Skincare can be a tricky beast. There are so many different products out there offering all sorts of de-wrinkling or anti-aging. And while we all want our skin to look it’s best for the obvious reasons, we also just want it to be as healthy as possible! Regardless of any vanity-based motivations.

But switching up your routine and trying new products can be overwhelming. But have no fear! We talked to a collection of dermatologists and came up with six simple steps to improve your skin.

CONSISTENCY IS KEY

Like just about everything else in life, we want results and we want them now! But when it comes to changing your skincare routine, patience and consistency are crucial. It typically takes as long as six weeks before you’ll actually start seeing results from a new product or routine. So just stick with it and do your best to not get lazy or frustrated.

DIET MATTERS

We don’t typically think about how what we eat affects our skin, but it really can. And it should be taken as seriously as the products you’re putting on your skin if you really want to see improvements. So make sure to keep the sugar intake and processed foods to a minimum. And load up on leafy greens as much as you can.

GET YOUR SCRUB ON

A good scrub at the end of the day can do wonders for your skin. Removing makeup is important and part of it, but this is more about scrubbing away any dead skin cells because they can actually clog your pores. Most scrubs you only need to use two or three times a week so it shouldn’t be too hard to add this to your routine if you haven’t already.

TRY A MASK

Masks are all the rage these days and there are a bunch of them that offer all kinds of different benefits. But clay masks, in particular, can be great for treating acne. But you have to be careful and not do them too much. Anything more than once or twice a week and your skin can get dangerously dry.

GET TO KNOW HYALURONIC ACID

If you’re like me, you’ve never heard of Hyaluronic Acid before today. But according to many dermatologists, it’s a very important ingredient found in many of the more effect moisturizing creams. So check to see if your current moisturizer has it, and if it doesn’t, go out and get some that does!