As the end of summer approaches, it’s time to start thinking about deep cleansing and clarifying treatments to rid the skin of congestion and breakouts. Between the sunscreen, sweat and overall humidity of New York summers, it’s no wonder that the number one client complaint for estheticians is clogged pores. There are a few different at home treatments that are available to help control and prevent congestion, but the common factor among all these treatments is the use of ingredients that exfoliate the skin. Natural enzyme treatments are effective at ridding the skin of any clogged pores or breakouts. Often found in fruits like pineapple and pumpkin, enzymes are a safe alternative to harsh chemicals and peels. A great way to get started is by using Arcona’s Golden Grain Gommage, with a blend of enzymes, clarifying lemon extract and soothing oatmeal. Soho Sanctuary carries the Arcona line, and also uses Arcona to perform professional enzyme peels for more advanced treatments. For best results at home give yourself a mini-facial by prepping the skin with steam before the enzymes, and then following up with a hydrating or soothing mask like the Arcona Wine Hydrating Mask.