friend struggles with pillow scars in the morning that won’t go away for hours, consider gifting them some real silk pillowcases. The smooth finish of silk is easy on the skin and won’t cause creases, so your recipients will wake up looking fresh even if they’re side sleepers. As an added bonus, silk pillowcases are also great for preserving hairstyles because they don’t catch and snag the hair the way that more textured fabrics do, making this a two-in-one gift perfect for friends who are obsessed with all things beauty.

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Facial Steamer or Humidifier

A steam facial is an easy way to open up your pores and help yourself relax. While the old “pour boiling water in a shallow bowl” trick always works, you can elevate your friend’s steam facial routine by giving them an at-home facial steamer that makes the whole process as easy as pushing a button. Consider a humidifier that puts moisture back into the air for a slightly more versatile gift. This is a must for dry climates and can be a real savior for seriously cracked skin that isn’t responding to topical products alone.

Looking for high-quality skincare products to give to your friends, family, and other loved ones? At Lancer Skincare, we offer premium products featuring tried-and-tried ingredients and effective formulations developed by celebrity dermatologist Dr. Harold Lancer. All of our orders come with free, fast shipping within the United States so that you can rest assured you will get your gifts on time!

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The Ultimate Guide to a Morning Skincare Routine

The Ultimate Guide to a Morning Skincare Routine

Having a morning skincare routine won’t just get your day started on a great note — it’s one of the foundational blocks of great skincare habits. If you’d rather hit snooze several times than navigate a complicated skin routine, rest assured that your morning skincare routine doesn’t need to be time-consuming or overly complex. In this ultimate guide, we will break down everything that you need to know about putting together the perfect morning skincare routine for your unique skin — from choosing a long-lasting sunscreen to deciding whether or not eye care products are important.

Get to know your skin type.

While every person’s skin is unique, most people fall into one of five major skin type categories: dry, oily, combination, sensitive and normal. Understanding these skin types and which one(s) you fit best is key for putting together a skincare routine that works for your face, both in the morning and at night. For example, using products meant for oily skin on a dry face will only lead to irritation and redness, while using products meant for dry skin on an oily face can clog your pores and cause extra shine. If you’re not sure what your skin type is, do a basic skin type test at home to help you start narrowing down your options and put together the perfect morning skincare routine.

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Understand the basic skincare steps.

Do you ever feel overwhelmed by elaborate 11-step skincare routines that you see on TikTok and YouTube? Don’t be put off by the idea that your morning skincare needs to be a complicated hour-long ritual because it doesn’t. In a nutshell, every skincare routine really only needs to consist of three steps: cleansing, treatment and moisturizing (plus sunscreen in the morning). That’s why we have made 3-step skincare sets the foundation of our Lancer Skincare. Obviously, there are additional products that you can add in beyond these steps that will be beneficial — but even if you only stick with the three basic steps, you will still see results from your morning skincare routine if you are consistent.

Know that you don’t have to use a cleanser.

Double cleansing in the evening with a makeup remover and then a facial cleanser is non-negotiable. You need to remove sunscreen, makeup, dirt, pollution and other debris that can gunk up your pores before you hit the sack. However, in the morning, it’s really up to your discretion whether or not you want to cleanse your face using a wash or not. Some people with sensitive or extra dry skin like to stick with a gentle micellar water to avoid stripping their face, while people with oily skin often find using a morning face wash to be beneficial for skin management. We do recommend rinsing your face at the very least to remove the products you put on during your nighttime routine. This will ensure that you are applying your morning skincare products to a bare face, allowing them to penetrate the skin more effectively and get you results quicker.

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Apply leave-on products from thinnest to thickest.

If you’re the kind of person who enjoys putting on a dozen different products in the morning, it can be difficult to determine what order they should be applied. A great rule of thumb to follow for any skincare routine is that leave-on products should be applied in order from thinnest to thickest. If you use a more watery toner or essence, apply that first and then follow it up with serums, a moisturizer and, finally, sunscreen. Applying a super thick lotion before a serum will stop the serum from getting to the skin as much as it should, so by following this guideline, you’ll be maximizing your chances that your products will work effectively.

