STUDIO CITY (CBSLA.com) — Dermatologist to the stars Dr. Harold Lancer visited the KCAL9 studios Friday to share his best skin secrets.
His new book, “YOUNGER: The Breakthrough Anti-Aging Method for Radiant Skin,” shares Dr. Lancer’s revolutionary 3-step method for younger and rejuvenated looking skin.
DIY Secrets & Remedies
• Condition usually caused by excess carb intake and a sedentary lifestyle
• Get 20 minutes of moderate movement every day to start
• Cellulite can be hereditary and is more common in women than men
• Topical stimulation of circulation and blood vessels – using caffeine, and manual stimulation can help reduce the appearance of dimpled skin
• Though the root cause of cellulite is carb intake and lifestyle, there are some topical treatments that can help with the appearance of “orange peel skin”
• Create a caffeine-based scrub, by soaking 1/4 c of freshly ground coffee, with 3 tbsp. hot water.
• Wait until the water has been mostly absorbed by the grounds, and mix in 2 tbsp. of an oil; coconut, grape seed, and olive oil are all good choices.
• Scrub in circular motions on damp skin for two to four minutes on affected area
• The caffeine in the grounds acts as a stimulant, temporarily tightening the skin by dilating blood vessels, reducing the appearance of the cellulite
• The manual scrubbing also increases circulation which further helps to reduce dimples
• For long term reduction of cellulite, look at reducing your intake of processed carbs – pastas, breads, etc – and strive to complete a moderate workout 3-4 times a week
• Address your protein intake – it is directly connected to the health and strength of hair
• Consuming omega fatty acids and lean protein will aid hair
• Hair masks and deep conditioners will help topically/cosmetically
• For a topical fix, mix a hair mask using one part almond oil and one part grape seed oil
• Pour over head and massage into scalp, down to the ends of the hair
• Wrap head with a towel, shower cap or plastic wrap and allow oil mixture to seep into hair for fifteen minutes to an hour
• Almond oil is rich in omega fatty acids and vitamins e. These help to restore moisture and
• Remove wrap and wash hair as you usually would. Opt for a sulphate-free shampoo.
• Rinse hair with a mix of one part apple cider vinegar and one part cold water, allowing mix to seep in for one to two minutes before rinsing
• The acidity of apple cider vinegar helps to gently remove buildup on the hair follicle, balance the hair’s natural pH, and closes the hair cuticle leaving it shiny and conditioned
Keratosis Pilaris (“chicken skin”)
• A condition in which follicles are not properly shedding – often rooted in dehydration due to overconsumption of sodium and not enough water intake
• Increase water intake will help in all facets of your health, including the skin
• Manual exfoliation and hydration will help address the problem topically
• Aim to drink 8 glasses of water a day, and stop adding salt to your food entirely
• Create a scrub out of one part virgin organic coconut oil and one part white table sugar
• -Massage in small circular motions on damp skin in the shower, focusing on problem areas
• Rinse thoroughly
• Pat skin dry – do not rub or over dry skin – and smooth on a small amount of the plain coconut oil on skin, again focusing on problem areas
• The exfoliation will help to clear away keratin buildup that causes the “plugs” in the skin, and the coconut oil will help to nourish the pores and keep the keratin soft and prevent future plugs
• A multi-faceted and complicated disorder
• Topicals will not do much without the lifestyle changes to support them
• Rosacea is largely about finding the “triggers” in your life – could be foods, emotions, medications, topicals
• Eliminating triggers and sticking to a healthy diet will do you best
• Younger gives detailed advice on addressing rosacea – including diet, lifestyle and skin care regimens to help calm reactive skin