Chelsea Crockett

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5 Easy Lifestyle Boosts to Try for Yourself

If you want a feel-good boost for your body, you can always do the basic “work out more” or “eat healthier” thing, but how many times do we actually carry…

If you want a feel-good boost for your body, you can always do the basic “work out more” or “eat healthier” thing, but how many times do we actually carry through with it?  And how long do we actually keep it going when we do?  Here are a few lifestyle boosts that are easy to keep up with and will benefit both your body and mood!

  • Drink more water. Chelsea Crockett - Water I’ve always heard this and thought “yeah, yeah, yeah, whatever,” but it really pays off and makes your body feel all-around better!  Carry around a reusable water bottle with you wherever you go and you won’t even realize how much water you’re drinking throughout the day.
  • Make daily to-do lists.  Checking off tasks on a to-do list is scientifically proven to boost your mood.  It gives you a feeling of accomplishment and success even if it’s completing something super small!
  • Stick to a bedtime and wakeup time.  Once again, science proves that this will benefit both your mind and body greatly.  You’ll feel less tired and more motivated to take on the day!
  • Start your day with a cup of coffee and some time with God.  I know for me, starting the day out by talking to God refreshes me more than anything (and some caffeine doesn’t hurt either!).
  • Don’t use your phone an hour before bed.  Your phone screen gives off blue light that actually keeps your brain awake and alert.  So when you lay down and play on your phone to “make yourself tired,” it’s actually doing the opposite!

I hope you consider giving these a try!  With a little determination, you can make all of these lifestyle boosts an everyday habit!

XO – Chelsea

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Top 5 Argan Oil Products

Argan oil is one of my favorite things to look for when buying skin and hair products.  It’s the perfect ingredient for making all parts of your body smooth, hydrated,…

Argan oil is one of my favorite things to look for when buying skin and hair products.  It’s the perfect ingredient for making all parts of your body smooth, hydrated, and restored.  There are a few products that especially make good use of Argan oil that will guarantee to get the job done!

  • Herbal Essences Argan Oil of Morocco Shampoo and Conditioner.  Chelsea Crockett - Argan Oil ShampooThis duo is what you need if your hair is feeling brittle or losing its shine.  You’ll be able to see and feel the difference after only a couple uses! 
  • Pure Argan Oil.  Certain places will sell pure argan oil that can be used simply for the purposes of softening your hair.  This is a product that I feel the immediate difference of before and after I use it.
  • Argan Oil Hair Masks.  Like I keep mentioning, argan oil does wonders for your hair.  Invite some of your friends over for a spa night and give your hair a boost!
  • Healthy Sexy Hair Weightless Hairspray.  This hairspray not only works to keep your hair in place but nourishes and hydrates it, as well! 
  • ORLY Argan Oil Cuticle Drops.  So, since we’ve marked skin and hair off the list, you can use argan oil to nourish and hydrate your nails, specifically your cuticles, as well.  Your nails will thank you, I promise!

Have you ever tried any of these products?  Let me know below what your take is of them!

XOXO – Chelsea

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The Body Shop®: Their Products & Their Mission

Over the weekend, I discovered an amazing shop that makes organic, healthy products with an incredible mission!  The Body Shop® is a British brand that has made its mark globally…

Over the weekend, I discovered an amazing shop that makes organic, healthy products with an incredible mission!  The Body Shop® is a British brand that has made its mark globally in over 60 countries around the world (including the US, YAY!).  I wanted to give you a little insight on the brand and a description of what products they have to offer!Chelsea Crockett - The Body Shop Products

First, let’s start with their mission.  The Body Shop® started in 1976 to be used as a force for good.  Their main mission is to enrich people as well as the planet.  All of their products are naturally-inspired meaning they work with farmers to get natural, organic ingredients from all around the world.  They never, and will never, test their products on animals and are very passionate about staying true to this!

Now onto their products.  They have anything and everything revolving around skincare, including cleansers, facial treatments, face masks, serums, etc.  They also sell products revolving around bath, body, makeup, hair, and fragrance.  You can find a product for any one of your needs whether it be sun damage or dry skin!

Are you interested in checking The Body Shop® out?  If so, visit one of their shops or go online at thebodyshop-usa.com!

