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A simple skin regimen, practiced every day, can help keep your skin healthy and more youthful in appearance.

Some basic steps include:

Keep your regimen simple so that you are more likely to stick with it.

When choosing skin care products, select products you enjoy using every day. In general, look for products that are hypoallergenic and fragrance-free.

Although some moisturizers contain sunscreen, keep using other sunscreens that offer broader coverage of UVA and UVB rays and provide the option of SPF 30 or higher.

Some over-the-counter skin care products are overpriced and make claims they can’t support. Follow your dermatologist’s recommendation and choose products compatible with your skin type. If you don’t tolerate the product, or don’t see any benefits after 6 to 8 weeks, try a different product.

The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) recommends that people perform a skin self-exam once each month.