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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Sleep and Healthy Skin

If there is one thing I wish I could get more of, it is sleep. Napping is one of my favorite hobbies. Staying up late sounds good at the time,…

If there is one thing I wish I could get more of, it is sleep. Napping is one of my favorite hobbies. Staying up late sounds good at the time, but the next day is sooooo not as fun. Makeup can hide the bags under your eyes, but it can’t disguise your exhaustion! Here are 3 reasons why you should be getting more sleep, for your skin’s sake.

  1. Sped up aging process: When you don’t get enough sleep, your skin suffers. It speeds up the aging process of your skin and makes it dry out faster.
  2. Increased Cortisol levels: Cortisol is a stress hormone, and when you don’t catch enough zzzz’s, it gets all out of whack. Cortisol can also cause acne and trigger some skin conditions like eczema, or it can make your pimples worse!
  3. It changes your growth hormones: Sleep deprivation also causes decreases in growth hormones that help thicken and moisturize your skin. This leads to dehydrated skin and, like we said above, faster signs of aging! Want glowing skin? Then you need those growth hormones!

Moral of the story? Sleep keeps your skin looking better and younger. Getting your beauty rest is so worth it!

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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Odd But Effective Skin Care Advice

I am all about wrinkle prevention. Most of us think that wearing sunscreen and keeping our face moisturized is all it takes, but that isn’t the case! There are quite…

I am all about wrinkle prevention. Most of us think that wearing sunscreen and keeping our face moisturized is all it takes, but that isn’t the case! There are quite a few weird habits that can prevent wrinkles and protect your skin. Wrinkles and skin damage are caused by factors that we can and cannot control. Exposure to the sun and smoking are big causes of wrinkles, but a healthy diet, good sleep, moisturizing and sunscreen can protect against wrinkles. Here are some weird habits that help protect your skin from damage and aging.

  1. Sleeping position: Sleeping on your back is best for your face! Sleeping on either side can cause wrinkles on the sides of your face that you sleep on, and gravity begins to take its course.
  2. Chocolate: Yep, you heard that right! A little dark chocolate a day can help protect your skin from the negative effects of sun-exposure. The antioxidants naturally found in cocoa are great for your skin.skincare
  3. Washing your face less often: This may sound weird, but too much cleansing strips your skin of its natural oils and moisture, and those are things that help protect against wrinkles.
  4. Cutting back on sugar: That second latte of the day may seem harmless, but it is actually causing more harm than good! Excess sugar in our blood stream causes early aging in our skin.

The healthier your habits and the more you protect your skin, the less likely you will be to get those unwanted wrinkles. The earlier you start on prevention the better!

XOXO, Chels

 

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Benefits of Mineral Makeup

I have been aware of mineral makeup for a while, and I had heard it was so good for your skin, but I never really looked into it. But, recently…

I have been aware of mineral makeup for a while, and I had heard it was so good for your skin, but I never really looked into it. But, recently a dermatologist told me that the reason I am having trouble getting rid of some of my pesky acne is because of the foundation I use! A lot of times drugstore foundations contain dyes and perfumes and can foster bacteria. Here is why you should make the switch to mineral makeup!4-in-1-pressed-mineral-makeup-porcelain-open

Mineral makeup is composed of inorganic minerals and is oil free so it doesn’t promote bacteria growth- Hooray! If you have acne prone skin then this is very important. It is also great for people with sensitive skin because it does not contain harsh perfumes or dyes like I mentioned above. Mineral makeup contains zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, which are both natural sunscreens that provide sun protection against those harsh rays. Another cool aspect is that titanium dioxide has a high light refraction index, which means it reflects light, even higher than that of a diamond! This helps reduce the appearance of skin blemishes and even gives you a glow!

Mineral makeup also offers you great coverage, a natural finish, and a smooth appearance! Although it is a little more expensive than your traditional foundation and powder I think that it is worth it. Think of all the money you could save on acne medicines!

I love the look, feel and finish that mineral makeup gives me. I give it a perfect 10!

XOXO,Chels

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DIY Oily Skin Remedy

I struggle with managing my oily skin like a lot of girls my age. I have learned a lot of natural ways to combat my oily skin, and using salt…

I struggle with managing my oily skin like a lot of girls my age. I have learned a lot of natural ways to combat my oily skin, and using salt as a facial cleanser is just one of them! Salt exfoliates, cleanses, and tones your skin while giving it a softer, blemish-free look! Here is how I use salt in my skin routine.58662457

  1. Mix 1 tsp of sea salt and 1 tsp of apple cider vinegar with 2 cups of water
  2. Pour the mixture into a container so that you can store it.
  3. To use the cleanser, wash your face like you normally would, and then use a cotton ball to apply the mixture all over your skin. After you have applied it, wash it off with cold water. You can also fill a small spray bottle with it and spray your face instead of using a cotton ball.

