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Natural Ways to Keep Your Skin Clear

I recently did a video on YouTube about how I cleared my acne, have you seen it? If not, a quick recap is that I started using a product called…

I recently did a video on YouTube about how I cleared my acne, have you seen it? If not, a quick recap is that I started using a product called “Curology” and I am absolutely in love! This acne prevention medication is custom tailored for your skin and monitored by a licensed dermatologist, so this will work with any skin type (get a 30 day trial for free here:  https://curology.com/invite/chelsea). But, for those of you who like to go the more all natural, DIY skincare route, I did a bit of research and found 4 at-home skincare tips to keep your skin clear!

  1. Incorporate coconut oil: I like to use a little coconut oil on my skin after my shower, just to keep my skin soft. It is also antibacterial, so it keeps your skin clean and clear.
  2. Exfoliate daily: Use an exfoliant such as a sugar scrub every day to keep your pores clear and skin smooth. Every-day exfoliation helps keep oil and gunk from building up on your skin and in your pores!FullSizeRender-30
  3. Drink lots of water: Keeping yourself hydrated means keeping your skin hydrated! Staying hydrated helps your skin stay clear and moisturized.
  4. Change your pillowcase every/every other day. This keeps bacteria from building up and smothering your skin while you sleep!

If skin medicines aren’t your thing, try these healthy tips to keep acne away!

XOXO, Chels

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Curology Skincare: What Worked for Me!

The amount of different brands and products I’ve tried to clear up my acne is endless. It seems like all of my money is being used for the same results!…

The amount of different brands and products I’ve tried to clear up my acne is endless. It seems like all of my money is being used for the same results! I recently uploaded a video that talked about a brand that FINALLY cleared my acne! I thought I’d tell you all a little more in depth how these products can work for you, too :).

First comes first, checking out their website. After learning a little about the company, you’ll probably (at least I did!) want to start ordering your products! You have to begin by taking a medical questionnaire. Curology wants to know as much about your skin and what your skin goals are as possible! It’ll ask you detailed questions about your skin and medical history.Chelsea Crockett - Curology Perscription

Step 2 gets even more personal! They’ll want you to upload photos of your skin and your acne/breakouts. Your healthcare provider will review and examine them to pick the right products for your skin type specifically. The third part of the process is receiving your prescription such as the one above. They ship your products right to your front door! They say to apply them once every night before going to sleep.

You can track your improvement by uploading videos and discussing your progress with your healthcare provider. You can even update your products to keep up with your improvement. Let me know if you decide to try it out for yourself! It’s definitely worth it!

Love, Chelsea

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Acne Myths Busted!

There are hundreds of rumors that circle the beauty world daily. Whether they’re related to acne, hair, makeup, etc., they can be proved to be true or false with a…

There are hundreds of rumors that circle the beauty world daily. Whether they’re related to acne, hair, makeup, etc., they can be proved to be true or false with a few simple facts. I’ve heard a lot of things said about acne and breakouts that I couldn’t resist finding out the truth behind them. I found some facts that totally bust these common acne misconceptions!Chelsea Crockett - Acne Care Tips

  • “Makeup makes your acne worse.” False! Of course there are some brands and products that your skin won’t like and often breakout in response to them. But finding the right makeup for your skin can actually improve your acne by absorbing harmful oils.
  • “Your acne has nothing to do with your diet.” False! Eating foods high in sugar and fat can trigger acne. That doesn’t mean you can’t eat junk food every once in a while, but eating it for every meal can be the cause of your breakouts!
  • “Toothpaste can get rid of pimples.” False! Sometimes, yes, toothpaste can dry out your acne and speed up the healing process, but toothpaste isn’t made for your skin! Toothpaste can cause irritation and breakouts, especially if you have sensitive skin.
  • “Washing your face several times throughout the day can get rid of breakouts.” False! Of course washing your face is something you should do daily, but doing too much of anything can often hurt instead of help. Washing your face too much can make your skin extra dry and cause irritation. Be careful with how you deal with your breakouts.

Hopefully these helped you clear up some unanswered questions about acne! What other common myths do you know to be proved false? Share with me below :)!

XO – Chelsea

 

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5 Concealer Hacks You Can’t Live Without

Concealer is a life saver when it comes to baggy eyes and random pimples, but there are other, outside-of-the-box uses that have recently been brought to my attention… And let…

Concealer is a life saver when it comes to baggy eyes and random pimples, but there are other, outside-of-the-box uses that have recently been brought to my attention… And let me tell you, you will never look at concealer the same! I love discovering beauty hacks and sharing them with you all. So… here are five concealer hacks!

