Dr Lancer is one of the world’s leading dermatologists, counting Victoria Beckham, Margot Robbie and Kim Kardashian (to name just a few!) as his clients.
Mrs Beckham even credited him with her flawless skin in a recent interview: “I’ve known him for years – he sorted my skin out. I used to have really problematic skin and he said to me, “you have to eat salmon every single day.”
He also transformed my skin – I visited him when I was out in LA last summer and he put me on his three-step method, which is MAGIC!
Now, Dr Lancer has launched his new Younger Revealing Mask in Harrods (review coming here soon…) and to celebrate the new skincare product I sat down with the man himself to bring you his top skincare tips, whether or not you should be getting Botox and his top celebrity moment…
What are your ultimate top skincare tips?
- The most important thing you can do is schedule a visit to me in LA each month! But seriously, every man and woman, whether they are 18 or 80 years old, needs to find a board certified dermatologist to monitor your skin health and advise you on your skincare regimen
- Monitor your general lifestyle, keeping an eye on what you eat, what you do and how you handle stress
- Keep the use of colour cosmetics to a minimum. The less makeup you wear, the better your skin will be.
- Wear SPF – and reapply it often. Even if SPF says ‘all-day protection’ on the bottle, it should be reapplied every two hours to be most effective. Also there is a myth that sunscreen can be fully protective. Sun avoidance is better than sunscreen.
I went to visit the dermatologist at his Rodeo-drive clinic
Are anti-wrinkle injections really a good preventative measure?
Yes and no. High quality skincare should always be your first approach – injectables are secondary treatments that are not so much used for preventative rather than reparative measures. The majority of practitioners will disagree as injectables are a major source of income, but I would always advise my patients to get their skin into the best possible condition using high quality skincare before looking at injectables.
For a time-conscious 20-something woman, what is a simple skincare to follow that still ensures great skin?
The Lancer Method Polish, Cleanse, and Nourish – my three-step regimen is simple and effective.
Ok so – we need to talk Victoria Beckham! Why did you suggest for her to eat salmon and what other foods help with getting a more radiant complexion?
Salmon is an example of a cold water fish – it doesn’t necessarily have to be salmon, could be seabass, trout, halibut etc. but should preferably be wild, not farm raised. Cold water fish provides high amounts of protein and alpha omega oils which contain a high level of anti-inflammatorys to oil the machinery of skin cell repair.
He counts Kim Kardashian as a client
In your opinion, is sugar as harmful to our skin as we’re made to believe? Is there anything else food-wise that you believe is harmful?
A harmful component of civilised diets is caffeine of any form, as it increases oil production and enlarges pores. Dairy products (milk, cream, cheese, yoghurt) stimulate testosterone production, causing the same effects as caffeine. Salt intake is dehydrating agent to the skin; the skin is used as reservoir for water, and when the dietary salt intake is high the cardiovascular system works to dilute it by sucking water from skin. However sugar is perhaps the worst, as it stimulates insulin, which in turn stimulates testosterone.
Do you have another great celebrity moment that I could share with my readers?
The best celebrity moment that I can remember is Margot Robbie as a patient asking me she needs to do to maintain her complexion. Margot is a natural beauty and will never need a procedure, so I advised that all she needs to do is follow the Lancer Method.
What should men do, ideally, to look after their skin?
Avoiding environmental damage is key – typically, men are particularly careless when it comes to exposing their skin to sun exposure and injury from outdoor pollution.