XOXO – Chelsea

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Why You Should Always Change Your Clothes After the Gym

When I have time, I love to hit the gym and workout.  With that being said, I’d be lying if I said I never break a sweat when I exercise. …

When I have time, I love to hit the gym and workout.  With that being said, I’d be lying if I said I never break a sweat when I exercise.  You might not even be aware of what can happen to your body after going to the gym, but here are a few reasons why you should always change out of your clothes after a hard workout!

  • We all know how acne appears right?  When our pores get clogged, especially after a sweaty workout, acne starts to pop up around our body, not just face.  Leaving damp, dirty clothes on for long periods of time suffocates and clogs our pores!Chelsea Crockett - Exercise
  • Okay, this one might be the grossest.  Bacterial infections love to feed off of sweat.  When you leave on damp, sweaty clothing, you’re leaving little to no room for your skin to breathe.  This is the perfect opportunity for bacteria to grow! 
  • When it comes to feet, we all know they can get pretty smelly at times.  If you’re someone that works out every day and leaves your socks and shoes on for hours at a time, they have no room to air out!
  • A lot of the time when we workout, we wear tight clothing such as leggings, sports bras, tanks, etc.  Just like acne, inflamed hair follicles can appear from suffocating your pores.  If you’ve ever had one before, you know how uncomfortable and painful they can be!

Crazy, right?  Well, now you know!  Make sure you’re always keeping your body clean and fresh!

Chelsea

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3 DIYS for Dry Skin

Lemme tell ya… cold weather can be rough on the skin!  As soon as the temperature drops, my face starts getting drier and drier.  I’ve tried different products that have…

Lemme tell ya… cold weather can be rough on the skin!  As soon as the temperature drops, my face starts getting drier and drier.  I’ve tried different products that have worked for my skin type and others that have made it even worse.  I’ve found a few DIYs you can do at home that actually make a difference and cost almost nothing!

  • Egg yolk on your face might not sound like the most pleasant thing, but egg yolk contains proteins that help with shedding skin!  Mix together a teaspoon of olive oil and two egg yolks.  Apply the mixture to your face for about 5 minutes and rinse it off with warm water!Chelsea Crockett - Lemon Face Mask
  • Mix together a teaspoon of sugar and the juice from half of a lemon.  The sugar works as a scrub to remove any dead or flakey skin.  The lemon juice helps promote skin growth which leaves your pores smooth and glowing!  Scrub the mask on in a circular motion for about 10-15 minutes.  Then rinse it off!
  • Dry skin doesn’t only appear on your face.  If you have problems with dry skin on other areas of your body, put a cup of sea salt in a warm bath and relax in it for 20 minutes or so!  If you repeat this process 2 or 3 times a week, your skin will be detoxed, smooth, and hydrated!

Which DIY recipe are you going to try out?  Tell me below!

XO – Chelsea

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How Your Body Changes From Your Teens to Your Twenties

Are you ever curious about what will happen to your body in the future? I hear women all the time say “I wish I had the same metabolism as I…

Are you ever curious about what will happen to your body in the future? I hear women all the time say “I wish I had the same metabolism as I had when I was your age” or “I wish I could have my 20-year-old body back!” So, what really happens to a women’s body as we get older? Here is how your body changes itself from a teen to a woman.FullSizeRender (26)

  1. The brain: Even in your teens and twenties, your brain is still developing, especially the frontal cortex which is responsible for decision making, judgments, short-term memory and risk taking.
  2. Your periods: One of the biggest changes is your menstrual cycle. As you move from your teens to your twenties, your cycle will become more regular and your hormone levels will also become more regular. Another development is the possibility of worsening cramps. Doctors have found that during your twenties are when cramps hit their peak because of high production of a hormone that prompts uterine contractions (which cause the cramps).
  3. Your skin: Your collagen levels, which cause softness in skin, are at their peak when you hit your twenties. One bad thing about growing up? The possibility of adult acne. Even if you rarely had acne in your teen years, there is a chance that you could develop acne later in life.
  4. Your weight: As you pass out of your teen years and into your twenties, your fat deposits will shift. Studies say that the under-the-skin fat in your cheeks, neck, boobs, and lower legs begins to shift and move to your waist, under your butt, and on your abdomen.

