Chelsea Crockett

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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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How to Shave Less Often

Now that we are approaching the warm weather season, one thing is clear: we have to start shaving our legs again. It is so nice to take a few days…

Now that we are approaching the warm weather season, one thing is clear: we have to start shaving our legs again. It is so nice to take a few days (okay weeks) off of shaving during the winter months. I am always looking for ways to cut down my shaving time/frequency, and here are the tricks that have served me well!

  1. Go against the grain: A easy trick to shave less is to shave
    against the grain of your hair. This ensures that you are getting the closest shave possible and saves you time by not having to go over the same spot twice!
  2. Exfoliate: To get a close shave every time you should exfoliate your skin often. This gets rid of the dead skin and also exposes any hairs that you may have missed.
  3. Condition: Use conditioner instead of shaving cream! Not only will it save you money, it also keeps your skin soft and healthy.
  4. Cut the carbs: The foods you eat can actually promote excess hair growth! Carbs do this. Cut back on the carbs to keep you hair from growing so you can shave less often.

Now you can have silky smooth legs all summer long!

XOXO, Chels

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Cool Beauty Uses for Vaseline

Odds are, everyone has a jar of Vaseline under their sink right now. I was recently reading an article online about the many beauty uses of Vaseline and I was…

Odds are, everyone has a jar of Vaseline under their sink right now. I was recently reading an article online about the many beauty uses of Vaseline and I was blown away! Who knew this stuff wa
s so handy? Here are my top 6 favorite beauty uses for Vaseline.

  1. Great lip balm for chapped lips. Don’t have chapstick laying around? Grab a swipe of Vaseline and rub it on your lips!
  2. Eyebrow gel. Use a small bit of Vaseline to tame your brows instead of buying expensive brow gel.
  3. Makeup remover. This stuff cuts through makeup like a champ! Take a little bit and rub it in circles on your face to work it into your makeup. Then wipe off with a paper towel or damp cloth.
  4. Keeps your perfume lasting longer. Apply Vaseline to the same areas of skin that you spray perfume before you spray it. It helps your perfume maintain it’s scent for longer!
  5. Homemade scrub: Mix Vaseline with sugar or sea salt to make a homemade exfoliant!
  6. Preps your lips for lipstick. Put some Vaseline on your lips, leave for a few minutes, then scrub your lips with a toothbrush. Rinse it off and see how soft they are!

I have also found that when I have super dry and scaly skin, I can rub some Vaseline on it and it is a great moisturizer. This stuff is so useful, so if you don’t already have a tub of it on hand I recommend grabbing some!

Do you use Vaseline in your beauty routine? If so, comment below and tell me how! I love hearing about new beauty remedies.

XOXO, Chels

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All-Natural Essential Oil Face Scrub

Exfoliation is one of the keys to clear skin. It makes your skin smooth, scrubs the dead skin off, and helps clear your pores! Today’s diy face wash is all…

Exfoliation is one of the keys to clear skin. It makes your skin smooth, scrubs the dead skin off, and helps clear your pores! Today’s diy face wash is all natural and gives you all the benefits of a store bought exfoliant without the harsh chemicals. It combines baking soda (which is much less harsh on your skin than salt and sugar which are common exfoliants), coconut oil (which helps kill bacteria and decrease acne), and frankincense essential oil (which helps prevent wrinkles and regenerate healthy skin cells).

Instructions:

  • 1/3 cup baking soda
  • 5/10 drops frankincense oil
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil

All you have to do is mix all of these ingredients together and store them in a container with a lid. That is it! To use it, gently rub a teaspoon or two into your skin using circular motions and then rinse off with warm water.

Exfoliation is key to healthy skin! Make this concoction part of your weekly routine to keep your skin glowing and clean.

XOXO, Chels

 

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How to Prep Your Lips for Lipstick

There are some days when the last thing I want to do is put on a full face of makeup, and then there are days when I straight up don’t…

There are some days when the last thing I want to do is put on a full face of makeup, and then there are days when I straight up don’t have time to do it! On those days, I try to at least wear some sort of lip color to give my face some warmth and to make it look like I at least sort of tried to look put-together. But, in order to be able to really truly rock lip color, your lips need to be prepped for it. Here are two ways to prep your lips for lipstick so your lips don’t feel like they’re being sucked of moisture and also so their cracks and crevices aren’t showcased.stila-stay-all-day-liquid-lipstick

  1. Sugar scrub: If your lips are dry, use a sugar scrub to clear the dead skin off. It is more gentle than a salt scrub and is better for the delicate skin on your lips.
  2. Toothbrush method: Take a clean toothbrush and use it to scrub the dead skin from your lips. Not as sweet as the first option, but just as effective! The only difference? Most of us have a toothbrush on hand, but not all of us have a sugar scrub sitting around.

