You know you need to apply and reapply and reapply sunscreen to protect your skin. But how essential is the gold-flecked face scrub? And, do you really need to drop $100+ a month on a spa facial?

Only if you really want to! With the following seven tips, you can help keep your skin radiant and beautiful for years to come. 

Toss Your Magnifying Mirror

“But, it’s the only way to see all my blackheads!” Exactly. You don’t need to be looking that closely at your skin. It only makes you want to pick at things you’d otherwise not even know were there. And, all that picking does is damage your skin and your self-esteem. If you have blackheads that you really need to get rid of, see your dermatologist, who can help you remove them with the least amount of damage in a sterile environment.

Wear a Hat

Sunscreen is a great first step. And when that’s all you can handle, it’s better than nothing. But when possible, shade your face from the sun with a hat. Sunspots and wrinkles are real. Best to stop them before they ever arise.

Wear Sunscreen Always

We keep mentioning sunscreen and for good reason. The sun can do a lot of damage to your kin. But so too can other forms of light, such as ultraviolet rays. This is why sunscreen should be part of your daily routine — even during the winter.

Join the Vitamin C Brigade

Vitamin C isn’t just for keeping the cold and flu season at bay. It can play an essential role in your skin detox, promoting the shedding for harmful chemicals that can cause wrinkles.

Use an Antioxidant

We like to think of antioxidants as an insurance policy for our skin. They help reduce inflammation and swelling so that you don’t look puffy!

Use a Retinol Cream

Retinol cream is another go-to for those who want to fight the signs of aging. They help build the collagen in the skin, improving tone and texture.

Treat Your Entire Face for Zits

Do you spot treat your zits and feel like there’s always a spot that needs treating? Stop just treating individual spot and treat your entire face. Playing catchup is a lot harder than taking the offensive.

Get more of our go-to beauty tips.