Now none of these changes are anything to worry about, they happen to every woman and are proof that our bodies are always changing, even when we think they aren’t! Love your body at every stage, because it is the one God gave you. J

XOXO, Chels

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Running Myths

Running is an incredible exercise, but many people claim it has its unwelcomed consequences.  From a body break-down to re-shaping your body in a negative way, many of these myths…

Running is an incredible exercise, but many people claim it has its unwelcomed consequences.  From a body break-down to re-shaping your body in a negative way, many of these myths keep people from soaking in all the amazing benefits running has to offer!  Let’s break down these myths once and for all and throw our tennis shoes on!Chelsea Crockett- run

  1. “Running will make you bulky.” Running is an extremely slimming exercise that burns body fat.  If you place a lot of pressure on your quads and do uphill running, then you risk the potential of having bigger thighs (the healthy way). 
  2. “I will start chaffing between my legs.” While this is very true for most people, it is an easy fix.  Try wearing leggings or spandex under running shorts to keep this from happening.      
  3. “You have to run every day to get better.” Running every day can be harsh on the body, especially if you are a newbie.  Switching up your routine (elliptical, bike, etc.) will improve your running as well!
  4. “Running is bad for your body and joints.” The only thing that comes from running is a healthy body.  Never push your body too far. 
  5. “Running is hard.” Running is one of the best stress relievers there is by releasing an abundance of endorphins to the brain.  You don’t have to be a long-distance or power runner to gain the benefits.  Going for a jog is very relaxing!

Who’s ready to go for a run with me?!

            Chelsea   

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The Power of a Detox Bath

Detox baths are not only good for the body but for the soul as well :)! Some people unaware of the benefits and dangers of detox baths may not ever…

Detox baths are not only good for the body but for the soul as well :)! Some people unaware of the benefits and dangers of detox baths may not ever try one, or may even overuse them. I wanted to share a little insight on the pros and cons of detoxing. The power of a detox bath can be stronger than you think!

Let’s start with the benefits. To put it in one sentence, detox baths improve your health and well-being. Detoxification is crucial for your body, Chelsea Crockett - Detox Benefitsespecially your immune system. It eliminates toxins and other wastes that your body doesn’t need. Because our environment is continuously getting dirtier and more polluted, the amount of toxins in the air is increasing. Our body gets rid of wastes on its own, but detox baths can help speed up and enhance those processes!

Although detoxing is good for the body, it can potentially be harmful, as well. The saying “too much of anything can be bad” can definitely be applied here. Taking one of these baths should not be done daily. About 1-3 times a week is the recommendation based on your body. Since your body is working hard to rid itself of toxins, you may experience light-headedness or dizziness.

If you’ve never tried a detox bath, I recommend you give it a shot! It’ll help flush out any of the “yuck” you might have in your system!

-Chels

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When Life Gives You Lemons…Use Them!

When talking about beauty and health, most people think about makeup, medicine, or products!  Believe it or not, some of the best beauty and health “products” can be found in…

When talking about beauty and health, most people think about makeup, medicine, or products!  Believe it or not, some of the best beauty and health “products” can be found in the grocery store aisle!  Lemons are an amazing, tasty fruit that can be used to heighten your beauty routine and create a healthier you!  Check out how you can start incorporating lemons into your daily routine. Chelsea Crockett- lemon and honey

  • Lemons are full of vitamin C. If you’re feeling under the weather, add lemon juice to your water or tea for a quick boost!
  • If you have acne, cut open a lemon, add a dash of honey to the slice, and rub it over your skin. Leave on for 10 minutes before rinsing it off with cold water. If you’re trying to get rid of dark spots or scars, continue this process (minus the honey) daily until you see the results you’ve been looking for!
  • Mix together 1 tsp. with lemon juice for a homemade teeth whitener! Rub the paste on your teeth with a Q-Tip and leave on for 1 minute (this solution is very strong).
  • If you have oily skin, dab lemon juice on problem areas using a cotton ball before bed!
  • Create your own hair mask to get rid of dandruff by combining lemon juice with honey, coconut oil, and olive oil.
  • If you’re planning on being out in the sun all day, spritz your hair with lemon juice to naturally highlight it!

Next time you’re at the grocery store, pick up some lemons!  You’ll be happy you did!

Chelsea

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Are You Drinking Enough Water?

