Tata Harper: How to Get the Most Out of Your Anti-Aging Serums



Anti-aging serums are the most important part of your skincare regimen. In order to get the results you want, it’s important to prep the skin correctly and apply your serums properly. To get the most out of your serums, skin must be cleansed and exfoliated like a completely clean canvas.

Implementing the use of a toner, like Hydrating Floral Essence, beforehand will enhance the delivery and help serums go deeper into the skin. When you have a toner with hyaluronic acid and other nanotechnology, where the molecular size is really small, it will enhance the penetration of your products. It’s important to stay away from any astringents and alcohols that will counteract the hydration and anti-aging you’re trying to achieve. A toner with floral hydrosols is helpful, so you can even use a rose water from the supermarket.

Using the right amount of product is also key — don’t overdo it. I think that you need about one to two pumps of product for your face, depending on your skin type, a pump for your neck and decolletage and then my trick is to use any extra product on my hands because they age really quickly, too. 

Another thing I find useful lately is facial massaging during application to help with penetration. It actually helps your serums really get in there and a lot of people don’t realize how important this step really is, especially in the neck area, which I massage in an upward and backward motion. Massaging the eye area is also important to me because there is an accumulation of fat and fluid in that area, and it’s good to “drain” it daily with a massage using light pressure to avoid bags from happening.

These three tips will ensure that you get the most out of your anti-aging serums used in your skincare routine.