Category Archives: Acne

THE NUMBER ONE SKIN CARE MISTAKE YOU’RE MAKING AT THE GYM

Treadmills, ellipticals and exercise bikes. Sounds scary, right? As someone who frequents the gym, I love working up a healthy sweat. OK, maybe I don’t LOVE sweating but I DO love the satisfaction of staying fit and putting my health at the top of my To Do list. There’s nothing more exhilarating than finishing a workout, muscles fatigued and mind reenergized. But did you know there’s one common mistake people make during their workouts? Rubbing their face.

When-Replace-Gym-Towels

When we work out, our internal temperature rises, causing our capillaries to dilate. As our face releases the extra heat and sweat, we quickly grab for that towel to swipe the sweat off our hot and sensitive skin. Unfortunately, all that rubbing elevates redness and blocks our pores, leading up to — you guessed it — major breakouts!

Before you start pumping more iron or sprinting on the treadmill, think twice about wiping your face with a towel.  Avoid unwanted redness by taking a soft towel and gently patting the sweat off your face.

12696313_737099276427662_2141460028_o

And if you can’t break the habit, try a cooling serum like Enza Essentials RosaCalm to tame redness and calm reactive skin. The solution is really that simple. 🙂

xo Krista

Advertisements

WHY YOU SHOULD BE SCARED OF SUGAR THIS HALLOWEEN

Ready or not, Halloween is just around the corner! I love the season, all the decorations, dressing up in the perfect costume, and all the candy. I have a very strong sweet tooth and Halloween definitely knows how to satisfy it. But, did you know that sugar is not only bad on your waistline but on your skin as well? Uh oh….

candy_reaching

Why are tasty treats so bad for your skin? Sugar causes your insulin levels to spike, causing inflammation throughout your entire body. And as you already know, inflammation is never a good thing. Inflammation produces enzymes that actually break down collagen, leading to fine lines and wrinkles, acne, and uneven skin tone.

Kayla_candy

Be sure to think twice about reaching into a bowl of candy. But, if you’re like me and just simply cannot resist the chocolately goodness of Halloween sweets, be prepared to fight unwanted zits with the Spot Extractor. It literally banishes any pimple the moment it appears on my face. It’s the perfect addition to any costume!

candy_spotextractor

-xo Kayla

IS YOUR DAILY SKINCARE ROUTINE GIVING YOU WRINKLES?

It’s sort of like an unwritten rule – you ALWAYS need to wash your face before bed. You’ve been hearing beauty gurus and skin experts preach this for years – it’s nothing new. Makeup, dirt, and oil that has accumulated on your face throughout the day is seriously clogging your pores, which is why you need to wash it off. But, could this everyday beauty routine be the cause of your wrinkles?

IMG_3734

Washing your face with a scrub too aggressively every morning and night could potentially lead to skin damage. And if you’re already taking every precaution under the sun to keep your skin looking great, why ruin it this way? That’s why it’s SO important to only exfoliate 2-3 times a week – you don’t want to overdo it with a scrub. And remember, think longer – not harder – when it comes to exfoliating.

IMG_3731

The simple way to fix the problem? Use a gentle cleanser and softly massage it into your skin with your fingertips. Enza Essentials Extraction Cleanser is what I use daily to wash away impurities deep down in my pores while still keeping my skin soft and hydrated. This way, I can still have fresh, clean skin without hurting my delicate complexion. It’s a win-win!

IMG_3736

-xo Kayla

WE LOVE OUR BLOGGERS: INSTAGRAM EDITION

Wow, I can’t believe it’s already Friday! I hope you have some fun plans for the weekend. Today I want to catch you all up on what our AMAZING bloggers have been saying about Enza on Instagram lately!

Capture

Emily from @musingsofglitter said “I couldn’t wait to try out the Enza Essentials skin care line! The best part about this company is that they offer customizable skin care suites that are tailored to your specific needs! I’ve been using it for a few days now and I already see a huge difference in my skin!”

Capture3

How gorgeous does Mary of @mksportsanista look while applying her Eyebright Intensive Eye Creme?? “I’ve been using their products for the last month and I couldn’t be more happy with the results.”

Capture2

We absolutely LOVE @aubreykinch and her support! “I’ve been dealing with acne for such a long time and back in February of 2014 I changed my whole skin regimen to @enzaprgirl and haven’t looked back! This is not something I’m paid to post but simply a product I love and fully stand behind after using it for so long! The saturation line has been perfect for my combo skin – the glycolic serum + hydrating creme being my favorite! If you fall into that category, I recommend making the investment on product that makes a difference and if you’re a little unsure, they can even build you a custom suite of product to work for your unique skin! I’m just a happy customer and wanted to share! ☺️”

Capture4

@raysa.garcia makes sure she wears her SPF every single day and she also LOVES our enza.com website – you better go check it out for yourself! “Talking about these amazing products @enzaprgirl #enzabeautiful. Please check out their incredible website for more details.”

