Enzymatic peeling is an increasingly popular alternative to mechanical peels. It is a suitable cosmetic for owners of sensitive and vascular skin. It increases the absorption of nutrients and also improves skin tone. Learn about enzyme facial skin peeling and find out about the version of the cosmetic suitable for the scalp.
How does an enzyme peel work?
Enzymatic peeling peels off the horny layer of the epidermis and is suitable for sensitive, vascular and so called problematic skin. Unlike sugar or salt based scrubs, this peeling does not mechanically remove the epidermis, but enters into a chemical reaction with the skin and dissolves the horny layer. It does not irritate the skin and does not lead to excessive redness. So it will be perfect for dry and tired skin
Plant enzymes such as papain and bromelain are used in the production of enzyme peels. In nature, they are found in pineapple and papaya
Enzymatic peeling – benefits of using it
This type of peeling gives many benefits:
- it gently exfoliates and smoothes the skin;
- allows to get rid of blackheads and impurities, such as excess sebum;
- it renews the epidermis, making the complexion smoother and more radiant
- when applied to the first wrinkles, it smoothes them and inhibits their deepening;
- accelerates skin cleansing;
- allows for better absorption of active ingredients contained in cosmetics;
- improves skin tone.
How to perform enzymatic skin peeling?
- Remove makeup with makeup remover milk. Then use a toner, which will allow you to wash away any remaining cosmetics and get rid of sebum.
- Apply a thin layer of an enzymatic scrub to dry and cleansed skin. Be sure to avoid the sensitive area around the mouth and eyes. Leave it on for 3-10 minutes – be sure to check the manufacturer’s recommendations, because some products work a little faster.
- Rinse off with lukewarm water
- Apply a vitamin serum and cream to your face. You can also use an algae mask or night cream
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Enzymatic scrub for the scalp
Enzyme scalp scrub is also becoming more and more popular. It has a cleansing effect on the scalp, removes dead cells and stimulates the blood supply to the skin. It also helps to get rid of dandruff. It helps those suffering from seborrhea. It is suitable for those struggling with psoriasis and excessive hair loss
It should be applied after shampooing. Do not apply the scrub on your hair as it may dry it out too much. Leave the scrub on for about 15 minutes, then rinse with lukewarm water, without adding shampoo. It may be a good idea to apply a mask or conditioner with keratin or other smoothing agent. A natural oil, such as macadamia oil, is also suitable
How often should I use an enzyme scalp scrub?
Much depends on your hair type. For normal hair, which does not get greasy, you may want to scrub once a week. If you have an oily scalp, you may want to scrub a little more often – for example, twice a week. If you have a very sensitive scalp you do not need to avoid scrubs. Just use them a little less often – once a month should be enough and give you the desired cleansing effect on your scalp. After using an enzyme scrub, you can apply an oil or conditioner, for example, so that your scalp receives valuable nutrients
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