Chelsea Crockett

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Fast Pimple Fixes

Pimples are such an annoyance. Seriously, they can make you feel self-conscious, they are sometimes painful, and are just plain obnoxious. They can single handedly ruin my day with their…

Pimples are such an annoyance. Seriously, they can make you feel self-conscious, they are sometimes painful, and are just plain obnoxious. They can single handedly ruin my day with their appearance. Ok, maybe I am being a bit dramatic, but still. Zits are just not okay. They’re especially annoying when you are about to go to an event or go on a trip! Here are a few ways to zap those pesky pimples out of your life.

  1. Use Advil on them: Cut open an Advil liquid gel and dab the liquid on your pimple to reduce its size. This is great when you are in a time crunch and need a quick fix.
  2. Use a baking soda mask: Create a paste with baking soda and water to help reduce the size and frequency of your breakouts.
  3. Vitamin E: Crack open a vitamin E gel and use it just like the Advil liquid gel!
  4. Neosporin: Neosporin is an antibacterial ointment and acne is caused by bacteria.

Kick pesky pimples to the curb with these fast and easy fixes!

XOXO, Chels

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Beauty Benefits of Shaving Your Face

Facial hair: everyone has it. Even us girls! We have finer, lighter hair on our faces than the dudes do, but we still have hairy faces none the less. Sometimes…

Facial hair: everyone has it. Even us girls! We have finer, lighter hair on our faces than the dudes do, but we still have hairy faces none the less. Sometimes the hair on my upper lip makes me self-conscious. It’s totally not noticeable to anyone but myself, but it still bugs me. I started doing a little research on facial hair removal, and I discovered that a lot of women shave their face! High class celebs like Elizabeth Taylor and Marilyn Monroe swore by it.

Why? Because it is actually really great for your skin! By using a razor to remove the hair, you are also exfoliating your skin, which is a great for anti-aging. This makes your makeup go on smoother and gives your skin a glow! Here are a few common questions most women have about shaving their face:

  1. Does it hurt: Nope! You can get razors that are made for shaving women’s faces.
  2. Does it grow back thicker and darker: Nope!
  3. How often should I shave: Once or twice a week, if you make it part of your skincare regimen it will become a habit!
  4. What is the technique: First, get yourself a face razor at Walgreens. Next, pull your skin taut and shave downward on the skin in short strokes. Moisturize your face afterwards to keep it from getting too dry.

This next part is important: Only shave if you WANT to! This is totally a preference thing. If you don’t care about the invisible hair on your face, then leave it alone! Everyone’s beauty preferences are different. 😊

XOXO, Chels

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DIY Coconut Oil Face Wash

I love going and getting a facial. They are so relaxing, and so good for your skin! The bummer is that they are typically expensive, which means I can’t get…

I love going and getting a facial. They are so relaxing, and so good for your skin! The bummer is that they are typically expensive, which means I can’t get them as often as I would like. I asked the facial technician if there was anything I can do at home to help keep my skin clear and healthy in-between facials, and she said that it is so important to exfoliate. She told me that it doesn’t have to be expensive, it can be as simple as using baking soda! So when I got home, I did some research and found an awesome tutorial for a simple and healthy face exfoliant. This scrub cleans your skin, kills bacteria, and clears the dirt and dead skin from your pores. Plus the ingredients are really commonly used, so you probably have them sitting around your house right now! Here is how to make it:

        1 tablespoon coconut oil

        1 teaspoon baking soda

        (optional) 5 drops essential oils

Take the coconut oil in a medium sized bowl and melt it a bit if it is solid. Add baking soda slowly and stir it until it is well mixed. Finally, add essential oil and stir again. To use this scrub, take a teaspoon of it and gently scrub it on your face for about 30 seconds, then rinse it off.

This scrub not only fights acne, but it can also help reduce acne scarring by removing the layers of scarred skin over time! I love using natural products on my face, don’t you?

XOXO,

Chels

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Surprising Uses for Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is an amazing natural beauty wonder. It has so many uses, from your teeth to your hair and more! Here are a few of my favorite ways…

Apple cider vinegar is an amazing natural beauty wonder. It has so many uses, from your teeth to your hair and more! Here are a few of my favorite ways to use apple cider vinegar in my beauty regimen.

