In today’s post, Pure Spa introduces you to the power of enzymes, their benefits to your skin, and why enzyme exfoliants might be just what you need to get the glow you’ve always wanted.

What Are Enzymes?

Enzyme exfoliantsEnzymes are chemicals that speed up the rate of chemical reactions without being consumed in the reaction themselves. There are some enzymes found naturally in skin, and they can function as scavengers of free radicals and protect skin against oxidative damage. Certain enzymes are also effective exfoliants, and can be gentler to your skin than other methods like scrubs, chemical peels or microdermabrasion.

Why Are Enzymes Used In Skin Care?

Enzymes are used in skincare products and facial treatments to prompt exfoliation. The upper layer of your skin is mostly made of dead skin cells containing keratin protein. The enzymes work by specifically breaking down the keratin protein and promoting proteolytic (protein digesting) action. The enzymes will gently and effectively remove the uppermost layers of the stratum corneum by essentially digesting dead skin cells.

Skincare treatments that include enzyme exfoliants dramatically aid in the removal of dead skin cells and smooth your skin’s surface by breaking down and removing the keratinized skin cell build up.

What Is The Result Of Using Enzyme Exfoliants?

You will experience soft and effective exfoliation with the skin-smoothing power of enzymes. Enzyme exfoliants speed up the skin’s natural exfoliation process and can target pores to awaken dull skin. It also facilitates easy penetration of active serums into the skin during next steps in your skincare routine.

Enzymes, in combination with antioxidants, provide anti- inflammatory and nourishing benefits. They can protect against damage from sun, environmental pollutants, and acne, as well as increase vasodilation, which in turn improves blood flow and skin tone. Simply stated, enzymes gently slough away dull surface cells for a smoother, renewed complexion.

enzyme exfoliants - glo

What Pure Spa Facials Include This Powerful Enzyme Action?

Many of the facials found on the Pure Spa menu include masks that smooth and revitalize the skin with flower and fruit enzymes that gently remove superficial dead skin cells. This month we offer the rich, delicious Pumpkin Spice Facial that features Glo Skin Beauty’s Pumpkin Enzyme Scrub

Ready to schedule your skin-smoothing facial? Click here to book your appointment with Pure Spa today.