Hey wonderful women,
All good, I hope? I am sure you must have read and heard a lot about peels. From glycolic and lactic acid peels, there are options to choose from. Today, I will be talking about a lesser known but greatly effective skin peel, which is the enzyme peel. Want to know what is so special about it? Read on ladies.
What are enzymes and enzyme peels?
Enzymes act as catalysts during chemical reactions happening continually throughout the body. In layman’s language, some reactions need to happen quickly, such as the enzymes involved in breaking down big protein or fat molecules into smaller ones during digestion. They help in cell turnover, and speed up skin regeneration. Enzymes from natural sources, most notably fruits, are rich in enzymes that can help to revitalize your skin and return a youthful glow and improve texture or appearance.
An enzyme peel is a skincare product, derived mostly from fruit enzymes, that is used to deeply cleanse and resurface the skin on the face by treating the upper layers of skin tissue. As it helps to peel dead skin cells off of the skin, it promotes renewal within healthy skin cells.
What are they made of?
An enzyme peel is most often made with fruit enzymes that both nourish the skin and help to slough off the dead skin cells. Most enzyme peels make use of the skin improving properties found in papayas. Nowadays, a number of enzyme peels are made pineapple, green apple, pumpkin, and aloe vera.
How do they act?
Skin is has two layers: the epidermis, and the lower, deeper portion dermis. The epidermis is exposed to the environment, thereby facing sun, pollution, sweating, dryness and makeup. Both layers continuously make new skin cell layers that replace older, dead skin cells which dull your skin’s appearance. This is where these enzyme peels come into play. Enzyme peels accelerate the process of skin cell turnover by speeding the chemical reactions necessary to bring forth newer, plumper cells and to rid the skin of the older, dead cells. Basically, they can accomplish exfoliation much faster than your regular scrubs, exfoliators, loofahs and brushes.
Advantages of enzyme peels:
Enzyme peels are called restorative enzyme peels and not without good reason. In the process of peeling away the dead skin cells, the skin is restored and becomes healthier and more able to heal and renew itself. Enzymes penetrate the skin to help cleanse pores and improve skin tone and texture. They can also help to diminish the visibility of scars, discoloration, sun-damage, age spots, and wrinkles.
A significant advantage is that these peels work like magic on acne and the leftover scars. By thoroughly deep cleaning the pores and sloughing off dead skin cell layers, peels can help to improve clarity in the skin.
Why are they becoming popular?
These natural enzyme peels are quickly gaining in popularity across the globe because they are safe for all skin types. Unlike the chemical peels, they do not pose hazards or risks of skin burning. They are less harsh and comparatively inexpensive. Even sensitive skin can use these enzyme peels (do a patch test definitely) and clarify their skin.
I am sure you are intrigued by enzyme peels and like me, will be on the lookout for enzyme peels to treat your skin.
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