With the sight of Spring right around the corner, we often think of spring cleaning and renewal. Enzymes are probably not what come to mind, however, it’s the perfect time to give them some recognition. Let’s first clarify that we are talking about the ones that are good for our faces like bromelain from pineapple, papain from papaya and actinidin from bananas. All of these serve as proteolytic enzymes that are able to break down the keratin protein on the surface of your skin essentially sweeping and clearing away dead skin cells. This clean sweep helps cleanse the skin of impurities and toxins.
In addition, enzymes are known to help reduce inflammation which assists in reducing the appearance of wrinkles, blemishes and other signs of aging. Plus, they can help boost the skins natural collagen production, plumping and firming the skin. If you battle blackheads, you’ve got a great ally because enzymes can attack at the source, inside your pores. Using enzyme masks after an extraction facial is a great way to maintain results and it’s gentle enough to use twice a week.
So instead of focusing on doing some spring cleaning around the house this month, kick up your feet and book yourself an enzyme peel to celebrate the season.