The Arch caught up the famed skincare guru himself to talk about the right at-home routine, frequently seen treatments, and how less is more. Read on for the full Q&A.
What’s should someone’s first line of defense be when talking about skincare?
The world of consumer beauty has changed dramatically in the last 10 years. The prior conception from the consumer was that if it was a beauty issue, it required surgery. Now, beauty concerns are dermatology concerns unless proven otherwise. The thought has gone from, ‘I need a plastic surgeon’ to, ‘I need an artistic dermatologist.’
The first-class approach starts with medical rehabilitation. You’re going to want to be diligent about some sort of program, with a morning and night component. This involves a foundation of polish, cleanse, and nourish – which is the signature of the Lancer Skincare line. Then, there’s the addition of advanced products: vitamin A (retinol), vitamin C, an alpha hydroxy acid (glycolic, lactic, salicylic, etc.), some sort of vitamin E, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and then a lightening product, whether kojic acid or some sort of licorice or asparagus root extract. This skincare routine should always be your Step 1. Then, in 4-6 weeks, you can reevaluate the patient and consider whether to do something semi-invasive.