The beauty industry, more specifically the skin care industry, is booming and more popular than ever. The skin care industry alone is expected to reach over 11 billion dollars by 2018, according to Naturally, the dermatologist industry expands every year in order to keep up with the high demands from clients searching for the latest and greatest anti-aging treatments. It’s not easy to become a dermatologist, on average it takes about 12 years of school consisting of an undergraduate degree, medical school, and residency, so it’s not a surprise that a visit to their office can come with a huge price tag.

On average, dermatologists in the US make around $470,000 a year, making it one of the highest compensated medical careers to have. It doesn’t seem fair that in order to look good and feel good you have to spend enormous amounts of money, so we put together a list of the best 15 tips and tricks that the best dermatologists use themselves and in their offices. Of course, they don’t want you to know this information because it will keep you from filling their pockets, but in reality, many of the best things to do are so easy you can do them anytime, anywhere.

Some of the tricks on this list will keep you from undergoing expensive and dangerous procedures while keeping you looking years younger. The key to the tips on this list is consistency and awareness, so you’ll want to keep them in mind throughout the day as you encounter things that like to test your skin’s ability to stay bright and beautiful. Aging shouldn’t be fear inducing, but there are a few things to make the physical aspects of the process a little easier, and a few that might even save your life one day.