  1. Spoiler alert: concealer can actually be used as a subtle lip liner that makes your lips pop! If you apply a layer around both your upper and lower lips, it will give off a more plump lip illusion.Chelsea Crockett - Contour
  2. Concealer is the key to contouring. Without it, your face won’t be highlighted enough to complete the look. The picture on the right shows where you’re supposed to apply the concealer for the best contour results. Follow it! I promise it works like magic!
  3. Apply a dab of concealer to your eyelids before applying eye shadow. This prevents the shadow from setting in your creases and falling off easily!
  4. Everyone wants perfect eyebrows, am I right? Apply a light concealer around the outline of your brows to make them pop! It makes them so much more noticeable.
  5. Have you ever heard of green concealer? Let me tell you, it’s a lifesaver. The color of the concealer cancels out the redness of acne and covers up pimples better than normal concealer. Buy some and try it out for yourself!

I hope these make your life a little bit easier :)!

XO – Chelsea

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Preventing Summer Breakouts 101

Summer is the prime time for your skin to be extra vulnerable to acne and breakouts.  Using certain sunscreens, getting sweaty faces from the heat, and late nights prior to…

Summer is the prime time for your skin to be extra vulnerable to acne and breakouts.  Using certain sunscreens, getting sweaty faces from the heat, and late nights prior to crawling into bed without washing your face are just a few examples.  There are certain ways to prevent summer breakouts, and I have the scoop!

I know during the warm weather my skin gets extra oily and there’s no stopping it!  This is one of the main causes to zits and acne.  There is one way to slow down your oil glands and that’s by avoiding alcohol based skin products.  These dry out your pores, tricking them into the urge to balance your skin’s moisture. Therefore, they over produce oil and make your face greasy and gross!  Yuck!

Sunscreen is basically the answer to everything during the summer! Chelsea Crockett - Clinique SunscreenMake sure you always, always, always wear sunscreen when you’re out in the sun for a long amount of time.  No sunscreen equals sunburns, and sunburns equal dried out skin.  And what happens to dry skin?  Your oil glands will think they need to moisturize your skin, therefore causing oily skin.  I suggest using a moisturizer with an SPF of at least 30 in it.  You’re basically killing two birds with one stone :)!

Lastly, and most importantly, wash your face twice a day!  Especially if you sweat a lot during your days in the sun.  Sweat mixes with bacteria and dirt on your skin to create a ugly combination.  Gross!  Let me know what tricks you use for preventing summer breakouts in the comments below!

XOXO – Chelsea

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Skin Rules to Never Break

Dear girls who have naturally clear skin: be so so SO grateful for that!! Girls like me who have to work to have clear skin would kill to have your…

Dear girls who have naturally clear skin: be so so SO grateful for that!! Girls like me who have to work to have clear skin would kill to have your gorgeous “I woke up like this” façade. According to experts, there are a few “rules” that you need to follow in order to get fabulously flawless skin. Here are those very rules so you know NOT to break them!20131109_Chelsea-0063-XL

  1. SPF all the way: Wear a minimum of SPF 15 on a daily basis. This will help prevent skin damage, wrinkles, sunburn, and skin cancer.
  2. Work it out: Exercise isn’t always the most fun activity on the planet, but when you get that heart pumping you are delivering oxygen to your skin! Plus, you are burning calories and toning that fab figure.
  3. Say no to cigarettes: Not only is smoking terrible for your health in general, it is also horrible for your skin. Smoking causes your lung capacity to decrease, which causes decreased oxygenation of your tissues and gives your liver too much work to do to process the toxins. This makes your skin to dehydrate, cease to glow, and become inflamed.
  4. Don’t pick at zits: If you pop your pimples, you can cause them to scar! The best way to zap a zit is to put an ice cube wrapped in a cloth on your pimple for a minute.
  5. Exfoliate: This can help get rid of acne scars and also allows skin products to absorb better and work more effectively!

These are just a few things experts say will help you get gorgeous skin. Seems easy enough, right?

XOXO, Chels

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Oily Skin? Try Salt Toner.

I struggle with oily skin, like a lot of girls my age. I have learned a lot of natural ways to combat my oily skin, and using salt as a…

I struggle with oily skin, like a lot of girls my age. I have learned a lot of natural ways to combat my oily skin, and using salt as a facial toner is just one of them! Salt exfoliates, cleanses, and tones your skin while giving it a softer, blemish-free look! Here is how I use salt in my skin beauty regimen.

