Feel The Peel: Home Made Enzyme Mask

homemade enzyme peelWhen it comes to your skin, sometimes  good old soap, no matter how great it actually is, just won’t cut it, days when your skin desires deep cleaning (but only once or twice week loves!). Nothing gets the job done better than an enzyme peel.

“Fruit enzymes are the gentlest type of chemical exfoliation. Enzyme exfoliation removes dead skin cells by biological action rather than physical abrasion. Enzymes also help with healing & nourishing the skin, treat spots and fine lines, and unblock pores. Unlike scrubs, it´s safe to use on fragile capillaries and rosacea.”

So here is yet another kitchen concoction/ cupboard creation, your very own home made enzyme peel. Sure, there are tons of different recipes, but this one is my personal fave.

What You Need:

  • 3 Tablespoons of Papaya
  • 3 Tablespoons of Pineapple
  • 1 Teaspoon of Honey

The Papaya and pineapple provide the exfoliating properties and the honey severs as a buffer of sorts to make sure that this mask won’t irritate your skin.

DIY enzyme maskWhat To Do:

It is super simple to make this enzyme peel all you have to do it puree everything together and you are good to go. So you can put all of this in a blender if you like, but that would be a lot of clean up for so little product.  A fork and a little elbow grease should do just fine.

Once your mask is ready, you need to make sure your face is. Always make sure it is clean and dry. So before you put on your peel, give your face a quick wash and pat dry.

To apply, all you have to do is massage your mask on in a circular motion. Do so evenly over your face and neck. Then let it sit for a good 10 minutes.

What you need to know is that unlike other masks, enzyme peels work best in a moist environment. So you cannot let it dry on your face.  So give it a little spritz of water every now and then.

Wash off then pat dry.

  • Warning, if you begin to feel an uncomfortable burning sensation, wash off immediately. Add more honey in the next batch to give it more of a “buffer”.

 

 

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