Capture5

I’m seriously obsessed with this shot from @lycheestyle! “Thank you @enzaprgirl for customizing my new skincare routine! I am so excited to begin the journey!”

Have a fabulous weekend! -xo Kayla

ARE YOU WASHING YOUR FACE CORRECTLY?

It may seem like a pretty straightforward concept – squirt some cleanser into your hands, scrub your face, rinse with water, and dry off. Most of us do this everyday (hopefully twice a day!) and don’t put too much thought or effort into it. But, there actually are a few face-washing mistakes that many of us do every time we begin our skin care routine. Keep reading to find out if you’re guilty of any!

IMG_5514

Mistake #1: Your hands are dirty.

It may seem silly, but before you wash your face, you NEED to wash your hands. In fact, you shouldn’t even think about touching your face without freshly-cleansed hands ever. It’s so important to expose your face to as little bacteria as possible, and we all know how nasty our hands can be.

e89f8597-4455-498b-872f-d68fcee4b68d

Mistake #2: The water is too hot. 

Since cooler weather is quickly approaching, it’s very tempting to use hot water when washing your face. Truth is, hot water washes away skin’s protective oils, leaving it dry, tight, and itchy. Instead, use lukewarm water – the lower temperature is much less harsh on your delicate skin.

IMG_7670

Mistake #3: You’re only washing once.

When you only wash your face once, you’re really only cleansing the dirt, makeup, and bacteria that’s on the surface of your skin. To get an even deeper clean, wash a second time to get the oil and bacteria that’s hiding down in your pores. I cleanse my skin twice every night with my Extraction Cleanser – it leaves my skin feeling amazing.

IMG_7058

Mistake #4: You’re not following up.

So you’ve taken my advice above and correctly washed your face – great job! But, is that all you’re doing? Cleansing just provides a blank canvas for the rest of your skincare regimen. Even if you’re extremely low-maintenance, be sure to follow up with a toner (to balance skin tone and minimize pores) and a moisturizer for your best skin possible.

Are you committing any of these cleansing crimes? -xo Kayla

FRESHEN UP FOR FALL

Wow – I can’t believe it’s already September! With fall officially here, you want to look and feel refreshed. Unfortunately, you may have noticed your skin seems a little duller than usual. Thanks to summer’s extreme heat, lots of dead skin, sweat, and bacteria have accumulated on your face and body. What’s the quickest way to an instant “glow”? Exfoliation.

Scrubs 3

Exfoliating is one of the most beneficial things you can do for your skin. It’s SO important to rid your skin of bacteria and dirt regularly. If you’re not exfoliating, those nasty pollutants may be irritating acne and blemishes, and could be increasing your chances of acne scarring!

Scrubs 2

When choosing the right exfoliator, it’s important to use one product for your body and another for your face, as the skin on your face and neck are thin and more sensitive than the rest of your body. For your body, I recommend using Enza Essentials Shea Butter Body Polish – it effectively softens, hydrates, and revives your skin while sloughing off dead, dry cells.

Scrubs 1

When it comes to your face, it’s the same idea. However, because the skin on your face is more sensitive and we are much more cautious of acne and blemishes, it’s important to use an exfoliator with natural rice, grains, and oats that will act as a masque to gently and effectively absorb the unwanted acne-causing oils. The natural ingredients will also work to polish away those impurities caused by summer sweat or sun damage and leave your face looking bright and refreshed. Enza Essentials Fine Facial Polish does an amazing job and smells great, too!

Do you exfoliate regularly? -xo Kayla

BLOGGER LOVIN’ LATELY

I’m SO excited to share with you today some of the amazing blogger coverage we’ve been getting lately! I can’t thank the blogging world enough for being super supportive and fantastic. Here’s a look at a few bloggers who’ve been using Enza Essentials!

Lipstick Heels and a Baby

Jessica of Lipstick, Heels & a Baby said “Overall, I am loving Enza! My skin feels so soft and clear and I can really see a difference in my pores on my cheeks.” Watch her super cute review video below! 

P. S. – How cute does she look in her beBEAUTIFUL tee? Order yours today!

Louboutins and Love

Are you obsessed with eye creams like Esther from Louboutins & Love is? “Another favorite from the products Enza sent is their Eyebright Anti-Puffiness Gelée. I have this thing for eye creams and this one definitely lives up to my standards. Not too heavy or light, it just feels refreshing around my eyes.” 