Salt toner:

  1. Mix 1 tsp of sea salt and 1 tsp of apple cider vinegar with 2 cups of waterSea salt
  2. Pour the mixture into a container so that you can store it.
  3. This is how you use the toner: wash your face like you normally would, and then use a cotton ball to apply the salt toner all over your skin. After you have applied it, wash it off with cold water. You can also fill a small spray bottle with it and spray your face instead of using a cotton ball.

How does this toner work exactly? I’m glad you asked. The apple cider vinegar and sea salt both have properties that will prevent & reduce acne and blackheads as well as keep your skin clear. These ingredients are cheap and all natural so you can feel good about what you are putting on your skin!

 

Happy cleansing!

XOXO, Chels

 

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Beauty Myths Busted!

I’m sure many of you have heard some ridiculous beauty statements that either seem too good to be true or completely false!  It can be hard to decide whether or…

I’m sure many of you have heard some ridiculous beauty statements that either seem too good to be true or completely false!  It can be hard to decide whether or not these beauty myths are true.  Let’s break them down and get to the facts!Chelsea Crockett- washing hair

  1. “Washing your hair every day is bad for it.”  MOSTLY FALSE.  If you have oily hair, it is understandable to wash your hair every day.  It won’t do any harm to it.  If your hair is coarse or dry, you may want to wash your hair every other day.  Shampoo can dry out hair, so you don’t want to make your hair dryer than it already is.
  2. “Hair grows back thicker after you shave it.”  FALSE.  Whenever we shave our leg hair, it cuts through the middle of the hair creating a straight line.  This creates the illusion of thicker leg hair even though it’s the same size and same color.  Nothing is different!
  3. “Putting makeup on zits makes them worse.”  TRUE.  If you’re trying to cover up a pesky zit with an oil based or heavy cream concealer, you’re probably going to make it worse!  When you pack on the makeup your pores cannot breathe, therefore collecting more dirt.  Try covering it up with a light powder or go all natural!
  4. “Split ends can be repaired.”  Unfortunately, FALSE.  There are many hair care products out today claiming they can repair split ends.  Well, I’m sad to report that these beauty brands are telling you tales.  The only true way to banish split ends is to cut them off!
  5. “Chocolate, pizza, and French fries will give me zits!”  FALSE.  Indulging in greasy food every once in a while will do no harm.  It’s your regular diet that will determine whether or not you have nice skin.  If your entire diet consists of chocolate, pizza, and French fries, then it’s very possible that you will have acne.  Enjoy these types of food minimally.

BOOM, busted!!  Now you know the truth about these tricky beauty myths!

Love,

Chelsea

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Natural Ways to Get Rid of Scarring

            Acne, birth marks, and facial injuries can leave our skin looking a little rough.  Finally the zits have gone away, but the scars left are no fun either.  There…

            Acne, birth marks, and facial injuries can leave our skin looking a little rough.  Finally the zits have gone away, but the scars left are no fun either.  There are many beauty products that claim to reduce scarring, but these products can be expensive and usually contain a lot of chemicals.  Luckily, there are so many natural ways to reduce scarring on your own for half the cost!  By using these products you can safely reduce scarring, while not hurting your skin.

            Many scars are darker than our normal skin tone making it easy for them to be spotted.  Lemon juice, a natural bleach aid, can be rubbed on the scars to lighten the color.  Apply the lemon juice twice a day for 15 minutes before rinsing off with water.  Do this until you are happy with the results!  Ice and aloe are two natural ways to get rid of scars as well.  Although it can be cold and a little painful, rubbing ice on your scars for 15 minutes a day can help tighten the skin.  Apply ChelseaCrockett- icealoe gel to new scars to prevent permanent scarring.  You can even apply this to the scars after the ice has been removed.

If you’ve seen some of my latest videos, then you’ve probably heard me talk about tea tree oil.  It works like magic and can found at almost any drug store!  I’ve been applying it to my acne scars and have watched them disappear.  Remember, getting rid of scars does not happen overnight.  Be patient, apply the proper treatment, and watch the scars fade away.

