What Are Papaya Fruit Enzymes Doing in Your Foot Soak?
Battling with feet that are hard, dry and cracked can be a nightmare if you’re not using the right products to treat your feet. Obviously, you’ve considered exfoliating, but perhaps you’ve not had much luck with any of the products that you’ve used? If you’ve tried granular exfoliating scrubs or pumice stones and found them to be too harsh on your skin, you might be pleasantly surprised by our new go-to solution – fruit enzymes, a milder alternative to harsh scrubs and other exfoliating acids.
As if we needed another reason to love fruit! Nowadays, fruit enzymes are used across a range of skincare products to exfoliate, brighten and soothe the skin. In this article, we’ll be looking at what fruit enzymes are, what they do, and where you can buy your very own fruit enzyme foot soak.
What Exactly Are Enzymes?
Enzymes are protein types produced by living organisms that are made up of amino acids. They are natural catalysts that create and speed up chemical reactions and break down proteins, much like the enzymes in your stomach. Enzymes help your body in many different ways by aiding digestion, exfoliating the skin, and much more.
It is important to know that while enzymes and acids (think AHA’s and BHA’s) both gently remove dead skin, they are not the same thing. Acids permeate the deep layers of the skin, whereas enzymes only work the outermost layer of the skin. Nor do enzymes interfere with the skin’s natural pH balance.
The majority of enzymes used in skincare products are obtained from a variety of fruit, including mango, pineapple, and papaya. These enzymes are aptly called fruit enzymes. Papaya enzymes, found in papaya fruit, is an effective skin exfoliant, and may also potentially help prevent free radical damage and oxidative stress.
What Role Do Fruit Enzymes Play in Skincare?
Fruit enzymes can help soothe irritated or inflamed skin, and brighten dull-looking skin. They are also used for their exfoliating properties. Fruit enzymes slough away dead, rough skin cells by breaking down keratin protein bonds in the top layer of the skin, ridding you of dead skin cells to reveal smoother, healthier skin. Fruit enzymes may be found in a variety of products used for the skin, such as face masks, serums, cleansers, toners, moisturisers, exfoliants, and foot soaks.
Are Fruit Enzymes Suitable for All Skin Types?
Compared to other harsher scrubs and exfoliants enzymes are a good option for all skin types, including sensitive skin. Because fruit enzymes are unable to penetrate the deeper layers of the skin, potential irritation or other undesirable reactions are unlikely. This means that fruit enzymes are gentle enough to be used on a regular basis, and this applies to all skin types!
Baby Foot® Peel-Enhancing Foot Soak
Now that you know a bit more about the marvellous benefits of using fruit enzyme supplemented skincare products, are you ready to try any of them for yourself? If so, you’ll love the Baby Foot® product that we’ve got in mind. The Baby Foot® Peel-Enhancing Foot Soak is a perfect introduction to fruit enzyme skin care and it’s a real treat for your feet!
Papaya enzymes are one of many magical natural ingredients found in the Baby Foot® Peel-Enhancing Foot Soak. As part of the Baby Foot® Peel-Enhancing Foot Soak, papaya enzymes target the hard, dry, cracked skin cells of the feet, leaving you with smooth, supple, baby-soft feet. These enzymes also make it easier for your skin to absorb moisturisers, leaving your feet in tip-top shape.