Prioritize antioxidants for your treatment

Prioritize antioxidants for your treatment.

When it comes to choosing a serum for your morning treatment, we recommend prioritizing antioxidants, specifically vitamin C. Vitamin C helps to protect your skin from free radical damage caused by sun and pollution exposure during the day. Ascorbic acid is the most potent form of vitamin C and is the most well-studied form as well, but it can be sensitizing for some people due to its potency. It’s also unstable and breaks down quickly, so it needs to be formulated well and stowed properly, away from sunlight. If you have easily irritated skin and/or tend to leave open skincare bottles out on your counter, look for a gentle and more stable vitamin C derivative. it won’t be as powerful, but you’ll still get some benefits without the drawbacks.

Top it off with a lightweight moisturizer.

Wearing a moisturizer day and night is key for preventing water loss from the skin and maintaining a plump, youthful appearance.  Many people prefer to use a lighter-weight product in the morning so that it absorbs easily while still preventing water loss from the skin. If you have oily skin, try to find a gel moisturizer for use in the morning. If you want something a little heavier than a gel moisturizer (but don’t want to jump up to heavy cream), then go for a midnight lotion instead. So if you’ve been skipping moisturizer in the morning because it makes your face sticky during the day, then you’ve been using the wrong moisturizer! 

Consider adding in an eye cream

Consider adding in an eye cream.

Like the toner, an eye cream is a bonus product that isn’t strictly necessary for your morning skincare routine but can still make a big impact nonetheless. Eye creams can be especially beneficial if you suffer from puffy eyes and/or under-eye bags right when you first wake up. Eye creams moisturize the skin, helping to smooth out fine lines, plumping up the skin and giving you a great base over which to apply your eye makeup. If you are looking to take your morning routine to the next level, definitely look at adding some eye care products to take care of the delicate skin of your eye area.

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Finish up with sunscreen — always.

Sunscreen should always be the last step of your morning skincare routine. Even if it’s cloudy outside, or even if you plan to stay indoors all day, you will still be exposed to UV rays that will accelerate the visible aging process. Protecting yourself from cumulating UV damage every single day will help to delay the aging process and keep you looking youthful for many years to come. Choose a long-lasting sunscreen with at least SPF 30 (though higher protection is never a bad thing). Either mineral or chemical sunscreens are great options. Select the one that you will be motivated to wear every day. Reapply every two hours when you are outside, sweating and/or getting in the water.

Avoid certain ingredients in the daytime.

Certain ingredients can make your skin more sensitive to the sun, especially when used as a leave-on treatment, which is why it’s better to use them at night than in the morning. Retinoids as well as chemical exfoliators (both AHAs and BHAs) are the two most popular categories of ingredients that make your skin sensitive to the sun. They are usually okay in a morning wash-off treatment, such as a cleanser, since they’re only on your face for a few seconds in that case. However, we recommend waiting to use leave-on treatments with these ingredients until the evening when you don’t have to worry about sun exposure.

Give the products time to absorb

Give the products time to absorb.

If your morning skincare products are pilling or otherwise causing issues, you might not be giving them enough time to absorb before slathering another layer on your face. We recommend waiting at least 60 seconds between each step before applying the next products. You might also want to wait longer before and after applying your sunscreen for better results. If you wear makeup, we suggest waiting at least five full minutes after applying the sunscreen to ensure that it will be fully set before you apply your primer and/or foundation. This will stop your makeup from sliding around and help to keep your face in place.

Make sure your products play well with your makeup.

