I am around the same age and have only really gotten into skincare in the last year or so. I've been following this advice www.carolinehirons.com/2013/06/routines-cheat-sheet.html, using retinol (LRP Redermic R) and proper sun screen. My skin has improved dramatically as a result. It was never bad, I have normal skin and don't get spots, but now its fresher, brighter and a little bit younger looking. I have recently upped my Retinol to a Retin A so I'm hoping for even more of an improvement.