Getting a peel is highly recommended by professionals as a part of your skincare routine. Peels are a type of exfoliation that encourages turnover of cells in your skin. This helps your skin regenerate safely and heal to get rid of dead skin cells, dullness, and damage caused by free radicals. Over-exfoliation of course is a real thing and may cause more damage than your skin already has before the peel. An enzyme peel every few weeks is more than enough to maintain and help nourish your skin to a natural and youthful glow. What’s important is you observe and listen to your skin. With a well-balanced routine, you can finally say goodbye to break outs and keep your skin healthier than ever.

Chemical peels use fruit acids to exfoliate the skin. As gentle as these chemicals are, these can still be a bit too intense for some skin types. These chemicals include alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) and beta hydroxy acids (BHAs). But, if you have oily and acne-prone skin, it is recommended to use a chemical peel with the BHA, Salicylic Acid. Chemical peels can work wonders if it is well-assessed and yields immediate results right after the treatment. Although it’s good to make sure you use gentle and hydrating products post-treatment just so you can help the healing process and nourish the cells to achieve maximum rejuvenation and boost your skin’s health.


Enzyme peels are just as effective as any chemical peel but it uses fruit enzymes rather than acids so it’s a more gentle alternative to a chemical peel. Also, the properties in an enzyme peel makes it safe to use at home and noninvasive as it only sloughs away dead skin cells, making it ideal for sensitive and problematic skin. It also does not rely on acids so it has a better ph balance so it is less likely for your skin to be irritated at all. It doesn’t damage any of the live cells in your skin so it simply refreshes your skin in preparation for hydration and nourishment. You might not see immediate results that chemical peels can provide, but it immensely helps with skin aging, enlarged pores, and persistent blemishes. Enzyme peel are considered all-natural and have a wide variety of extra nourishing elements such as charcoal detox, extra hydration, and even clear brightening. But, since it’s all natural, it is free for use by pregnant women and immuno-compromised users such as cancer survivors, etc.


Both peels are effective and can yield amazing results to help your skin become healthier and brighter. It all depends on your skin’s needs. If you’re still just starting and exploring what would be the best option for you, it would be best to try an enzyme peel first that would be more gentle and would be less likely to trigger any breakouts, irritation or allergies. There are many options out there such as this hypoallergenic charcoal detox enzyme mask by Radical Skincare.

This Detox Charcoal Peel contains new actives, in the right dosage, to control the oil secretion in your skin, making it perfect for skin prone to blackheads and acne. All ingredients are chosen, first for their efficacy, and secondly for their multitasking activity of the aging metabolism. Activated charcoal draws bacteria, toxins, dirt and oil from the skin, multi-fruit enzymes help to immediately exfoliate the skin without irritation, and our Trylacel Technology encapsulates the powerful antioxidants and anti-aging ingredients. The most complete, comprehensive enzyme peel, so your skin is clean and clear.

Charcoal: Detoxifies the skin, helps with acne prone skin and blemishes
Fruit Enzymes: Papaya, Pineapple, Lemon, Pumpkin, Mango, Grapefruit, and Lime, to exfoliate the skin safely.
Coconut Oil: Helps to moisturize the skin
Cucumber Fruit Extract: Helps to calm and soothe the skin
Grape Seed Extract, Coffee Berry Extract, Green Tea Extract: Antioxidants that help fight free radicals
Allantoin: Calms, heals and soothes irritated skin, stimulates cell regeneration while moisturizing even the driest of skin.

The production of this product involves no animal testing and is priced an $45.00. You can get more details about it here.

Here’s to a safe and sound journey to better skin health!


Author's Bio: 

Beethy Chang