Why You Should Use Enzymes Instead of Acids to Exfoliate Your Skin
Exfoliation of skin is the process where you remove dead skin cells from the surface of your skin. This is an important process in skin care because cell regeneration rate slows down as we age. Without exfoliation, it can result in dry, flaky patches or even clogged pores. Exfoliation not only removes dead skin cells, it can also assist in acne prevention and evens out skin tone.
The most common types of exfoliations would be physical and chemical exfoliation. The most common chemical exfoliator that comes into everyone’s mind is acid exfoliator. This includes both the AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acids) and BHA (Beta Hydroxy Acids) such as lactic acid and salicylic acid. The acid penetrates deep into your skin and accelerates the turnover for skin cells and allow new skin cells to generate. However, one major concern of acid exfoliator is its harshness and hence unsuitable for people with sensitive skin.
Enzyme exfoliant, which is made of enzymes derived from fruits such as papaya or mango. What makes enzyme exfoliant different from acid exfoliant is that it is a much gentler exfoliant.
Enzyme exfoliants contain proteolytic enzymes which breaks down proteins that binds the rough and dull layer of your skin. It is much gentler on your skin, making it possible for people with sensitive skin to do facial exfoliation as well. It also reduces the risk of over-exfoliation that leads to irritated skin, redness and even inflamed skin.
The benefits of enzyme exfoliant does not stop here. Enzymes also contain anti-inflammatory properties making it suitable for those with sensitive skin as it helps to soothe irritation.
Oh Hello Bae’s Acne Eraser Blemish Treatment contains the enzyme Bromelain which helps to gently exfoliate skin and evens out skin tones.
In conclusion, enzyme exfoliants are suitable for all skin types, even for sensitive skin. It breaks down the protein of the dead skin cell on the upper layer of the skin and leaves the healthy skin underneath undamaged. Try our Acne Eraser Blemish Treatment to feel the difference today!