It wasn’t until I saw the far side of thirty that I started to really worry about my skin. I considered Botox- so many of my friends had taken the plunge, but I always wanted to see just how long I could go without jabbing needles in my face for the sake of beauty. I wanted to see what I could do to just up my skincare game.
Despite my more adventurous impulses, I had to come to terms with my dedication to the needle-free philosophy of preventative moisturizing. For almost 20 years, I’ve followed the skin care advice that I read in a magazine (I don’t remember which one.)
“Moisturize every night before bed,” she said. “And when you apply the product to your skin, rub up toward your forehead — never pull your skin down.”
I have stuck to this regimen and been obsessed with moisturizing ever since.
But then this whole being-over-30 thing happened. My skin didn’t fall into full disrepair; my years of dedicated moisturizing were paying off. But in nooks and crannies around my face, little lines — they were wrinkles, if I’m being honest — began to materialize.
Say what!? I decided to look into what the youngest looking, smooth skinned celebrities swear by. I mean, why not? I had tried many drugstore products over the years and now I decided- you’re an adult now- you can afford to spend the extra $. And it’s still much cheaper than Botox!
Then I discovered Dr. Lancer. Victoria Beckham swears by him, Kim K is obsessed with him. I decided his expertise was worth a try.
In the name of better skin, I upended two decades of dedication to my regular moisturizing routine. I decided to follow Dr. Lancer’s so-called “Method” to the letter for one full week. The three-step process includes the twice-daily use of an exfoliator, The Method: Polish, a cleanser, The Method: Cleanse, and a moisturizer, The Method: Nourish. All three products are available for normal or sensitive skin.
The first day was the hardest. I wasn’t used to spending so much time doing facial maintenance. I’m embarrassed to admit that my back actually hurt from bending over the sink and taking the time to carefully exfoliate and cleanse my complexion, but the products were indulgent and made all my effort worthwhile.
The exfoliator was full of chunky granules I could feel sloughing off dull skin cells. The silky, rich formula of the cleanser was so indulgent, I had to restrain myself from using too much. Step three, applying the smooth, milky-white moisturizer, was especially satisfying as I could complete it without straining my back.
After just a few days, the results were clear: my skin looked good. My newly Method-ed face was radiant. I feel like I’m bragging, but my skin felt tighter and brighter already. I had the glow one usually gets after a facial all the time. I even stopped wearing makeup! After all, when your complexion looks this good, hiding it seems almost criminal.
Having such beautiful skin practically gave me a high. I would officially beg, borrow, or steal to be able to afford Dr. Lancer’s skin care for the rest of my life.
Originally setting out to do the Method for just one full week, I became an addict. I now have to confront the sad but true fact that those three game-changing bottles will not last forever.
I liken my foray into luxury skin care as trading my Michael Kors bag for a Birkin. It will be hard to go back to my old “method” of more budget-friendly habits, and I don’t plan to.
Protect your “money-maker” too, and check out Lancer products here.
You can thank me later.
xoxx -Mel 💋
***DISCLAIMER- this article is in no way bashing botox- just offering up another tried and true option.***