Facials come in several different forms, functions, and types. At Blu Ice Med Spa, one of those types is the foaming enzyme facial. This post will briefly touch on all the details you need to know to pertain to our foaming enzyme facial treatment. We will cover the basics such as what foaming enzyme facial is, how it works, its benefits, how the procedure goes, its side effects, and more. Let’s begin!

What is the Foaming Enzyme Facial Treatment?

The foaming enzyme facial is a dynamic cleansing and exfoliating treatment. It consists of papaya and pineapple enzymes mixed with potent medical-grade glycolic acid. The substance creates a lavish foam while bioactive ingredients penetrate the pores for thorough cleansing and exfoliating. The foaming enzyme facial leaves your face healthier and more radiant.

How the Foaming Enzyme Facial Treatment Work

Dirt, excessive oil (results from the sebaceous glands producing too much sebum), and dead skin cells can clog up the pores. This problem results in many cosmetic issues, including acne breakouts, blackheads, whiteheads, enlarged pores, a dull complexion, and more. A foaming enzyme facial prevents and treats these problems. The two most basic functions of facials, in general, are cleansing and exfoliating. With these two primary functions, facials can prevent and treat the issues resulting from clogged pores. The cleansing act removes the substances blocking the pores, and the exfoliation part sands the top layer of the skin to bring out the healthier and more radiant skin beneath.

But the foaming enzyme facial treatment goes deeper than that. To understand how this fantastic facial works, we must discuss its ingredients.

Glycolic Acid

Let’s begin with the active substance that binds the foaming enzyme facial together: glycolic acid. Glycolic acid is a prevalent ingredient in many types of facials, lotions, and topical skin care creams. It is a type of alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) that comes from sugar canes. This substance is colorless, odorless, and hygroscopic – it absorbs moisture from the atmosphere. Its primary function in cosmetic products is to exfoliate the skin. However, it does not roughly and mechanically sand the skin to exfoliate it as other exfoliation techniques do.

Instead, glycolic acid chemically separates the connections between the keratinocytes in the epidermis, the topmost or outermost layer of the skin. Keratinocytes compose most of the skin cells in the epidermis; it makes up around 90% of the skin cells in that layer. It covers the epidermis from its deepest layer to its uppermost layer. When glycolic acid comes into contact with the keratinocytes in the epidermis, it separates those cells from each other. In response, the body speeds up cell turnover and raises fresher, healthier, and younger skin cells to the surface. Glycolic acid then essentially simulates the effects of an exfoliation agent but without the rough sanding of the skin away.

Pineapple Extract

Many facials contain glycolic acid, but the foaming enzyme facial uniquely features pineapple and papaya extracts. Let’s focus on the pineapple extract’s contribution to this process for now. Pineapple delivers tons of benefits to the skin, cosmetically and medically. It calms inflammation, reverses skin disease, fights signs of aging, speeds healing of wounds, defends from sub damage, and protects the skin from free radicals. But probably, its most significant contribution is that it expedites the collagen production process in the skin. Collagen is a big deal in skin health and appearance. In fact, many cosmetic treatments – such as SkinPen and microneedling – are only beneficial because they boost collagen production. Collagen is the foundational building block of the skin.

Collagen makes up to 70% of the proteins in the skin; of all the proteins in the body, it is the most numerous. Its function is to structure the skin and make it strong and resilient. Without collagen, the skin collapses; wrinkles and fine lines begin to form, sagging occurs, and the skin loses its firmness and youth. The body naturally loses its collagen as we age. By 35 to 40, we lose enough collagen that signs of aging appear. Boosting the production of the substance is critical to maintaining a youthful appearance. And in the foaming enzyme facial, the pineapple extract fulfills the stimulation of collagen production. Pineapple achieves these many things because it contains the enzyme bromelain.

Papaya Extract

Papaya also has many benefits for the skin, but the most profound is its richness in vitamin E. Vitamin E does a lot for the skin, including:

  • Sunburn prevention
  • Prevents fine lines and wrinkles
  • Reduces scar intensity
  • Prevents scar formation
  • Combats diseases like psoriasis, eczema, and skin cancer
  • Lessens skin itching
  • Heals wounds
  • Moisturizes skin

Aside from possessing a large amount of vitamin E, papaya also contains papain enzymes. Papain enzyme is one of the most beneficial beauty product ingredients because of its several aesthetic powers. Papain enzyme is a potent skin cleanser,  removes dead skin cells, prevents acne breakouts, unclogs the pores, and makes the skin more radiant.

The Benefits of Facial

We already covered them a bit, but let’s just state all the benefits of the treatment one more time for clarity’s sake.

  • Exfoliation
  • Unclogging of the pores
  • Tightening of the pores
  • Cleansing of the epidermis
  • Removal of dead skin cells
  • Preventing acne breakouts, blackheads, and whiteheads
  • Sunburn prevention
  • Prevents fine lines and wrinkles
  • Reduces scar intensity
  • Prevents scar formation
  • Reverses skin diseases
  • Lessens skin itching
  • Heals wounds
  • Moisturizes skin
  • Boosts collagen production
  • Protects from sun damage
  • Combats signs of aging
  • Fights inflammation
  • Defends skin from harmful free radicals
  • More radiant and healthier skin

As you can see, the foaming enzyme facial treatment boasts tons of benefits. Some of these benefits are more significant than others. You can’t expect to cure skin cancer because the treatment has papaya in it. But on smaller or larger scales, foaming enzyme facial is undeniably good for you.

Talk to Blu Ice Med Spa About Foaming Enzyme Facial

To set an appointment for a foaming enzyme facial with Blu Ice Med Spacontact us through our website, phone at 651-330-8642, or email bluicemedspa@gmail.com. Our office is at 9900 Valley Creek Road, Suite 105, Woodbury, MN 55125.

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