Tired of waking up to dark circles, acne, or dull skin? Even if it feels like you’ve tried every face wash, anti-aging cream, and serum on the market, the solution you’re looking for is out there—and might be easier than you think.

The secret to a radiant complexion could be a balanced skincare routine. Here’s how to tackle dry, dull skin to achieve that youthful glow you’ve always wanted.

1. Always remove your makeup before bed.

When it comes to achieving clear, healthy skin, going to bed with a clean face is essential. Your skin renews itself while you sleep, but leaving makeup on prevents this. When makeup is left on overnight, it can trap dirt and other particles on your skin, leading to oxidative damage (read: a reduction in the skin’s natural ability to detoxify).

A 12:30am trip to the bathroom to wash your face is never fun. But neither is experiencing clogged pores, blackheads, or early signs of aging. Always take the time to remove your makeup

2. Don’t forget the SPF.

Even if you’re only planning to spend a few minutes outside, don’t skip the SPF! Sun exposure—whether in the form of UVA or UVB rays—can lead to wrinkles, imperfections, and other signs of aging.

To protect your skin, apply sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15, and do so 30 minutes before heading outside. If you’re spending a few hours outdoors on a sunny day, opt for a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30. If you’re heading to a festival or a relaxing beach vacation, an SPF to 50 is even better.

3. Eat a balanced diet.

You are what you eat—and eating a balanced diet is integral to achieving healthy skin. If you’re struggling with acne or aging concerns, lowering the amount of sugar in your diet can help. It will decrease your body’s insulin levels, which allows cells to maintain a healthy balance of oils.

In some people, dairy may also trigger or worsen acne since the chemicals in milk can influence the skin’s hormone receptors. Reducing or eliminating dairy completely may improve your skin’s tone and texture, and reduce symptoms caused by acne and rosacea.

Before eliminating anything from your diet, be sure to talk to your healthcare provider or dietician.

4. Pamper yourself with an at-home spa experience.

If you’re feeling stressed out, set aside some time to show your skin some love.

The simple act of massaging your face with a gemstone roller or soaking in a collagen-infused face mask has significant benefits like reduced inflammation and increased circulation. Not only do these tools help to soothe the skin, but masks and gemstone rollers can also help to reduce stress—your skin’s worst enemy.

Whether you’re pampering yourself with a soothing rose quartz gemstone roller or a confidence-boosting jade green roller, be sure to remind yourself of your intentions. To create a luxurious, healing spa experience, focus on how you want your gemstone to help you in your daily life.

5. Choose natural skincare products that are right for your skin.

While some beauty trends come and go, maintaining a comprehensive skin routine will never go out of style. When it comes to choosing the right products, finding which ingredients work for you can go a long way in improving your skin’s health.

One of the most popular skincare ingredients on the market, collagen, helps to improve skin elasticity, combat signs of aging, and increase blood flow to the skin. Because collagen is a protein produced naturally in the body, it’s suitable for all skin types, including oily, dry, and combination skin.

Refresh Your Skin with Natural, Hydrating Face Masks

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