Is your skin looking dull or pale? You’re not the only one. There was a point when my skin looked so dull I thought that I was sick. It turns out that I just wasn’t taking care of my skin properly.

If you’re having the same problem, then you’re in the right place. I’ve compiled the best skin tips that helped get my skin’s youthful glowing skin. Of course, there are other tips that can also help you out, but these are the very basics you should get right.

Ready to know what they are? Read on for all my tips.

1. Take a bath at least once a day.

Even if it’s cold, don’t forget to take a bath at least once a day. Sure, you didn’t sweat or you just stayed at home the whole time, but this doesn’t mean that you didn’t get dirty. Taking a bath regularly removes the dirt that stayed on your skin for the past 12 hours. Wouldn’t you want to get rid of the dirt, too?

2. Use a mild facial cleanser.

When it comes to your face, gentle products are the key. And every skincare routine starts with a cleanser. Finding the right facial cleanser will help you remove all the makeup, dirt, and oil that accumulated on your face the past few hours. While it may seem that the stronger product is the better, this can lead to irritation and breakouts.

It also helps to match your facial cleanser with the other skincare products you use so that they are all used to solve the same skin problems instead of clashing with each other’s chemicals.

3. Exfoliate twice a week.

Washing your skin with soap and water is not enough to remove all the dirt. That’s why you have to exfoliate at least twice a week. Doing so will help remove all the dead skin cells that stayed on your skin.

However, don’t forget to be gentle with your skin. Scrubbing too hard will be counter-effective because it might cause irritation. Just scrub it lightly with a body scrub or a loofah.

4. Moisturize every day even if you have oily skin.

Some people think that oily skin types don’t need moisturizer. That’s definitely wrong. Dermatologists advise that even if you have oily skin, moisturizers will help in regulating your face’s sebum production.

When you don’t put moisturizer, your skin will produce extra sebum (oil) which leads to more oiliness all throughout the day. If you’re worried that your face will look greasy, use a light moisturizer that is gel-based.

5. Eat foods rich in Vitamin A, C, and E.

One of the best tips ever shared with me is eating a healthy diet. It’s not obvious, but what you eat affects how your skin looks. If you lack certain vitamins like Vitamin A, C, and E, your skin will look dull and pale. No wonder why commercials always mention these vitamins to achieve glowing skin. They’re not lying!

You can get these vitamins from supplements, but you can also get them from vegetables and fruits. In other words, eating a healthy diet is very important if you want to “glow” from within.

6. Consult with a professional.

At first, I was hesitant to go to a skin clinic because I thought it would be expensive and it won’t be effective. As you would guess, I was eventually persuaded to go and I didn’t regret it! Going to a skin clinic will allow you to seek medical advice instead of reading so many blogs about different skin types.

What I love about going to a skin clinic is that they check your skin and they give solutions that are specific to you. Remember, people have different types of skin and varying lifestyles.

Those two alone sometimes make so many beauty advice ineffective. So if you want to know how to care for your skin, it’s best to see a professional.