Chelsea Crockett

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Tips from the Pros: How to Beat Acne Fast

I know for me, I can never have too many tips on how to beat acne.  It’s something that I struggle with day-by-day and I’m sure a lot of you…

I know for me, I can never have too many tips on how to beat acne.  It’s something that I struggle with day-by-day and I’m sure a lot of you do too!  Sometimes all we can do is look to the pros for some professional tips and advice.  Here are a few ways to beat acne fast by people that know what they’re talking about!

  • Always, always, always wash your face before bed.  If you can’t find enough motivation to do this, at least take off your makeup.  Bacteria, dirt, and oil can sit in your pores overnight and cause much bigger problems to your skin than you think!
  • Don’t over-wash your face.  Yes, washing your face is crucial, but washing it too much can actually have the opposite effect!  It can leave your skin dry and brittle which will hurt your skin and make it start to flake.
  • Leave your pimples alone.  If you continue to pop your pimples or pick at them, they can get very irritated, very fast.  If you simply leave them alone, they’ll go away at their own pace without pain or scarring!
  • Keep oil-absorbing sheets in your purse.  Oily skin can be one of the most annoying things.  It makes it harder for your makeup to stay on and leaves your skin looking overly shiny.  Keep a few oil-absorbing sheets in your purse to blot off any excess oil!

Hopefully these are some good tips that help you in your times of breakouts!  I know they helped me! 🙂

Xoxo – Chels

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How to Deal with Period Breakouts

I think us girls can all agree on one thing: periods are the worst!  They’re the most dreaded time of the month that we can’t do anything to stop.  Not…

I think us girls can all agree on one thing: periods are the worst!  They’re the most dreaded time of the month that we can’t do anything to stop.  Not only do periods come with mood swings, cramps, and a lot of other dreaded symptoms, but acne and pimples start to pop up all around our face, too!  Period breakouts are tough to battle, but here are some tips that can help!

The days before:  It’s all about prevention.  Chelsea Crockett - Clay MaskWhen your period is near, there’s not much you can do besides trying to stop the breakouts from coming!  First comes first, avoid clogging your pores at all cost.  Make sure you take off your makeup before going to sleep and avoid touching your face a lot.  If you feel a pimple building up under your skin, try out a clay face mask to get rid of it for you!    

During:  Cleanse, cleanse, cleanse!  Keeping your face clean from oils and dirt will aid in preventing hormonal breakouts.  So, make sure you’re thoroughly washing your face in the morning and at night and getting rid of any makeup or oil!

The days after:  After your period has finally come to an end, your skin should hopefully go back to its original state.  The toughest part of your battle is over!  The only thing I suggest is sticking to a daily skin routine to prevent random breakouts and to keep your skin under control.

I hope these help you have clearer skin during your time of the month!

XO – Chels

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5 Worst Foods For Your Skin

One of the most unfortunate facts of life is that the foods we tend to love the most are the ones that are the worst for us. McDonald’s French fries…

One of the most unfortunate facts of life is that the foods we tend to love the most are the ones that are the worst for us. McDonald’s French fries for example. Ugh. Not only are a lot of the foods we love bad for our body, they are also bad for our skin! Just how bad are certain foods for your skin? Let’s rank them from bad to worst.

