How to Layer Your Skincare
Dr. Harold Lancer has helped many clients by sharing some of his coveted tips on how to most effectively layer skincare product. Layering skincare products properly allows each product to deliver maximum benefits to the skin. If you find you have been using a skincare product and are not seeing the results you were expecting, chances are you may have applied your products in the wrong order. Once you determine which products are best for your skin, layering your products correctly—from thinnest to thickest—will provide the ideal results. Lancer Skincare offers a variety of options for customizing your skincare routine.
One of the biggest misconceptions in skincare is that cleansing comes first. After studying skin’s regenerative cycle, Dr. Lancer created The Lancer Method, the 3-step system consisting of polishing (exfoliating), cleansing, and nourishing (moisturizing) the skin to achieve a deep clean while helping your skin look glowing and healthy. By “polishing” your skin before you cleanse, you remove dead skin cells and other surface debris, allowing the Cleanse and Nourish products to perform better.
After polishing skin and following with The Method: Cleanse to ensure a clean, prepped surface to begin treatment and hydration application, Dr. Lancer recommends applying the thinnest product first, which will generally be an anti-aging serum or lightweight gel. Allow this to fully absorb into the skin before applying heavier products like creams and moisturizers. However, if you’re using topical acne treatments, apply them to clean, dry skin before anything else for maximum benefit.
Treatment creams like Advanced C Radiance Treatment and Eye Contour Lifting Cream should be applied next to receive the full benefits, followed by your moisturizer. Moisturizers, such as The Method: Nourish, boost hydration with nurturing oils to improve your skin’s appearance.
The final layer in your skincare routine is sun protection. These necessary skincare products, such as Sheer Fluid Sun Shield SPF 30, are an essential step in assuring your skin has the best protection from damaging UV rays. After you’ve applied sun protection, your face is ready for the day or, if you choose, for makeup application. A proper skincare routine provides the perfect canvas for smooth, beautiful makeup.
Your Evening Skincare Regimen
A consistent nightly skincare routine supports your skin’s recovery, helping it appear younger and healthier. To receive the greatest benefits from your products, Dr. Lancer suggests the same layering of your nighttime skincare, from thinnest to thickest. While sunscreen isn’t necessary at night, you may want a night moisturizer with more hydration or an alternate nighttime treatment.
First, remove your makeup by gently wiping your face with Makeup Removing Wipes. Next, exfoliate your skin using any The Method: Polish (if you already polished in the morning, proceed to the cleanse step). Follow your Polish with The Method: Cleanse and pat your face dry with a clean towel, applying any acne treatments first, followed by liquids or serums. Nighttime is an optimal time to use a serum with active ingredients like Fade Serum Intense, or for drier skin a more hydrating product such as Intensive Night Treatment to give skin an extra boost of long-lasting moisture and anti-aging nutrients. Whatever your choice, finish off with The Method: Nourish.
When you layer your skincare products in the proper order, you’ll notice the difference in your skin’s texture and tone as it absorbs the anti-aging nutrients and antioxidants provided by your skincare. Everyone’s skin has different needs, so customize your Lancer Skincare products to make your unique skin look its best!
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