So if you were following last week’s blog post, we got some juicy education straight from skin care extraordinaire Melissa Armstrong on what’s really going on when you have red, sensitive, clogged up skin.
If you haven’t read that yet, I suggest checking it out here first.
Now I left you with a cliffhanger at the end of that saying that for this type of skin, Melissa highly recommends exfoliating with enzymes. In fact, everyone who has acne and has used synthetic skin care and makeups in the past (pretty much all of you) could really benefit from these.
But what are enzymes? Where do I get them? How do I use them?
What Is Enzyme Exfoliation?
Okay, so most people are familiar with exfoliation. When you use something to manually exfoliate your skin, you’re using it to actually mechanically rub away the top most layer of skin, and perhaps unclog some pores.
So, if you used a washcloth to exfoliate your skin, or maybe rubbing some wet, grainy sugar around your face, that would be two examples of mechanical exfoliation.
Then you have chemical exfoliation, or what we’re calling ‘enzyme exfoliation’. [Read more…]