Most people seem to forget that it is not just about cleaning your skin, but taking care of it too. I am not the best and I do have my off moments (like this week) but I still like to go the full route. From cleaning, to exfoliating and then pampering too.
Drink lots of water! Skin is at its best when it's hydrated. This is the number one secret for healthy skin. Cleansing is the number two secret and moisturizing is the third. Also, getting enough sleep is important.
Definitely agree with the proper hydration and getting enough sleep, and don't forget to eat right, too. If you don't eat right, you'll never have good skin. Make sure not to cause damage, too, like not being unprotected in the sun or wind, or using harsh chemicals.
I've been in the skin care field for a long while and my rule is: just do it and do it right!
Have your proper cleanser for your skin type and wanted benefit, add treatment items when you want to change something, and moisterize with the proper products that not only fits your hydration levels but has the benefits you want. Npt all soaps and moisterizer are for everyone, it might take a few trys to find the right one.