  1. Sodium: Eating too many foods that are high in salt leads to flaky, dry skin because sodium absorbs moisture. Foods like soy sauce, cured meet, instant soup, cheese, and fast food are all high in sodium. So if you are going to indulge in them, make sure you stay hydrated to keep your skin from drying out.teeccino5
  2. Wheat: Wheat is difficult for our bodies to digest and can lead to breakouts. Wheat is in a lot of the other types of foods that aren’t super great for our skin, like processed baked goods and high-glycemic foods. Watch out for wheat!
  3. Dairy: Consuming dairy can aggravate your skin, especially if your skin is prone to break outs. The dairy in foods like yogurt, cheese, ice cream and milk may stimulate the oil production of your skin which causes breakouts and, well, oily skin! If you are a dairy lover like me, try and find the “fat free” dairy products, which are found to not contribute to acne.
  4. Processed foods: These foods have a lot of additives and preservatives, plus other ingredients that can cause inflammation of your skin in the form of redness and blotchiness. Watch out for processed baked goods like muffins and donuts!
  5. Sugar and high glycemic foods: When sugars bind to proteins and fats in our bodies, it creates molecules that age our skin. They aid in wrinkle formation and can dull our skin tone. They can also cause fluctuations in hormones that can over-stimulate our oil glands which triggers breakouts! Avoid foods like pastries, bagels, candy, sugary cereals, and juices with hidden sugars to avoid breakouts and premature aging.

Now, this doesn’t mean you shouldn’t eat any of these foods ever. Just consume them in moderation! A pastry every once in a while is not the worst thing in the world. Just try to minimize how much of these foods you eat to avoid their adverse effects on your skin.

XOXO, Chels

 

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Eliminate Pimples in 60 Seconds

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, pimples pop up at the worst times.  I’ve always wished I could just say the word and they’d disappear!  Obviously, I…

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, pimples pop up at the worst times.  I’ve always wished I could just say the word and they’d disappear!  Obviously, I can’t give you the tips to do that, but I can share with you a few ways to get rid of or cover up pesky pimples!

  • Take an ice cube and wrap it in a paper towel.  Hold it on the pimple for 30-60 seconds to disappear any redness or swelling!  If need be, apply it for a longer about of time to keep eliminating any swelling.
  • Some makeup artists even say to add irritation relief eye drops to the area using a cotton swab.  This will also bring down any unwanted redness! Chelsea Crockett - Powder Foundation
  • If your pimple is flaky or scabbed over, take a pair of tweezers to softly remove any dead skin.  Apply a small about of moisturizer or repair balm to soothe the area.
  • Powder, powder, powder!  After applying your foundation, add some powder to the area of your breakout before applying concealer.  This will help it stick so you can avoid having to reapply throughout the day!
  • If you have aspirin at home (which let’s be real, who doesn’t have them lying around everywhere?), you can make a paste by adding one aspirin to a teaspoon of water.  This will make a paste you can apply to the aggravated area.  Wait till it hardens and wipe it off with a warm washcloth!

Hopefully this helps you out next time you have an unexpected pimple pop up!

XO – Chels

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Sneaky Causes of Acne

Acne can be caused by a multitude of things. Anything from a bad diet to touching your face too much can be harmful to your skin. There are tons of…

Acne can be caused by a multitude of things. Anything from a bad diet to touching your face too much can be harmful to your skin. There are tons of different things we do daily that we don’t even realize are giving way to breakouts. Here are some avoidable actions that can prevent sneaky acne from showing up!

  • How many times do you use your phone a day? For me, I’m on my iPhone texting, uploading, and calling throughout my entire day. Our hands are covered in bacteria, and we transport that to our screens every time we send a text. Then we transport that to our face whenever we make a phone call! I suggest cleaning your phone every once in a while to eliminate any pesky bacteria.
  • Makeup Brushes. If you don’t make it routine to wash your makeup brushes regularly, bacteria could be hiding in them. Wash them occasionally to get rid of any built-up of bacteria.Chelsea Crockett - Makeup Brushes
  • Heavy Foundation. Caking on foundation will clog up your pores and cause breakouts. Use a lighter foundation or simply apply a smaller amount.
  • Heavy coffee drinkers beware! Coffee can throw off the pH of your skin and cause breakouts. Consume more tea as a substitute!
  • Lack of sleep. Lack of sleep is not only bad for your body and mind, but your skin as well! In order for your body to fight unwanted bacteria, get the recommended 7-9 hours of sleep!

If you’re struggling with acne and breakouts, I hope this was helpful!

-Chels

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Is Makeup Remover Bad for Your Skin?

