One of the biggest reasons why some of us do not have clear skin is that we literally don't clean our faces properly. Regularly cleansing especially with a brush or a cleansing device benefits your skin long-term.
On top of regularly cleansing your skin, it is important to use toner or toner wipes. You don't have to use it every day, but especially on the days that you feel like your skin has been exposed to most dirt.
You should be using retinol regardless of whether you have any skin issues or not as it helps minimize the fine lines and wrinkles, but it is also great for blemishes and dark spots. So you get the best of both worlds.
Contrary to some people's beliefs, the sun is not your friend. It not only ages the skin but might cause long-term skin conditions if it is not prevented by protective shields like mineral or chemical SPFs. They give you the ultimate support for your skin when you're outdoors.
Last, but not least don't pick. If you leave them alone and use the previous steps that I mentioned, you'll have clear skin in no time. Just remember, our skin goes through stages depending on the season so don't freak out when it's not clear all the time.