Slough away dead cells to reveal softer, more luminous skin. Even if you already use a physical exfoliator (a formula boasting scrubbing beads to buff your complexion), adding a chemical exfoliator to your regimen will make a big difference in the look and feel of your skin. Once a week (or twice, depending on how sensitive your skin is), skip using your usual serum or moisturizer, and replace it with a leave-on chemical exfoliator, which uses ingredients like glycolic acid to exfoliate your skin deeply, cleansing your pores of dirt, oil, bacteria, and debris that can lead to breakouts, and rose water to help calm the skin as the exfoliator does its work. Just remember to apply sunscreen immediately afterward, since it will make your skin sensitive to the sun's rays.
Slather on SPF like it's your job. The sun causes a slew of issues from broken blood vessels to brown spots, so to keep your complexion looking its best, you need sunscreen even if you're not going to the beach. In fact, it's just as important to wear at least an SPF 50 formula when it's cloudy, since as much as 80 percent of UV rays can pass through clouds, according to the Mayo Clinic.