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What Does An Enzyme Mask Do?

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What does an enzyme mask do

You may be someone who tends to keep it simple when it comes to a beauty routine. You use a cleanser, moisturizer, and a minimal amount of makeup.

Key Takeaways

  • An enzyme mask uses fruit enzymes to exfoliate the skin, sloughing off dead cells

  • Without cell debris, an enzyme mask can be skin-lightening, decrease the prominence of pores, and smooth out uneven texture

  • An enzyme mask is gentler than a product that chemically peels or chemically exfoliates

  • Naturally derived fruit enzymes ensure that the skin's natural oils are not stripped away

  • To apply an enzyme mask, apply a thin layer to clean skin

  • Gently massage in a circular motion with wet fingertips to polish skin's surface

  • Rinse to reveal younger complexion and more radiant-looking skin

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When you notice the texture of your complexion becoming slightly rough or just looking dull, it's often the fault of dead skin cells collecting on the surface. While the skin renewal or turnover cycle is normal and natural, it sometimes requires a little nudge when it comes to sloughing off some of that staleness.

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So, what exactly does an enzyme mask do?

Like its cousin, the chemical peel, an enzyme peel will also exfoliate the skin and leave behind a layer of more soft, youthful-looking skin. Enzyme peels tend to be more gentle than chemical peels, so they may be more suitable for sensitive skin, or those who don't want their skin to noticeably peel.

There's a wide variety of fruit-based exfoliating options out there. You'll find everything from a pumpkin enzyme mask to a papaya-pineapple facial treatment. Enzyme peels and masks are like a tropical party for your face.

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Defeating dead skin cells with enzyme peels

Skincare products generally source enzymes from fruits and vegetables. That's why you can get a pumpkin enzyme mask even when it's not pumpkin pie season.

Whether it's an enzyme peel, enzyme mask, or other enzyme treatment, the natural ingredients get to work in the same way. The enzymes in pineapple, papaya, and other fruits are called proteolytic enzymes and their purpose in these recipes is to break down proteins.

In the uppermost layer of our skin, the keratin protein bonds dead skin cells together. Fruit enzymes break down the keratin, so the dead skin can slough off more readily to reveal a fresher layer of skin. With the skin's surface virtually free of dead skin and dirt, you will have a smoother skin texture and a healthy glow.

The difference between an enzyme peel and a chemical peel

Fruit enzymes aren’t necessarily better than acids. However, certain skin types and skin issues respond better to enzymes than their chemical counterpart.

An enzyme peel can contain enzymes from pineapple papaya pumpkin or other fruit

Enzymes provide a more gentle exfoliation experience. The acids used in chemical peels are more aggressive and can treat skin concerns deeper in the skin. Because they are more potent, this increases the chance of potential skin irritation.

A chemical peel can break down oils and other skin congestion more thoroughly, whereas an enzyme peel will exfoliate the skin without stripping natural oils. An enzyme peel or mask doesn't require any downtime, which is not the case with many chemical peels.

The biggest difference between a peel with enzymes and a peel with more potent chemicals has to do with the effects on sensitive skin.

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An enzyme mask that'll make your day

All of JUARA's products are inspired by the Indonesian beauty and wellness tradition of Jamu.

A Jamu lifestyle recognizes the importance of feeling good on the inside while also radiating that confidence and warmth in what we share with the outside world. Taking the time to give yourself a beauty treatment is part of a continual feedback loop of love - both for yourself and those around you.

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When you look and feel nourished from the outside in and inside out, you often feel energized to share more of your wonderful self with the world. It's an "all of the above" approach to inner and outer beauty.

It was in that spirit that the team at JUARA formulated the Radiance Enzyme Scrub and Enzyme Mask. It's the perfect product to give your complexion a fresh start. It's truly a recipe for a smoother, softer, and more radiant appearance.

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Simply apply a thin layer of our enzyme mask - suitable for those with skin sensitivity

As mentioned above, there are natural ingredients with exfoliating abilities like papaya, and pineapple, as well as many other fruits. In this enzyme face mask, the apple enzymes work to exfoliate while bamboo and jojoba beads buff your complexion for an anti-aging lift.

The gentle exfoliation will reveal new baby-soft skin and your newfound complexion and skin tone will glow.

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However, exfoliation is only part of the story. This mask offers more than your average enzyme peel. It cleanses pores, polishes the skin, and brightens your skin tone.

There are multiple reasons why this product represents superior and more radiant skincare. When you shop JUARA for your skincare needs you know that you will always find a whole host of nourishing botanicals. This gentle exfoliating scrub and mask are no different.

The Radiance Enzyme Scrub and Enzyme Mask contains nutrient-rich candlenut oil, as well as ginger, cinnamon, and clove flower. All of the ingredients work together to brighten and beautify your complexion.

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Other awesome options for sensitive or acne-prone skin

While enzyme peels are awesome and work with a variety of skin types, sometimes certain skin issues respond to other approaches or ingredients.

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Rose and Willowbark Purifying Mask

JUARA's Rose and Willowbark Purifying Mask contains salicin - the natural form of salicylic acid, which has a similar exfoliating effect to an enzyme peel in that it removes dead skin from the surface and prevents pores from clogging.

This purifying mask is derived from white willow bark, rose water, and red sandalwood. As with many of the ingredients in JUARA's skincare products, willow bark has been used for ages to soothe the skin. It possesses both anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, which fuel its pore-clearing and acne-fighting power. 

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This scrub not only contains enzymes but free radical fighting ingredients

JUARA's Rose and Willowbark Purifying Mask is a gentle, natural treatment that helps clear skin. In addition, the kaolin clay helps to refine the skin's texture, while the rice protein softens and further soothes the epidermis.

It's great to have in your arsenal when you want those blemishes to be gone, as it helps keep your skin naturally balanced and beautiful. You can use it as a spot treatment or clarify your whole face. The Oil-free formula is also free from added fragrances.

And while we're on the topic of enzyme peels, masks, and other products that gently work to improve complexion and smooth out impurities, here's another one for you.

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Turmeric Antioxidant Radiance Mask

JUARA's Turmeric Antioxidant Radiance Mask brightens and clarifies a stressed-out complexion. It transforms a dull surface into dewy and radiant skin, just as it promises.

Turmeric contains antioxidants that fight free radicals. This helps to decrease signs of early aging such as photodamage from sun exposure. The impressive formula for this non-drying face mask purifies and nourishes as it gives you glowing skin.

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All of the masks mentioned - and in fact, all of JUARA's products - are free of phthalates and sulfates, free from artificial colorants, and guilt-free, since there's no animal testing involved.

If you haven't yet tried an enzyme mask, see for yourself what it's all about. Do away with the dull and give yourself that youthful glow, no matter your age.

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