Dr. Harold Lancer, L.A.’s “dermatologists to the stars” has a bit of advice for those of those us who want the best #wokeuplikethis selfies.
Lancer, who previously only offered his products to private clients, decided to share his knowledge with the general public, at Oprah’s request (naturally). He breaks down his patented Three Step Method in his new book, Younger: The Breakthrough Anti-Aging Method for Radiant Skin.
In a recent interview with The Cut, the good Doctor shared a few skincare tips, and even debunked a few common myths.
The book explains the necessity of reducing stress, of a decent sleep profile. If you don’t reduce stress or get a decent amount of rest and sleep, beauty and health are virtually impossible to attain.
Change Your Diet.
The diet recommended is 40 percent protein, 40 percent fats like olive oil and grapeseed oil, and 20 percent carbohydrates.
The outer layer of skin in both men and women is called the epidermal stratum corneum. You need to exfoliate that before it can even tolerate proper cleansing. If you have a tough stain on your kitchen counter, you need to scrub first before you can clean, it’s the same thing. Daily damage, age damage, and sun damage need to be exfoliated before [the face is] cleansed.
Don’t Be a Product Junkie
The biggest barrier whether it’s men or women, is confusion. I think it’s the media and advertising. There’s an immense potpourri of products. If I were an ordinary consumer, I would be like, “Whatever is in the shower soap dish is good enough.”
While some of Dr. Lancer’s advice seems easier said than done, overall it seems like minor and major lifestyles changes are definitely necessary for good skin.