  1. Clear blemishes – Add apple cider vinegar and water to a cotton swab, then apply the mixture to your face for a few minutes. Then rinse off with water. Do this once a week to cleanse your skin!
  2. Helps reduce the appearance of cellulite – Mix 3 parts apple cider with 1 part olive oil. Massage this on your cellulite twice a day until you see the results you want.
  3. Whiter teeth: Gargle apple cider vinegar with water in the morning and brush after you gargle. This will reduce stains and whiten the teeth.
  4. Shiny hair: Mix equal parts of apple cider vinegar and water. Rinse it though your hair after shampooing, and leave it on for a few minutes, then rinse. I’ve done this before and it strips the toxins out of your hair and makes it so soft and shiny!

Try a few of these and comment below on how it worked for you! Which are you most excited to try?

XOXO, Chels

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Natural Ways to Keep 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. 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!
  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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What is Activated Charcoal

Activated charcoal: what is it? What does it do? I have heard it mentioned a lot when it comes to beauty and health remedies. Activated charcoal is carbon that has…

Activated charcoal: what is it? What does it do? I have heard it mentioned a lot when it comes to beauty and health remedies. Activated charcoal is carbon that has been treated with oxygen. It attracts and absorbs toxic materials, impurities, and contaminates. It is used for so many things, and there are so many books written about it, but I thought I would highlight a few of my favorite ways to use it!

  1. Toothpaste/teeth whitening: Although activated charcoal is black, it is actually really good at whitening your teeth, plus it is non-toxic, which store bought whiteners are NOT!
  2. Treating stings/bites: You can use activated charcoal to treat spider bites or other poisonous stings! Mix it with a little baking soda and put it on the infected area. It can also help prevent scarring!
  3. Upset stomach: Because activated charcoal binds to toxic substances, it can often help relieve stomach discomfort or pain! Feel a little bloated? Take some activated charcoal! Look up online your correct dosage/how much you should take/how you should take it.

I can’t wait to try this on my teeth to see it whiten them!

XOXO, Chels

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Oatmeal and Honey Acne Scrub

Teenage girls have to deal with a lot. One of the biggest bummers is acne! Luckily nature gives us lots of useful tools to combat annoyances like pimples. Oatmeal is…

Teenage girls have to deal with a lot. One of the biggest bummers is acne! Luckily nature gives us lots of useful tools to combat annoyances like pimples. Oatmeal is a great exfoliator and is gentle but effective. rolled-oats2Here is an all-natural oatmeal mask to help with acne and acne scarring.

Mix 2 tbsp of oatmeal with half a cup of raw milk. Next, add 1 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil or coconut oil and 1 tbsp of honey to the mixture and mix well. Let the paste sit until it becomes smooth, or about 10 minutes. Now it is time to apply it! Gently smooth it onto your face and massage it in circles for 2-3 minutes. Then rinse it off with cold water!

This yummy smelling face scrub exfoliates the dead skin off and also gives you a moisturized glow! Enjoy your silky soft skin.

XOXO, Chels

 

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Tea: Great for Your Body AND Beauty

Sipping on a cup of tea is both delicious and relaxing. It is also super beneficial to put on your body! There are a ton of ways to use tea…

Sipping on a cup of tea is both delicious and relaxing. It is also super beneficial to put on your body! There are a ton of ways to use tea to enhance both your skin and your hair, whether it is to heal, soothe, or even color! The best teas to use on your skin or hair are green, black, and white teas. The antioxidants in tea are what make it great for you. Here are a few ways to incorporate tea into your beauty routine.

  1. To calm burns: I burn my arm or finger almost every time I curl my hair. Beauty is dangerous! Steeping black tea bags in cool water for a few minutes and then dabbing the bags over your burns helps cool and soothe them. This method is also great for sunburns!tea-bags-moisturize-under-eyes-1
  2. To soothe eyes: If you have puffy eyes then cool green tea in the fridge, dip a cotton round in the tea, and apply the cotton to under your eyes for 10 minutes. Teas contain caffeine which helps constrict the puffiness.
  3. To rinse hair: If you want to stimulate hair growth and make your hair shinier, a tea rinse is what you need! Rinse your hair with warm tea after you shampoo it but before conditioning.

See, tea isn’t just tasty, it’s a beauty product too!

XOXO, Chels

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