Chelsea Crockett

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Natural Remedies for Blemish-Free Skin

I know what it is like to have acne. I know what it is like to try and avoid going out or seeing people because my skin was is so…

I know what it is like to have acne. I know what it is like to try and avoid going out or seeing people because my skin was is so painful and angry. Acne is so common, and at times it can feel like you are fighting a hopeless battle against it. I’ve been there! I am finally feeling like I have a handle on my acne and can somewhat prevent my breakouts. Having clear and healthy skin isn’t just about what you put on your skin, it is also a reflection of what you feed your body. I have been incorporating affordable and easy remedies into my skincare and health routine and I want to share them with you.

  • Witch hazel. I use witch hazel as my toner after I wash my face at night. It has astringent properties, which means it minimizes pores and reduces excess oils on your face. Also, it prevents dirt and the bacteria that causes acne from clogging your pores – it is awesome!
  • Eat right to avoid inflammation, which causes acne. Eat foods that fight acne like probiotics, omega-3 fatty acids (like salmon), and antioxidants (like berries and dark greens). These foods enhance your complexion. Avoid foods like dairy, coconut oil, and whey protein. These foods aggravate or clog your skin.
  • Tea tree oil. This is a natural antiseptic, so it helps treat acne by getting rid of the bacteria and fungus on the surface, treating the acne while also preventing it. Tea tree oil also helps repair acne scars.
  • Exfoliate once a week. Exfoliating too much can damage your skin and actually irritate it. I use baking soda as my exfoliant. It is naturally salty, and salt has great healing properties. It is also just the right amount of grit that allows it to gently scrub off dead skin and clear pores.
  • This is so important in treating acne! Moist skin prevents the growth of pimples. Make sure to use a moisturizer that is made specifically to be used on the face.

Treating and preventing acne doesn’t have to be expensive or difficult! It might feel like you are fighting a losing battle but stay the course and keep trying. My dermatologist once told me that your skin has cycles, and they last 60-90 days. It takes that long for your routine changes to start working and helping, so don’t give up!

Chels

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Witch Hazel Skin Remedies

These days there are tons of beauty products available to help us clean and heal our skin. How are we supposed to know which ones are best for us? I…

These days there are tons of beauty products available to help us clean and heal our skin. How are we supposed to know which ones are best for us? I like to go the natural route, and that is why I am a huge fan of witch hazel. It has a funny name, but it has some real results. Want cleaner, healthier skin? Here are the skin benefits of witch hazel.

  1. Kills bacteria on your skin that causes pimples.
  2. Prevents signs of aging.
  3. Protects against cellular damage and skin cancer.
  4. Heals acne scarring.
  5. Decreases redness of the skin.

Pour some witch hazel onto a cotton ball and use it as a cleanser after you wash your face every night. You can buy it at Walgreens, Walmart, Target, anywhere you buy your regular beauty supplies. It affordable and works great, which is my favorite combo when it comes to beauty remedies!

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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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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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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