Enzymes Peels is a great alternative AHA peels for people that have a Fitzpatrick IV and above or who have an adverse reaction to AHA. Enzyme peels are safe, eco-friendly, and gentle while exfoliate the skin and remove dead skin cells and leaving healthy cells intact.
Enzymes are a type of protein that act as catalysts, or accelerators to help increase the chemical reactions happening continually throughout the body. Enzymes for the skin are from natural sources, such as fruits, vegetable and plant matter that works with the enzymes on your skin to revitalize your skin and return a youthful glow plus improve texture or appearance.
Enzyme Peels Vs Other Chemical PeelsChemical peels can provide a variety of results, depending on the strength, type and combination. All Chemical peels provide some level of exfoliate the dead skin cells, and can also remove living cells if the strength of the peel is high. The most common chemical peels is salicylic acid, glycolic acid, and lactic acid.
Enzyme peels, on the other hand, offer a more gentle solution that can be incorporated into a regular skin care regimen. These treatments can speed up natural chemical reactions in the skin that renew skin cells while exfoliating dead cells. The most amazing thing about enzyme peels is that they do not damage or remove live tissue; they exfoliate only dead cells, which is why these peels are great for nearly all skin types. Enzymes are abundant in natural ingredients such as papaya, pumpkin pulp, pineapples, and Japanese mushrooms.
Pros of an Enzyme Peel
- They’re Easier on the Skin Than Chemical Peels
- Speed Up the Skin’s Natural Healing Response
- Natural and Sustainable
- Easy to Remove as it does not need normalizing and can be removed by water
Cons of Enzyme Peels
- May Not Be Strong Enough for some skin condition that require a deeper chemical peel
- Could Discourage a Visit to a Skin Specialist when a Qualified Skin Specialist
- Some people are allergic to the source of the enzyme
Read: What is the Difference between Physical and Chemical Exfoliation
Read: How often you should Exfoliate
Read: What You Need to Know Before having a Chemical Peel Treatment
Read: How Chemical Peels and Laser Can help reduce the potential of Skin Cancer