In the summer fun it’s easy to get caught up in the fruity summer drinks, fresh juices, or soda.  It’s also easy to get distracted and forget about water all…

In the summer fun it’s easy to get caught up in the fruity summer drinks, fresh juices, or soda.  It’s also easy to get distracted and forget about water all together!  It is especially important to keep up with your water intake in the hot summer months.  Not only does it keep you healthy and hydrated, but it has a multitude of benefits for your body including clear skin, more energy, and good digestion.  Check out a few of my red flags below to see if you’re drinking enough water!Chelsea Crockett- drinking water

  1. Are you feeling tired all the time or constantly getting headaches? This could be the result of dehydration.  Water keeps our bodies most important organs functioning correctly.  If you aren’t getting enough H20, your body will start to slow down.
  2. Are you still hungry after a big meal? Chances are you didn’t take advantage of that large glass of water with your food!  Water can fill you up when you feel hungry, but shouldn’t. It also helps your stomach break down foods!
  3. Is your skin starting to look dull? Are large black circles forming under your eyes?  This could be the result of your completion dying for extra water!
  4. Are you achy? Are you still sore from that workout a week ago?  Water acts as a natural lubricant for joints, which making them move easier.  If you’re feeling like a 100 year old woman, drink a large glass of water!

I challenge you to up your water intake this summer!  You’ll be glad you did!

-Chelsea

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DIY Natural Scar Remover

Whether you’ve got facial scars as the result of bad acne, an injury, or a surgery, having a scar on your face can be very discouraging.  While some can easily…

Whether you’ve got facial scars as the result of bad acne, an injury, or a surgery, having a scar on your face can be very discouraging.  While some can easily be covered with makeup, others are nearly impossible.  Believe it or not, there is a way to reduce the appearance of scars naturally with your own at-home recipe!  It’s time to banish scarring once and for all!Chelsea Crockett- DIY scar remover

What you’ll need:

  • ½ teaspoon of baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon of purified water
  • Coconut oil

Create a paste by mixing together the baking soda and water.  Apply to the scarred area for 5 minutes before rinsing off with warm water.  Use your hands to rinse off the mixture instead of using a towel.  You’ll want to be as gentle as possible!  Last, apply coconut oil to the area to moisturize and reduce darkening! Hint: try this before bed, so the coconut oil has enough time to sit.  Repeat this process once a day until the scarring has reduced!

XOXO,

Chelsea

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Make Your Own Detox Water!

Have you ever had one of those weeks where you ate really badly and didn’t work out?  Times like these can take a toll on your body and leave you…

Have you ever had one of those weeks where you ate really badly and didn’t work out?  Times like these can take a toll on your body and leave you feeling tired and lazy.  For times like this, detox water comes in handy!  By making and drinking this water with a few simple ingredients, your body will feel back on track in no time!  Let’s check out what you need to start detoxifying your body!

  • One large pitcher
  • 3 quarts of water
  • 2 lemons
  • ½ cucumber
  • 10 mint leavesChelsea Crockett- detox water ingredients

Begin by slicing the lemons and cucumber into thin slices, while still trying to maintain all of the juice.  Fill the pitcher up with 3 quarts of water and add the lemons, cucumber, and mint leaves to the water and let it sit overnight in the fridge.  Sip on the water throughout the day and let your body take its course.  This water will rid your body of anything harmful!

It’s an easy way to a fresh start!

XOXO,

Chelsea

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Body Shaming: Why it NEEDS to End

It doesn’t matter what kind of body type you have, EVERYONE seems to have an opinion.  “She’s too fat.”  “She’s too skinny.”  “Does she even eat?”  Comments like these and…

It doesn’t matter what kind of body type you have, EVERYONE seems to have an opinion.  “She’s too fat.”  “She’s too skinny.”  “Does she even eat?”  Comments like these and social media in particular have driven girls to hate their bodies and take extreme measures.  Too many spend hours looking in the mirror pointing out what they don’t like rather than what they do.  Sometimes you can be your own worst enemy.  Does anyone else see the problem with this?!Chelsea Crockett- love bible verse

It’s time we take a stand and love ourselves for us!  We all need to embrace our imperfections.  I’m not perfect, you’re not perfect; and that’s a beautiful thing!!  We were all made perfect in God’s eyes and exactly how He wanted us to look.  Isn’t that amazing?!  Next time you see something you don’t like about your body, say two things you love about yourself.  It’s time to take a stand and love our bodies!  Say NO to body shaming!