Styled and Taylored

Hayley of Styled & Taylored doesn’t need to wear much makeup anymore after starting her Enza skin care regimen: “Before beginning my Enza regimen I was wearing liquid foundation to work everyday to cover the imperfections.  All I wanted was to get back to feeling comfortable with wearing powder foundation only during the week, but my little dark spots were seriously holding me back.  I was super self conscious about it, and now I can officially say that I am fine with minimal makeup for work!  I feel like my skin has a glow that it’s never had before.” Read her full review here and find out what products she’s using!

Gypsy Tan

“I have been using the products for 2 straight weeks and I see such a positive change in my skin already… Instructions were included for my specific skin care regimen. It also included not only a full list of ingredients of the 8 products but it also described what those ingredients really do for our skin.” -Sabrina of Gypsy Tan

If you want to know what skin care products you should be using and when to use them, fill out a skin care questionnaire here and receive 30% off your personalized regimen! -xo Kayla

WHY YOU NEED CUSTOMIZED SKINCARE

For most things in life, one size doesn’t fit all. The shirt you’re wearing, the car you’re driving, even the city you live in isn’t going to satisfy everyone – that also goes for skin care. No two people have the exact same skin, so not all products will work for everyone. It’s so important to use skin care that targets exactly what you need, which is why Enza Essentials is perfect for you.

ZDS_1148

Not only does Enza recommend products that work with your skin type, but with your location, hobbies, and lifestyle, too. If two people both have combination skin and one is acne-prone and the other is concerned about wrinkles, sure – they both may use the Sustaining Cleanser and Cool Sustaining Toner, but they each need different treatments to help with their individual concerns, such as the Pore Extraction Masque to fight breakouts or the Tri-Peptide Cell Activator to smooth fine lines.

ZDS_1041

The best part? Finding out what customized skin care regimen you should be using for your specific skin type and lifestyle is SO easy – just fill out this questionnaire to see what the skin experts at Enza recommend. It really is that simple! And don’t forget – you’ll receive 30% off when you order your customized skin care suite!

-xo Kayla

 

CELEBRITY SKIN ENVY: RACHEL MCADAMS

rachelmcadamswearsnars-midnightinparispremiere1

Ever since The Notebook, I’ve seriously LOVED Rachel McAdams. She’s hilarious, gorgeous, down-to-earth, and has stunning skin. I’m completely envious!

rachel-mcadams_glamour_9aug13_pa_b_592x888

Although her hair color is always changing, her complexion certainly does not – it’s ALWAYS perfect. Rachel is such a natural beauty, as it never looks like she’s trying too hard. Her skin always looks so hydrated and smooth – I read that she’s really into skin care and cleanses her skin every single morning and night.

82nd+Annual+Academy+Awards+Arrivals+7pWT2NG6a0yl

The Mean Girls star always turns heads on the Red Carpet. What I love most about Rachel is that she doesn’t need to wear much makeup to look absolutely flawless. Her minimal makeup and bright, glowing skin are the best accessories that she can wear! If you want vibrant skin like Rachel’s, try using Enza Essentials Vitamin C Serum.

09/04/2009 - Rachel McAdams - 35th Annual Deauville American Film Festival - Day 1 - Opening Ceremony - Arrivals - Deauville - Deauville, France - Keywords:  - 0 -  - Photo Credit: Pixplanete / PR Photos - Contact (1-866-551-7827)

She doesn’t have a single sign of sun damage anywhere! And her skin looks poreless – Rachel must use the Pore Extraction Masque on the regular. I use mine 2-3 times a week and it’s seriously made such a difference in shrinking the appearance of my pores. I love it!

-xo Kayla

PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: STRESS EXTRACTION CREME

I don’t know about you, but summertime has me feelin’ the heat! And when the weather is warm, I don’t want to be wearing anything too heavy – my skin care products included.

IMG_8831

It’s plain and simple – whether you have dry, oily, or combination skin, you need to be moisturizing, even during the sweaty summer months. Enza Essentials Stress Extraction Creme is the perfect moisturizer for this time of year – it’s super lightweight so it doesn’t make your skin feel heavy or greasy. It’s also oil-free so you can officially say goodbye to that T-zone shine.

IMG_8834

I love the Stress Extraction Creme because it gives me the right amount of balance, as it keeps my skin hydrated while keeping blemishes away. I’ve honestly noticed such a difference in my skin tone, too, after I’ve started using this creme. It’s SO much clearer and more even. It’s the greatest feeling knowing that I can leave the house without having to worry about looking oily halfway through the day!

20 Perc Off Stress Extraction Creme FB-02

And the best part? You can get the Stress Extraction Creme for 20% off until the end of the month at enza.com! Don’t miss out!