8 Ways To Rejuvenate Your Skincare Routine Without Breaking The Bank

There’s never a bad time to take a step back and take a closer look at whether your skincare routine is routining. Call it an annual or half-yearly skincare routine checkup.

Because who doesn’t want glowing, bouncy, hydrated skin year-round?

But we’ll be the first to admit that it can cost a pretty penny — especially in this cost-of-living crisis.So, it pays to be smart about how to refresh your skincare routine by making sure your skincare is working smarter and harder — without necessarily costing an arm and a leg.

First thing’s first — check the expiry date on the existing products in your skincare routine.

That’s not to say your body doesn’t deserve specific products. It totally does — and these scrubs will leave you feeling the smoothest.

Tub of 2% salicylic acid exfoliating pads with the label stating "Renew Exfoliate." Pads are shown next to the tub

Make sure you replenish your facial cleanser supply too. It’s essential to apply skincare to a clean face — and the only way to have that is to have cleanser (or two) that does the job properly.

Glycolic Acid Cream Cleanser tube on a light surface with a dollop of cleanser next to it. Text reads: "Brighten and Refresh."

To really help your skincare products achieve max-effectiveness, roster a facial toner into your skincare lineup too.

Bottle of Vitamin C and Collagen Face Toner labeled "Brighten & Firm" with orange oil, for a radiant complexion, paraben and MIT free, 150 mL

For active ingredients that really pack a punch, it’s time to call in the big leagues: serums.

Skincare bottles laid out, featuring 1% Retinol, 10% Niacinamide, 3% Glycolic Acid, and 2% Salicylic Acid

We’re right on the cusp of a change in the season — and a change in the level of hydration your skin needs might be right around the corner too. Banish dry winter skin by layering moisturisers or switching to a richer, more hydrating one.

An open jar of "Daily Moisturiser Hyaluronic Acid" face cream with the lid next to it. The cream is visible inside the jar

Sometimes a new product is all it takes to feel like you’ve rejuvenated your skincare — and a good facial mask on a Sunday night can fit the bill exactly.

Blue box of Australian Tann Hydrating Under Eye Sheet Mask with hyaluronic acid, fragrance-free, vegan-friendly. Text highlights skin benefits and instant cooling effect

And finally, if you know you’ve got your topicals on lock, don’t forget to consider adding in the latest and greatest in skincare technology.

A wearable neck device with integrated red lights for therapy