How to Get Better Skin While You Sleep

Believe it or not, evenings are the best time to treat and restore the skin. Our skin cells regenerate in the evening and the skin absorbs nutrients from skincare products significantly better while we sleep. During the day, we come into contact with air pollution, sun damage, we sweat and we have makeup on, so applying products at night allows clean skin to focus on absorbing those beneficial ingredients without those every day interferences.

A Derm-Approved Evening Skincare Routine for Every Skin Type

While nightly skincare treatments may vary from person to person, Dr. Lancer gives his recommendations for anti-aging nighttime skincare routines that have been proven to be highly effective for every skin type. The Method 3-Step System of Polish, Cleanse and Nourish is the foundation of Lancer Skincare and is the key to jump start the skin’s transformation. The Method helps skin look younger as it exfoliates and cleans the skin, accelerates cell turnover and natural collagen regeneration and feeds skin essential nutrients while keeping it hydrated and smooth. Fine lines and wrinkles should also appear visibility reduced with consistent use and skin should appear firmer and lifted. Note – If you use Polish in the morning, you can skip it in your evening routine as once a day is recommended.

What Advanced Products Can Be Added to Make This Routine Even Better?

After getting accustomed to The Method, often times an active alpha hydroxy acid, vitamin c active or advanced retinol will be added to a skincare routine. “The usual skincare program will start with adding a vitamin c active product at night along with Nourish three times a week. You can slowly add an alpha hydroxy acid such as the Retexturizing Treatment approximately twice weekly, then after a few weeks see how the vitamin c active and the retexturizing alpha hydroxy acid interact in terms of improving complexion. After your skin gets acclimated to these products, you can slowly add in the 3rd active component – an advanced retinol.” – Dr. Lancer

With these products in mind, you can follow the schedule suggested below and see if it works for your skin.

Monday, Wednesday, Friday – Use Polish, Cleanse, Advanced C Radiance Treatment and Nourish in the morning. As skin gets used to Advanced C Radiance Treatment, you can use The Method with Advanced Retinol Treatment at night.

Tuesday & Thursday – Use Polish, Cleanse, Nourish in the morning. At Night, you can use Cleanse and add in the Retexturizing Treatment.

In addition to the skincare routine provided, it’s recommended that you add the Eye Contour Lifting Cream and Contour Décolleté into your skincare routine. Eye Contour Lifting Cream will reduce the appearance of puffiness, dark circles, wrinkles and fine lines, giving you a brighter, more youthful appearance around the eyes. The Contour Décolleté is always recommended for the treatment of the neck, reducing signs of aging while helping to create a smoother texture and lifted appearance. The face, neck and décolleté are one visual cosmetic complexion unit, so it’s important to treat the whole area as one so that everything is in sync.

Products Mentioned in this Article:

The Method: 3 Step Set


Advanced C Radiance Treatment
Advanced Retinol Treatment
Retexturizing Treatment


Contour Décolleté
Eye Contour Lifting Cream