Enzyme Peels are the new popular peel because it is more gentle to the skin than a chemical peel. While a chemical peel should be done by a professional, an enzyme peel can be done at home as part of a daily regement. Enzyme peels are popular for having the same benefits of chemical peels, but also nourishing the skin with vitamins and nutrients to the skin at less of a cost. Enzyme peels break down the bonds that hold dead skin cells onto our skin by digesting the keratin protein. Enzyme peels use an enzyme that some people respond better to than Glycolic Peels because it is less intrusive and is better at skin retexturing, but do not help with hyper pigmentation.
The Pros and Cons of Enzyme Peels
Enzyme peels can be the best type of peel for someone with sensitive skin. It offers a great way to get rid of dead skin and that can help nourishing creams and products penetrate the skin better. Enzyme peels reduce acne, clean pores, help clarity of the skin, reduce scars and age spots as well as fine lines and wrinkles. Enzyme peels ad nourishment and vitamins and nutrients to the skin offering a more balanced peel that is beneficial to the skin. Enzyme peels are not as strong as chemical peels, which results in not helping with hyperpigmentation problems. Also, you may need to do a daily regement and do more frequently to get the desired result. The three most popular ingrediants of an enzyme peel are pineapple, papaya and pumpkin, but also kiwi, mango, blackberry, pomegranate and blueberries.
- Bromelain, derived from the pineapple is one of the most effective enzymes and gives your skin vitamins C and B1.
- Papain, derived from the papaya is filled with vitamins A, B and C as well as helping with digestion of proteins.
- Curcubita Pepo, derived from the Pumpkin is filled with beta carotene and vitamin A, pumpkin peels can help rejuvenate the skin as well as help with circulation.
How the Procedure Works
Enzyme peels can be done at your local day spa. The esthetician first cleans the skin and then applies the enzyme peel to the face, neck and sometimes chest. The enzyme should stay on for 15 to 30 minutes and then it will become neutralized. The results can be seen for 5 to 8 days afterwards. RetinA, Renova, or glycolic acids should be avoided within one day before or after the treatment. Sunblock should be used afterwards if out in the sun for 1 to 2 days. A typical procedure costs about $100.