30 Ways To Improve Your Skin In 30 Days 09/13/2011 08:27 am ET | Updated Jan 15, 2012 241 Michele Bender iVillage By Michele Bender for iVillage Transform your routine with these tips to get great skin! 1 of 30 Have Patience With New Products You come home from the store excited about a new product's ability to smooth your wrinkles, lighten your brown spots and clear up your acne. But a few days in, the lack of results leaves you frustrated. So you toss it and try another. "Switching products and changing up your skin care routine too quickly can create issues like redness, irritation and breakouts, and make it difficult to find the root cause of your skin problems," explains Mitchell Chasin, M.D., a dermatologist and medical director of Reflections Centers for Skin & Body in New Jersey. You've got to give a new product a chance. "A good moisturizer will yield results immediately, but other products, such as those containing lightening agents or an acne-fighting topical product might take a month or more for appreciable results to be seen." Wait four to six weeks to gauge results -- it takes that long for skin cells to turn over. More from iVillage: The 13 Most Dangerous Teen Health Risks Get Your Kid Moving! Homework Dances, Camel Poses And More An A to Z Guide To Heart Health: How To Protect Your Ticker Share this slide: Getty More: Beauty And Skin Healthy Living Body Skin Care Tips Beauty Flash Report Beauty Regimen FOLLOW HEALTHY LIVING facebook pinterest Suggest a correction GET THE NEWSLETTER Enter your email address to get top stories and blog posts emailed to you each day. FOLLOW HUFFPOST HuffPost Healthy Living HuffPost Healthy Living HuffingtonPost Available on the App Store Android App on Google Play Get it at Blackberry App World HUFFPOST NEWSLETTERS Enter your email address to get top stories and blog posts emailed to you each day. Get top stories and blog posts emailed to me each day. Newsletters may offer personalized content or advertisements. Learn More.