Love you all,

Chelsea

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Conquer Oily Hair!

Oily hair… a girl’s worst nightmare! It feels gross and looks gross. Sometimes it’s temporary due to our growth hormones…aka…puberty!  Here’s the 411: our body produces sebum which is natural…

Oily hair… a girl’s worst nightmare! It feels gross and looks gross. Sometimes it’s temporary due to our growth hormones…aka…puberty!  Here’s the 411: our body produces sebum which is natural grease from our scalp.  Sometimes it excretes extra sebum in response to our hormones gliding through our bodies.  Other times, people just have excess sebum production! Many times, however, we make these little mistakes!

Chelsea Crockett - Clarifying ShampooWashing your hair daily can make your oily scalp worse. It strips your hair of its natural sebum so your body produces extra to replace the natural oil that’s washed out.  So the next time you use a shampoo to dry out your scalp, be sure to look for clarifying shampoo. (But don’t over use these!)

The best way to overcome your oily scalp is to skip washing your hair. You can do this by picking a day when you will be at home and it really doesn’t matter. Give yourself some time to get used to this process. Then make it two days that you skip. Ideally, a person should be able to go 2-3 days between washing. On your days off, you can try dry shampoos and hair powders. There are quite a few options to help overcome your greasy look.

When you do shampoo your hair, remember a few of these little tricks. Use a clarifying shampoo twice a month. This will strip heavy build up from your strands. Let your hair dry naturally whenever possible. Heat tends to stimulate oil production. Also, when applying conditioner, keep it off of the scalp and mainly on the ends of your hair.

I hope these tips help you out! If you have some good advice, comment below!

XOXO, Chels

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Why Yoga?

Working out has become a big deal.  Everyone is trying to eat the healthiest, become the fittest, and discover the best type of workout plan.  While running and lifting weights…

Working out has become a big deal.  Everyone is trying to eat the healthiest, become the fittest, and discover the best type of workout plan.  While running and lifting weights are great, yoga seems to top them all!  It’s a great way to burn calories, build muscle, and relax the mind.  Find out why yoga is the most relaxing workout you’ll ever have!Chelsea Crockett- yoga

Yoga uses specific techniques to focus on your breathing which calms the mind.  It’s a way to release tension from all muscle groups, including your brain.  This, in turn, can actually boost confidence!  Another great benefit from yoga is that it’s a long-term workout.  Unlike running and lifting which can eventually wear down your joints, yoga has a low injury rate and can be practiced for years and years.  It also increases flexibility!

Like other forms of workout, it can help you lose weight and improve muscle tone and strength.  Yoga targets hard to reach muscles…some you may not even know existed!  Give yoga a try, especially if you’re looking for a new way to spice up your workout routine.  Your body and mind will be happy!

XOXO,

Chelsea

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3 Essential Oils for Your Body

Your body is full of nutrients and minerals you didn’t even know you had. Of course, there are always ways to enhance what good nutrients go into your skin and…

Your body is full of nutrients and minerals you didn’t even know you had. Of course, there are always ways to enhance what good nutrients go into your skin and body! There are many oils you can use to make your skin not only feel good but look good too. Here are my top three that you can use to benefit from as well!

  • Coconut Oil. Legend has it that Caribbean women have been swearing by coconut oil for decades, and scientists can understand why! By applying it to your skin, it helps moisturize any dry or dehydrated skin. Coconut oil also works magic on your lips. Look for products that say they’re infused with it!Chelsea Crockett - Argan Oil
  • Argan Oil. Before I did my research, I thought these oils were only for strengthening and repairing hair. Surprisingly, it works as a natural hydrator for your face and body. It softens skin and can even reduce acne scars. It’s extremely rich in Vitamin E, so the nutrients and benefits from this oil are endless.
  • Jojoba Oil. Before coming across this online, I didn’t even know it existed. Jojoba oil works in many different areas of your body. It can help skin, hair, lips, etc. Whatever you choose to apply it to! All you have to do is look for products infused with it. It’s a perfect substitution for lotion after showering or before going to sleep. Your skin will thank you!

Which oil is your favorite? Let me know below so I can try it out for myself!

-Chels

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