While some anti-aging products sound like miracle treatments, working these creams and serums into your skincare routine is actually only one piece of counteracting time’s effects on your skin. To really reap the benefits of anti-aging products, you should incorporate a few other skin-care best practices into your lifestyle and habits.

The American Academy of Dermatology Association, a dermatology group with more than 20,000 members, has some important steps you should be taking in conjunction with using your anti-aging products.