We road-test that freaky facial treatment you keep seeing all over your Instagram feed.

Mary White just turned 27 and realised it might be time to start looking after her skin. She decided she would start with the enzyme treatment that’s flooding Instagram at the moment, to see if all the hype is worth it. Here’s what she had to say.

This isn’t a sponsored post but rather a PSA to all of the women out there who are suffering their ‘skin life crisis’ like I am. For me it kicked in at 27 and to be honest I’d never been overly worried about ageing or my skin until now. One day I just woke up to realise I’m not as fresh-faced as a 20-year-old anymore.

So I wanted to do something about it.

When one of my girlfriends – who’s also a pharmacist and skincare fiend – told me about a standing booking she has for an enzyme treatment at Hud Skin + Body in Melbourne’s St Kilda, I couldn’t have fumbled any quicker for my phone to book an appointment. After all, my friend is constantly glowing, hardly wears any makeup, and her skin is looking the best it ever has.

I was curious to see if this treatment – the one I keep seeing plastered all over my Instagram feed – was worth it.

From the moment I walked in to Hud I was blown away – I mean, the place is the Disneyland of beauty. I even sat down with my skin therapist Lisa who drew a diagram and spoke through each step of the treatment and what it was actually going to do, which was an extremely refreshing experience.

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In case you haven’t heard about it, the main purpose of the DMK enzyme treatment is to detoxify all the nasties out of your skin using your own lymphatic system. It’s a non-invasive treatment and works to remove dead protein cells from the surface of the skin without stripping it back.

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Traditionally cosmetic style facials work topically on the surface of the skin however the DMK enzyme treatment works with the internal structures and functions of the skin, so that we’re really getting to the core of any problems. Essentially it flushes out the build-up of toxins and floods our cells with fresh new blood and oxygen.

Once the treatment is applied it begins a tightening action which also has the bonus effect of actually exercising the facial muscles. This tones and tightens the facial muscles without having to physically exercise them yourself.

The result is firmer, smoother, tighter skin – win!

Now for the infamous plasmatic effect of the enzyme treatment. (You can see the result for yourself in the video playing below...)

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This 'veiny' reaction occurs because our blood vessels and lymph nodes begin responding to the treatment. You get a rush of fresh oxygenated blood to the skin due to the dilated capillaries, creating a roadmap effect where the treatment has been applied.

The treatment is applied for 45 minutes - of pure heaven, might I add - with the option of listening to a guided meditation. While the mediation is taking place, the therapist writes up a skin prescription based on their skin consultation at the beginning of the appointment.

Since my appointment, I've noticed my skin isn't as blotchy or red. It's smoother and more balanced, particularly when it comes to the areas on my face where I once had a build up of oil, like my nose and chin. Actually... I haven't had a breakout in the last few weeks at all.

My verdict? DMK enzyme treatments are worth it. It can cost around $169 per session, but I can definitely rationalise the expense as something that will - hopefully - save me money on treatments and skincare down the track.

The DMK range takes a holistic approach to skin and I can genuinely say I’ve noticed a difference in my skin in the space of three weeks.

Needless to say I’ve already booked in my next treatment and couldn’t more highly recommend an Enzyme Treatment to re-store your glow and take charge of your skin life crisis.

You can find out more about Hud Skin + Body's enzyme treatment here

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