Hey readers, I hope you’ve had a great week!
Today I want to do a review of enzyme facials which is a new service that I recently became aware of. An enzyme facial is a treatment where the natural renewal process of skin cells is sped up through dead cell exfoliation by applying a unique facial mask. The mask that is used for enzyme facials is a combination of enzymes (duh!) and herbal extracts. However, what components make up the product for your facial really depends on where you go and what products your esthetician uses. I have struggled with moderate acne for most of my life, regular facials have been a helpful part of my beauty routine on and off for several years. Over the years, I have found that certain products and treatments work better for my skin. Anyone aiming to better their skin may need to experiment to find what works best. Personally, enzyme facials work well for me, they may work for you too!
Click below to read more about my experience.
My esthetician recommended her new enzyme facial service as opposed to the traditional extraction facial that I typically get. To avoid the pain and redness that comes with extraction facials, I decided to give the enzyme facial a try. The treatment lasts about 45 minutes which I was delighted by since extraction facials usually last much longer, almost up to 2 hours at times. To be perfectly honest, I barely felt anything for the duration of the treatment beside some slight tingling on my cheeks and forehead. Once everything was finished for the facial, I was delighted to see that many of my blackheads were gone and my skin was much smoother. Also, there was some pinkness after the facial but it cleared away in a few hours, unlike with extraction facials where pinkness is evident for a few days. I absolutely loved it!
I asked my esthetician how often enzyme facials are needed and she responded that it depends on the person, although, most go every 1 to 2 months. For myself, I need to go about every 6 weeks. My esthetician mentioned that the way the process works is by clearing away dead cells and gunk in your skin that can cause acne before it emerges and causes a breakout. So far, I have noticed that my skin grows back clearer after only a few facials. I still break out from time to time, although it is not as severe or as often. Another benefit is that my makeup goes on much easier since my skin is smoother. In addition, extraction facials can cause scarring which is avoided with enzyme facials.
I would totally recommend this service to others! However, there are a few things to note. Everyone’s skin is different and can respond well or poorly to certain treatments. While I experienced very little pinkness after the treatment, some people experience pinkness for up to 24 hours following the facial. Lastly, after a facial, small breakouts can happen because the gunk under your skin becomes exposed. That being said, I still recommend this treatment to others as it has improved my skin overall!