Both methods will give you a clean, smooth surface for your lipstick. Having lipstick stick to your dead skin and clump is always an awkward look, so this prevents that scenario all together! If you want a more polished pout, try one of these two methods before applying your lip color!

XOXO, Chels

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Are You Shaving Your Legs the Right Way?

Usually when we need to shave our legs, we simply like to get the job done.  But there’s certain things that we can do to make our legs smoother, more…

Usually when we need to shave our legs, we simply like to get the job done.  But there’s certain things that we can do to make our legs smoother, more hydrated, and better shaved!  Here are a few tips and tricks that will make you think twice about how you’ve been shaving your legs!

Before: With shaving, it’s all about making your legs as smooth as possible.  The day before (or at least before you shave), use a scrub to exfoliate.  Chelsea Crockett - Vaseline LotionThis will clear out any dead skin and leave your skin smooth for a gentle, clean shave!

During:  Before jumping in and shaving right away, wait toward the end of the shower.  The heat and moisture will loosen up your pores and allow for a better shave!  Although this may be obvious, make sure you’re shaving in the opposite direction of your hair.  Also, a gel or foam is the best product to use to prevent dryness, rashes, or razor burns!

After:  Especially when you shave, you’ll need to moisturize and hydrate your skin.  Try using a lotion that isn’t overly perfumed or includes a ton of alcohol like the one on the left.  This way you can make sure your legs are getting all the hydration they need!

If you’re not following these pointers, then I urge you to do so!  They really do make a difference!

XOXO – Chels

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Pre and Post-Flight Makeup Tips

I have been a flying fiend recently! I spend lots of time on planes. If you are planning on doing some traveling any time soon, then you are going to…

I have been a flying fiend recently! I spend lots of time on planes. If you are planning on doing some traveling any time soon, then you are going to want to read this article! I have listed a few of my beauty travel tips I use when I am traveling. Moving to Cali for college means flying to school, then flying home for breaks and to see my family, so these beauty tips will come in handy these next few years.aveeno-daily-moisturizer-ictcrop_gal

  1. Exfoliate pre-flight: The day before you fly, make sure to exfoliate. This will get all of those yucky dead skin cells off of your skin, and will also prepare you for #2 on this list.
  2. Moisturize it up: Flights can do a number on your skin. So, after you exfoliate, moisturize to the max! Also moisturize the day of your flight.
  3. Go easy on the makeup: The trick is to keep it light! You want to be comfy when you are traveling, and wearing a lot of makeup can make getting comfortable quite difficult. Keep it light, keep it comfy!
  4. Be ready to touch up: Odds are, after a day of traveling, your eyeliner is going to smear, your eyes are going to look tired, and your foundation is probably going to be smudged or cakey. Keep some highlighter and powder with you to brighten you up!

Safe travels!

XOXO, Chels

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How to Spend Less Time Shaving

Shaving is a pain for many reasons. Not only is it annoying because of how often you have to do it, but also how long it takes each time. And…

Shaving is a pain for many reasons. Not only is it annoying because of how often you have to do it, but also how long it takes each time. And trying to save time and shave fast by running your razor over your legs quickly can only result in irritated skin and cuts. Here are a few things you can do to reduce the time it takes to shave so that you have more time for things you actually WANT to do.k2-_41eb30ee-5a08-4738-8f39-85ba7db68b2d.v1

  1. Use a razor with built-in shaving cream. This allows you to skip the “shaving cream” step of the shave. All you need is water and you are all set.
  2. Prep your skin: Exfoliate in between shaves. Exfoliate, then wait a few days to shave. Your shave will feel way faster when you have scrubbed all of the dead skin off of your legs, and exfoliating preps your skin for a closer shave.
  3. Use less shaving cream: Always use shaving cream because it prevents cuts and nicks, but only use a thin layer. Having too much shaving cream on your legs slows you down by clogging the blades!

Shaving doesn’t have to be an annoyance! Just follow these tips to help speed up the process.

XOXO, Chels

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Weekend Time-Saving Beauty Hacks

If your weekdays are anything like mine (super busy), then you hardly have any free time until the weekend. I like to set aside a little time on Saturday or…

If your weekdays are anything like mine (super busy), then you hardly have any free time until the weekend. I like to set aside a little time on Saturday or Sunday for a little “me” beauty time. This is a time to do all of the things I didn’t have time for during the week, like deep conditioning my hair, and is a good time to do your beauty prep for the week! Here are a few weekend beauty tasks to get done over the weekend to prepare you for the week.