Makeup remover is the best thing in the world when it comes to a quick fix for taking off your makeup. Some people confuse it as an every night substitute…

Makeup remover is the best thing in the world when it comes to a quick fix for taking off your makeup. Some people confuse it as an every night substitute for washing your face which shouldn’t be the case! Others question if it’s hurting their skin much more than helping it. I did a little research and dug up some answers!

To sum up the overall answer, makeup removers are NOT bad for your skin as long as you continue washing your face after using them. Makeup removers cannot be Chelsea Crockett - Makeup Removersubstituted for your nightly face wash. This is where it causes a problem! Also, be a smart shopper when buying your product and pay attention to what ingredients are used. If it is an alcohol based remover, try avoiding it! They can sometimes dry out your skin and cause irritation. Look for oil-free products as well. Oil can clog up your pores and cause breakouts. I definitely recommend an oil-free makeup remover for those with oily or sensitive skin!

If you’re cursed with super sensitive skin, you have some more guidelines to follow. Makeup removers with fragrances can sometimes annoy and irritate your pores. BareMinerals is a good brand to look at when it comes to following sensitive skin rules!

What is your go-to brand for makeup remover? Let me know below!

XO – Chels

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How to Get Rid of Acne While Sleeping

Sleeping makes up a large part of our day. Teenagers are supposed to get a recommended 7-9 hours of sleep a night… That’s a long time if you think about…

Sleeping makes up a large part of our day. Teenagers are supposed to get a recommended 7-9 hours of sleep a night… That’s a long time if you think about it so why waste it? Acne can be improved over night using certain ingredients and products. Make use of your time and treat your skin while you sleep using these simple tips :)!Chelsea Crockett - Spot Treatment

  • Spot treatments are good for drying up breakouts and acne overnight. Apply it carefully so the rest of your skin stays moisturized and hydrated! You can find these for a cheaper price at most local drugstores like the Neutrogena one on the right. I promise you these are worth it!
  • Instead of actually buying a spot treatment, use aloe vera to calm down your skin! The reason your skin is breaking out is because it’s swelling and becoming inflamed. Aloe vera soothes your skin and reduces redness. Apply it on your acne before you go to sleep and let it work its magic!
  • Of course, we’ve all heard of the toothpaste trick. Apply a white toothpaste (not a gel) to your acne or pimple to dry it out while you sleep.
  • Eggs aren’t just for eating. You can use egg whites by whisking them and applying the ingredient to your irritated area. You can even use them for reducing acne scarring! It’s a two in one solution!

I hope this helps you out! – 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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Does Stress Give You Bad Skin?

             School, drama, and life in general can be stressful at times.  Unfortunately, this stress isn’t just giving you a headache; it may be giving you bad skin!  Different types…

             School, drama, and life in general can be stressful at times.  Unfortunately, this stress isn’t just giving you a headache; it may be giving you bad skin!  Different types of stress affect your skin differently.  By examining your skin, you may be able to determine what type of stress you’re suffering from and how you can help it!

            Worrying and anxiety are the two biggest types of stress.  Worrying causes inflammation, dark under eye circles, dryness, and increased sensitivity.  The more sensitive your skin is, the more prone you are to breakouts and the dreaded zits.  Anxiety can cause a decrease in health.  When someone is anxious, they tend to put less of an emphasis on caring for their skin and body.  Exercising becomes less and less, grabbing fast food is the easier option, and going to sleep without taking your makeup off becomes more and more frequent.  All of these factors can cause weight gain, poor skin, and a lack of nutrition.  The easiest and most effective ways to stop stress is to relax!!  Set time aside for yourself, hangout with your friends, watch a funny movie, or go for a run.  Also, make sure to get plenty of sleep!  By doing Chelsea Crockett- friendsone of these activities once a day, your stress levels will reduce dramatically.

Stress can take such a toll of your body.  Other than the occasional tears, many do not realize the underlying effects stress takes on your body.  Take care of yourself and don’t let stress control your life!

Love,

Chelsea

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