XOXO,

Chelsea

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Honey Benefits for Your Skin

For those of you that don’t know, honey is a cheap and excellent start for a recipe for healthy skin.  You may think of it as only an ingredient, but now…

For those of you that don’t know, honey is a cheap and excellent start for a recipe for healthy skin.  You may think of it as only an ingredient, but now you can put it to other uses!

Besides its great taste, honey has a wide variety of vitamins and minerals that soothes and hydrates your skin.  Along with moisturizing, honey also helps remove acne and other skin blemishesChelsea Crockett - Honey.  Putting it into action can be done easily at home.  Homemade recipes such as honey masks, lotions, and even hair products are easy to make and results are easy to get.  If you plan on whipping up your own creation, make sure you use raw, natural honey.  This will promote new tissue growth and help exfoliate your skin.  After washing off your honey, a small amount of it still remains in your pores, attracting moisture from the air and leaving your skin hydrated and fresh.  One neat thing about honey is you don’t need to mix it with anything!  Using a teaspoon of raw, natural honey and spreading it on your face will do the job.  Leave it on for as little as 10 minutes or as much as an hour.  After that, just rinse it off with warm water.  It should come off real easily and allow you to have beautiful, glowing skin.

Many natural substances can benefit your body and can be found in items you never would’ve guessed!  Honey is the new “buzz” for flawless and fresh skin!

XOXO – Chelsea

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Beauty Myths Busted 2!

Ridiculous beauty routines and stories are all over the internet these days!  “Don’t do that, it’s bad for you” or “Do this, it’ll make you younger” are often seen as…

Ridiculous beauty routines and stories are all over the internet these days!  “Don’t do that, it’s bad for you” or “Do this, it’ll make you younger” are often seen as headlines for almost every idea or product that’s ever been sought out.  It can get exhausting; but no worries Insiders, I’m here to break some of the toughest beauty myths out there.  It’s time to get some answers!

  1. “Use petroleum jelly to make your lashes grow longer.” FALSE. There are many products on the market that aid in eyelash growth, but this isn’t one of them. Use of petroleum jelly can actually clog glands in your eyes leaving them in discomfort or infected!
  2. “Toothpaste will help take care of a breakout.” FALSE. I can assure you that using toothpaste on a zit will not get rid of it. Instead, it will dry out your skin and could lead to irritation.
  3. “Products that make my face feel cool or tingly are good!” FALSE. Chances are your skin is trying to fight off irritation. This can eventually lead to swelling and inflammation.
  4. “Skin never adapts to facial products.” TRUE. As long as you apply products that make your skin clear and healthy, those products will never stop working.
  5. “Dark spots are just from old age.” FALSE. Dark spots and most freckles are caused by damage to the skin from overexposure to the sun. In order to keep your Chelsea Crockett- frecklesskin in tip top shape, make sure to apply SPF!

Mysteries solved!

Love,

Chelsea

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Banana Peel Acne Treatment

Acne has the absolute worst timing. It decides to show its ugly face right when you need it the least. There are some girls who are naturally blessed with beautiful,…

Acne has the absolute worst timing. It decides to show its ugly face right when you need it the least. There are some girls who are naturally blessed with beautiful, clear skin. And then there are those of us who fight a daily battle with Mr. Clogged Pore. Little did I know, I have a miracle acne treatment sitting in my kitchen at this very second. It has 2010jp_bananabeen proven that banana peels can actually be used to treat acne! Here is how:

Peel a banana and cut the peel into sections. Take one section and place the inside of the peel on your acne. Rub the peel
over the skin for about 5 minutes or until the inside of the banana turns brown. Use a fresh piece of peel for each section of your face that you want to treat. Allow the banana to dry on your skin, and while you are waiting you can eat the banana! If you are going to be home for a while, let the banana stay on your skin for as long as possible. The longer it is on there the better! Repeat these steps 3 times a day for about 4 days and see results!

Who knew Mother Nature gave us such a tasty acne treatment?

XOXO, Chels

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Beauty Hacks

Being a girl is hard, especially with all the boy problems, friend problems, and school problems going on in our lives. Apart from those, us girls also have to encounter…

Being a girl is hard, especially with all the boy problems, friend problems, and school problems going on in our lives. Apart from those, us girls also have to encounter many beauty problems that are such a hassle! Although there may not be easy fixes for other issues, there are many solutions to beauty problems that are simple, quick, and cheap!