  1. Exfoliate using a sugar or salt scrub: Itchy dry skin is no bueno, and during the week all I have time for is a quick lotion rub-down after I shower. Over the weekend, use a sugar or salt scrub on your whole body to remove the dead skin and moisturize it for the week ahead.
  2. Deep condition: Who has time to let deep conditioner sit in their hair for 15 minutes during the week? That 15 minutes is a valuable commodity! Instead of spending precious homework/study/work time deep conditioning on a weekday, do it on Saturday or Sunday when you have the time to spare. It will rejuvenate your hair from the week before, and prepare it for the coming week.2277910
  3. Paint your nails: The only time I have to paint my nails on a weekday is at night, and no one likes going to bed with wet nails and then waking up to find they are smudged and sad. Paint your nails over the weekend, and even use a gel polish to make them last longer (Sally Hanson has a brand that doesn’t require a black light for it to set!). Your nails will look like they are fresh from the salon on Monday morning! Plus, I always feel a bit more “put together” when my nails are painted.

We are all busy gals, so don’t feel bad when you can’t fit in all of the beauty maintenance you want during the week, none of us can! But, one thing we can do is prepare ourselves for the week ahead by spending a little “me time” over the weekend. Who doesn’t love a little “me time”?

XOXO, Chels

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2 DIY Mint Scrubs for Winter

Winter is the season for peppermints and pine trees and the lovely scents that come along with them. On Pinterest (I may have a slight addiction), I found multiple DIY…

Winter is the season for peppermints and pine trees and the lovely scents that come along with them. On Pinterest (I may have a slight addiction), I found multiple DIY recipes for different mint scrubs and products. Since it’s the holiday season, I thought I’d share a couple that make for a perfect present… or for your own enjoyment!

For the first recipe, Chelsea Crockett - DIY Mint Scrubyou’ll need a few key ingredients: coconut oil, sugar, peppermint oil extract, and green or red food coloring. First, microwave a ½ cup of coconut oil in a bowl for about 15-30 seconds until it’s softened. Take out your bowl and add 1 ½ cups of sugar along with a drop or two of whatever festive food coloring you choose. Add more sugar until you get the right consistency. There you have it, you’re done!

Another recipe contains the following ingredients: 1 cup of sea salt or sugar, a ½ cup of organic almond oil, a ¼ cup of organic honey, peppermint essential oil, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. To start off, mix the salt or sugar with the almond oil and honey. Add in about ten drops of peppermint oil with the vanilla extract to follow. Stir together and add more sugar to meet your desired consistency!

Which scrub is your favorite? Try them out and let me know below!

-Chelsea  

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Lipstick Rules

In the winter time is when I wear the most lipstick. I like how dark reds and maroon lips look paired with a stylish winter ensemble. Plus, I go to…

In the winter time is when I wear the most lipstick. I like how dark reds and maroon lips look paired with a stylish winter ensemble. Plus, I go to a lot more parties and gatherings because of the holidays so I dress up more in the winter, which means I wear lipstick more often. If you want to get the prettiest pucker, follow these lipstick rules!

  1. Get off to a good start: Before you apply lipstick, exfoliate the dead skin off of your lips with a damp washcloth. This gets your lips prepped and ready for appication!download (2)
  2. Know your stuff: You should also know what lipstick formula works best for you! Matte formulas last long, but they also dry your lips out a bit. Creamy formulas hydrate your lips, but they arent long-lasting. Experiment with different ones and find which one works best for you!
  3. Go bold: If you want your lip color to be bold, line your lips with a lip pencil before applying lipstick.
  4. Be wise about blotting: Blot your lips with a tissue in between applications by gently pressing a tissue to your lips. Just don’t put a tissue in between your lips and close down on it because this may cause the color to rub off.
  5. Top it off: Top your lipstick off with some gloss. The shine helps your lips look plumper.

Follow these rules to get the perfect pout!

XOXO, Chels

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Say Bye to Back Acne

Back acne can be really embarrassing. It can make you super self-conscious when wearing dresses or shirts with an open back or even swim suits. During the winter you can…

Back acne can be really embarrassing. It can make you super self-conscious when wearing dresses or shirts with an open back or even swim suits. During the winter you can hide that back acne easily, but not so much during the summer! You may feel like back acne is only for prepubescent boys who have yet to master the art of showering, but that just isn’t so! Here are a few ways you can beat back acne.13371148

  1. Keep your back as clean as your face: Or at least try to! We keep our faces nice and lathered up, but we barely splash soap on our backs in the shower! Backs are so hard to reach, and so much gunk like hair products and sweat accumulates on them. The best solution is to use a long handled loofah to scrub that back.
  2. Don’t treat your back and face the same: You can scrub to your heart’s content on your back, whereas you need to be gentle with your face. The skin on your back is tougher, so it can take some major exfoliation.
  3. The golden rule= exfoliation: Again, since your back doesn’t get the cleaning attention it deserves, a lot of gunk can accumulate on it. Don’t be afraid to use a heavy duty exfoliant! Look for products that have ingredients like salicylic acid or glycolic acid.

Just remember, when you keep your back clean and exfoliated, it will keep that sucker acne free! Also, don’t forget to moisturize!

