The three must-have skincare steps we are all taught to follow are cleanse, tone, and moisturise. Sounds simple? Because it is. But unless you’re one of the few genetically blessed individuals with a poreless, dewy complexion that needs little to no help, then just doing the basics are not going to be enough to keep your skin looking at its best.
There’s a reason why most Korean women have gorgeous complexions (and no, it’s not just because of all the probiotics they get from eating a steady diet of kimchi). It’s less nature than burture. Koreans simply put in more work. I once interviewed one of the head honchos at Sulwhasoo who had glowing skin that looked so perfect that I couldn’t help asking her what her secret was. She told me her extensive skincare routine (that made my head spin) but also shared that she went for a facial once a week.
If you really want to improve your skin health and achieve a clear, radiant complexion, then you might want to power up your skincare regime by adding in some extra steps. Think of them like going for after school tuition. While they might not be absolutely necessary, you’ll definitely see an improvement. Here are some to try to give your daily routine a little more oomph.