When it comes to getting ready to glow, exfoliating and nourishing your skin are the first two steps to fit into your routine. Together, these little tweaks in your routine can transform your complexion, revealing soft, bright and healthy skin.
One of the most natural ways to get this glow is with fruit enzymes. They’re extremely effective but are also gentle enough to use on sensitive skin, so you don’t need to worry about irritation, inflammation or damage to your skin. If your skin struggles with acid exfoliation or physical scrubs, then it’s time to try fruit enzymes.
What is a fruit enzyme anyway?
Fruit enzymes are found in lots of different types of fruit, especially tropical fruits like pineapple, papaya and mango. They’re mainly used in skincare to exfoliate and nourish, revealing smooth and glowing skin. They exfoliate by speeding up your skin’s chemical reactions to slough away dead skin cells that can lead to a dull complexion.
Unlike other types of harsh exfoliators, they soothe the skin too, making them one of the safest and gentlest ways to exfoliate your skin. This means a glow without worrying about hyperpigmentation, skin damage or stripping the natural radiance from your skin. In fact, fruit enzymes can actually help to reduce inflammation - a major cause of skin damage and hyperpigmentation.
Fruit enzymes: the benefits
The main benefits of fruit enzymes in skin care is that they gently exfoliate your skin without irritating or inflaming it. This natural exfoliation gets rid of dead skin cells by breaking down the keratin protein that ‘glues’ your skin cells together and gives you smooth, glowing skin. It also doesn’t mess with your skin’s natural pH.
As we get older, natural cell turnover slows down, which can make your skin feel rough, dry and textured. Fruit acids help to deal with this, and can help to manage things like scarring, hyperpigmentation and signs of ageing like fine lines or dull skin. They’re great for mature skin as well as sensitive skin. If you want to brighten up your complexion gently and without stressing your skin, then a fruit enzyme could well be the way to go.
Another great benefit of exfoliating with fruit enzymes is that it’ll help your products absorb more easily afterwards. Whatever you apply after you exfoliate will sink into your fresh skin, as it’s smoother with no dead skin cells in the way. This in turn helps to nourish your skin too.
Fruit enzymes to look out for in skincare
Not sure what enzymes you need to add into your routine? Let’s take a closer look at the most commons fruit enzymes that are out there and what they can do for your skin:
Did you know that banana peel is filled with enzymes? They also help to extract toxins from the surface of the skin for easier exfoliation.
Guava is packed with vitamins and antioxidants that will boost your skin and protect it from damage. As well as exfoliating your skin, it can help to prevent signs of ageing too.
Mango is rich in vitamin C that helps your body to produce collagen (key for younger-looking, bouncy and supple skin). It’s also full of antioxidants to protect your skin and helps to hydrate when it’s applied to the skin.
Papaya is one of the most common enzymes used to exfoliate and add glow, improving skin tone, texture and brightness. It also may help with healing and inflammation.
Passionfruit enzyme delivers a serious antioxidant boost that helps to protect, repair and nourish your skin.
Bromelain (the enzyme that’s found in pineapple) is pretty well known for exfoliation, healing and brightening the skin. It’s also an antioxidant that’ll help protect your skin from damage during the day.
Pumpkin contains alpha-hydroxy acids that help to speed up cell regeneration. This means dull, dead skin is exfoliated away. It also contains vitamins A and C - both antioxidants - to help protect your skin.
Ready to try fruit enzymes?
If you’re ready to add fruit enzymes into your routine, you’ll love our Blue Dew Fruit Enzyme Oil To Milk Cleanser. It uses papaya and pineapple enzymes to gently exfoliate the skin whilst hydrating avocado oil and tansy oil help to cleanse, brighten and smooth. It even helps to remove makeup with its powerful plant-based, hydrating formula.