XOXO, Chels

 

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How to Shave Less Often

Now that we are in the warm weather season, one thing is clear: we have to start shaving our legs again. It is so nice to take a few days…

Now that we are in the warm weather season, one thing is clear: we have to start shaving our legs again. It is so nice to take a few days (okay weeks) off of shaving during the winter months. I am always looking for ways to cut down my shaving time/frequency, and here are the tricks that have served me well!

  1. Go against the grain: A easy trick to shave less is to shave against the grain of your hair. This ensures that you are getting the closest shave possible and saves you time by not having to go over the same spot twice!Shaving Tips For Woman(1)
  2. Exfoliate: To get a close shave every time you should exfoliate your skin often. This gets rid of the dead skin and also exposes any hairs that you may have missed.
  3. Condition: Use conditioner instead of shaving cream! Not only will it save you money, it also keeps your skin soft and healthy!
  4. Cut the carbs: The foods you eat can actually promote access hair growth! Carbs do this. Cut back on the carbs to keep you hair from growing so you can shave less often.

Now you can have silky smooth legs all summer long!

XOXO, Chels

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Benefits of the Beach

Who doesn’t love a trip to the beach?!  It’s the perfect place to unwind, get a tan, and have some fun!  Many don’t know this, but going to the beach…

Who doesn’t love a trip to the beach?!  It’s the perfect place to unwind, get a tan, and have some fun!  Many don’t know this, but going to the beach has a handful of health and beauty benefits.  Check out how a trip to the beach can make your body happy and make you feel even more beautiful!

Taking a few days vacation from your busy schedule is extremely important. Sometimes, we try to accomplish too much and let ourselves get overly stressed.  This can lead to lack of sleep, weight gain, and mood changes.  Our brain and bodies need time to relax!  Sunlight is even proven to decrease depression!  As to our physical appearance, the beach is our best friend.  The sun is a natural source of vitamin D, which leads to healthy skin.  The salt in the ocean can also help clear up acne. (HINT: go all natural at the beach. NO makeup!)  You can even accomplish the perfect beach-wave hair!  If you haven’t gotten a pedicure in awhile or have seriously dry feet, heading to the beach can cure the problem!  Sand naturally exfoliates dead sin off your feet, leaving them smooth and soft!

I think it’s time we all pack up and head to the beach.  Who’s with me?!

Love,

Chelsea

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The RIGHT Way to Use Self-Tanner

Getting tan is number one on most girls’ lists for the summer.  While lying by the pool, with sunscreen of course, is the most natural way, self-tanning lotion is another…

Getting tan is number one on most girls’ lists for the summer.  While lying by the pool, with sunscreen of course, is the most natural way, self-tanning lotion is another way to achieve the perfect glow without hitting the tanning bed!  While it may look like a simple lotion, prepping for self-tanner is key to an all-around, non-streaky, perfect tan. Chelsea Crockett- shaving

Self-tanner is a wonderful way to get an all-around body tan without harming your skin.  Before applying the lotion, it’s important to get your body ready.  Start by shaving your legs and exfoliating your entire body.  If your skin is dry, the tanner may peel off; likewise, a razor can strip off the tanning lotion as well.  Once you’re out of the shower, dry off as much as you possibly can.  Do not leave a drop of water!  In places that tend to be dry, such as your nose, knees, and elbows, apply a lightweight lotion to those areas and rub it in well.

Next, apply your tanner all over your body starting from the bottom up.  Remember, when applying it to your face…go light.  You don’t want to add too much to the focal point of your body!  Always wait for the lotion or spray to dry longer than it says in the directions.  For example, if it says to wait 10 minutes, wait 20.  A major problem with self-tanner is the ability for it to transfer to your clothes.  To avoid this from happening, lightly brush baby powder all over to secure your tan and avoid a clothing mishap.

There you have it!  Your 101 guide to a flawless tan!

-Chelsea

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Lemon Honey Scrub and How to Use It

Sugar scrubs are natural exfolaints! They can greatly improve the health of your skin by getting rid of toxins and impurities and gives you a healthy glow! Regular soap may…

Sugar scrubs are natural exfolaints! They can greatly improve the health of your skin by getting rid of toxins and impurities and gives you a healthy glow! Regular soap may appear to keep your skin clean, but only exfoliation removes dead skin cells and excess oil!

Here is how to make your very own lemon honey sugar scrub!lemonhoney

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp honey

Add all of these ingredients together and keep them in a jar in your bathroom so that you have easy access to it! I use my sugar scrub when I am in the shower and I have deep conditioner sitting in my hair. I have the water off and use the scrub on my face and all over my body! It rejuvenates my skin and gets all of the dead skin off. Then, I rinse it off in the shower! Easy peasy!

Comment below and let me know how this sugar scrub works for you!

XOXO, Chels

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