Speaking of makeup, using the wrong skincare products with the wrong makeup products can quickly turn a perfect beat into a melting mess. Taking a close look at the ingredient labels will reveal whether or not your products are compatible. Silicone-based skincare products should be worn beneath silicone-based makeup, and water-based skincare products should be worn beneath water-based makeup. If you try to wear silicone makeup with water-based skincare (or vice versa), they will repel each other and quickly ruin your makeup, through no fault of your own. They just aren’t chemically compatible.

Don’t forget about your body!

The face gets a lot of attention when it comes to creating a morning skincare routine, and with good reason. However, it can be nice to include the body in your morning skincare routine, whether that’s putting on hand cream to combat cracked cuticles, applying some glycolic acid body lotion to rough elbows or spritzing yourself with some perfume. If you are still working to establish your morning skincare routine for your face, then these add-ons can be fun bonuses for lazy weekend mornings when you have more time and aren’t rushing to work.

At Lancer Skincare, we sell research-backed skincare products featuring tried-and-true ingredients that will get you results. From three-step skincare sets to long-lasting sunscreen to eye products, we offer everything that you need to put together a gentle yet effective skincare routine for both morning and night. Try our products and get free shipping on your U.S. order, plus a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee so that you can buy with confidence.

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Celebrate Self Love & Self Care This Valentine’s Day

This month, we’re celebrating love–specifically, self love & self care. While beauty and skincare can seem superficial, loving ourselves in the skin we’re in is not. To celebrate love and self care, we put together our top gifts you can give to anyone you love in your life, including yourself!

Advanced Treatments 5-Piece Kit

First up, this no-brainer set that is the perfect introduction into Lancer Skincare’s award-winning Advanced Treatments. It’s curated to be compatible for any skin type and focuses on brightening and hydrating benefits, boosting the skin’s radiance, exfoliating imperfections, and improving uneven skin tone. The Advanced Treatments 5-Piece Kit includes mini sizes of The Method: Polish, Caviar Lime Acid Peel, Instant Brightening Booster, Eye Contour Lifting Cream, and Triple Peptide Drops.

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The Method: Body Set

Skincare shouldn’t stop at your face. Our skin is the body’s largest organ, and it should be cared for! The Method: Body Set adapts Dr. Lancer’s anti-aging 3-step skincare regimen into a complete solution for below the neck. Featuring a Body Polish, Body Cleanse, and Body Nourish, this set will transform your shower into an at-home spa, with firmer, smoother, and brighter skin.

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Ultra Hydrating Serum with Hyaluronic Complex-7

Soothe dry, chapped winter skin with Lancer Skincare’s newest innovation, Ultra Hydrating Serum. This lightweight (but truly hydrating) emulsion combines oils, to nourish and protect the top layers of the skin, lock in natural moisture, and prevent water evaporation, with water actives to nourish and rejuvenate the skin from below surface layers. With its powerful blend of hydration ingredients, including 7 molecular weight Hyaluronic Acid and ceramides to help the skin appear more plump, supple, and less prone to irritation.

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Caviar Lime Acid Peel with 10% Glycolic Acid + 10% Phytic Acid + Retinol

Harper’s Bazaar Editor’s Choice pick, Caviar Lime Acid Peel, is definitely a Lancer Skincare favorite and must-have. Formulated with Caviar Lime–an Australian fruit naturally right in vitamins, minerals, and AHAs–this at-home treatment is a solution for dull, stressed skin. After incorporating this into your routine, you’ll find smoother, softer, and more radiant skin.

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Gentle Exfoliating Peel Pads with 7% Lactic Acid + Bakuchiol

While everyone loves a chemical peel, a gentler, more manageable at-home treatment is essential to maintain smooth and fresh complexion. This gentle acid peel pad resurfaces and brightens the skin in a single step! Made of biodegradable bamboo, these peel pads contain 7% lactic acid to clear hyperpigmentation, bakuchiol (a retinol alternative) to target fine lines and wrinkles, papaya fruit extract to promote cell turnover, and oatmeal to boost the skin’s moisture barrier and help calm and soothe the skin. Just use 3-4x per week!

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