  • If your eyeliner ever crumbles or cracks while putting it on, try freezing your eyeliner. It may sound dumb but after leaving it in the freezer for about 15-20 minutes before using, it’ll set perfectly on your eyelid.Chelsea Crockett - Loose Curls
  • If you want highlights or simply lighter hair, try using lemon juice instead of expensive dyes or salon prices. I suggest putting a little juice wherever you want it lighter and then staying outside in the sun for a few hours. The sun is the key for making this work!
  • Did you know toothpaste isn’t only for your teeth? You can actually use toothpaste to get rid of your pimples! Put a little dab of it on your acne, go to sleep, and wash it off with a warm washcloth in the morning. Make sure you use a paste and not a gel toothpaste.
  • Every girl wants the perfect beach wave to her hair. I know from experience that it’s not the easiest thing to accomplish! If you curl your hair into super tight curls and sleep on it, you’ll wake up with loose, beachy curls! Set in your waves with some hairspray and you are set!

I hope these help solve your next beauty crisis!

-Chelsea

 

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5 DIYs for Zapping Zits

I think zits have a radar. They know exactly when you are about to have school pictures, or prom, or a big date, and they choose those moments to totally…

I think zits have a radar. They know exactly when you are about to have school pictures, or prom, or a big date, and they choose those moments to totally pop up. Grrrrr! And sometimes, you need a quick easy fix to those annoying blemishes. Here are 5 diy zit zappers to get your skin back on the straight and narrow!aloeLarge

  1. Dilute garlic juice with water and leave on a few minutes.
  2. Apply aloe vera to your face overnight.
  3. Use honey as a facial mask.
  4. Apply lemon juice to your face for 20 minutes and then rinse off.
  5. Dab tea tree oil onto the affected area and leave overnight.

Now zap those nasty little suckers! Tell them they can hit the road, and use these easy diy remedies to do just that!

XOXO, Chels

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The Benefits of Salt Water!

Summertime is all about the pool and the beach!  Believe it or not, swimming in a salt water pool or the ocean actually has its benefits!  When it comes to…

Summertime is all about the pool and the beach!  Believe it or not, swimming in a salt water pool or the ocean actually has its benefits!  When it comes to your hair and skin, salt water works wonders.  No wonder our skin is bronzed and glowing in the summertime!Chelsea Crockett- beach hair

  • Salt water is a cleaning agent and a miracle for acne prone skin! The salt is very affective in clearing mild acne and can help smooth over scars. When you pick at zits, they can often start to bleed and scab over. Salt water helps clean out those sores and heal them faster!
  • Have you ever noticed how your hair is dry after swimming in the ocean? That’s because salt water acts as a natural shampoo. It rids your scalp of oils that make your hair greasy and dirty. It also acts as an exfoliator for your scalp and can help get rid of dandruff!
  • Salt water can help clear your head. If your nose is stopped up, salt water can help clear your nasal passages so you can breathe again! It’s a wonderful, natural way to take care of your sinus problems!

Instead of going to the dermatologist or doctor this summer, hit the beach instead!  It’s time to jump in the ocean!

XOXO,

Chelsea

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Blemishes Be Gone!

There’s an endless amount of different articles and websites explaining how to prevent and reduce acne. But let’s be real girls, it is NOT that easy! The harsh reality of…

There’s an endless amount of different articles and websites explaining how to prevent and reduce acne. But let’s be real girls, it is NOT that easy! The harsh reality of acne isn’t so sweet. Most of the time, we tend to break out right before a special date or school pictures… Nowadays there is a wide variety of products available to help cover up your blemishes. Here are some remedies and ways to cover up and conceal those imperfections in no time!

First off, don’t try popping a pimple while you are walking out the door. This just causes more redness and swelling, bringing more attention to it. To help the swelling go down quickly, try applying cold compresses to it for about 10 minutes. Another remedy (which is a little strange but extremely helpful) is applying eye drops to your pimple. Weird, right? But it works, I promise!

SChelsea Crockett - Clinique Advanced Concealerecond, concealing your acne is a must. Make sure your face is clean and moisturized before applying your makeup, especially your concealer. You don’t want your makeup coming off only an hour into the day. One of the best products is Clinique’s Advanced Concealer. Especially for those with sensitive skin, Clinique’s concealer is excellent to cover up your imperfections. It comes in two different shades and is the perfect camouflage :). After concealing, take an eye shadow brush and dip it in loose powder that matches your skin tone. Dab it onto the area you want it. This will help the makeup stay on your skin instead of sliding off.

Have any other good ways you use to make your acne disappear? If so, leave a comment in the section below!

-Chelsea

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