What does this cleanser do exactly? I’m glad you asked. The apple cider vinegar and sea salt both have properties that will prevent & reduce acne and blackheads as well as keep your skin clear. These ingredients are cheap and all natural so you can feel good about what you are putting on your skin and about its impact on your wallet!

 

Happy cleansing!

XOXO, Chels

 

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Good For Your Pores: DIY Coconut Oil Face Mask

Having healthy, glowing skin is one of the simple pleasures in life. A homemade coconut oil face mask can help you achieve the healthy skin we all long for! Coconut…

Having healthy, glowing skin is one of the simple pleasures in life. A homemade coconut oil face mask can help you achieve the healthy skin we all long for! Coconut oil is naturally rich in antioxidants and healthy acids and will soften and lubricate healthy skin cells, break down dead cells, heal acne, and hydrate skin. How does this homemade mask work?

Coconut oil’s structure allows it to infiltrate skin pores to soften rough skin from within. Honey is a natural humectant, which hydrates skin cells. The last ingredient is lemon juice. Fresh lemon juice helps tighten and shrink large pores.

Ingredients:8836716_f520

  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 2 teaspoons raw honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice

 

Combine these ingredients in a small bowl. Apply a thick coat of the mixture onto your clean face. Allow it to sit on your face for 10 minutes and then rinse it off with cool water. Pat your face dry, don’t rub it.

Now get ready for clear, soft skin!

XOXO. Chels

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Top 5 Skin Maintenance Rules

To the girls who have naturally clear skin: I envy you! Girls like me who have to work to have clear skin long to have your gorgeous “I woke up…

To the girls who have naturally clear skin: I envy you! Girls like me who have to work to have clear skin long to have your gorgeous “I woke up like this” façade. According to experts, there are a few “rules” that you need to follow in order to get fabulously flawless skin. Here are those very rules so you know NOT to break them!

  1. SPF all day every day: Wear a minimum of SPF 15 on a daily basis. This will help prevent skin damage, wrinkles, sunburn, and skin cancer.FullSizeRender (13)
  2. Get your <3 pumping: Exercise isn’t always the most fun activity on the planet, but when you get that heart pumping you are delivering oxygen to your skin! Plus, you are burning calories and toning that fab figure.
  3. Say no to cigarettes: Not only is smoking terrible for your health in general, it is also horrible for your skin. Smoking causes your lung capacity to decrease, which causes decreased oxygenation of your tissues and gives your liver too much work to do to process the toxins. This causes your skin to dehydrate, stop glowing, and become inflamed.
  4. Don’t pick at zits: If you pop your pimples, you can cause them to scar! The best way to zap a zit is to put an ice cube wrapped in a cloth on your pimple for a minute.
  5. Exfoliate: This can help get rid of acne scars and also allows skin products to absorb better and work more effectively!

These are just a few things experts say will help you get gorgeous skin. Seems easy enough, right?

XOXO, Chels

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DIY Essential Oil Face Scrub

Exfoliation is key 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…

Exfoliation is key 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:71jYKlAFO-L._SY355_

  • 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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Skin Tips for Outdoor Workouts

If you are a runner or enjoy working out in the cold, you need to protect your skin from the chilly temps and wind! Your skin can be damaged by…

If you are a runner or enjoy working out in the cold, you need to protect your skin from the chilly temps and wind! Your skin can be damaged by the sun and by windburn. Here are a few tips on how to protect your pretty complexion when heading out in the cold.

  • Cover your skin: Wear mittens, a scarf, a headband to protect your ears, and on really cold days, a face mask for your nose and cheeks!moisture
  • Say yes to sunscreen: Even if you are going to be out for a short time, always put on sunscreen before you go out. This protects your skin from both sun and windburn. Also, don’t forget chapstick, your lips can get sun and wind burned too.
  • Be prepared: Check the weather report before you go outside to workout. If the weather is super cold, plan to only stay out for a short time. Stick to slow-moving activities that won’t cause the wind to hit your face and give you windburn.

Keeping your skin damage-free is mega important, so be sure to follow these cold-weather skin tips!

XOXO, Chels

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Oily Skin? Try Salt Toner.

I struggle with oily skin, like a lot of girls my age. I have learned a lot of natural ways to combat my oily skin, and using salt as a…

I struggle with oily skin, like a lot of girls my age. I have learned a lot of natural ways to combat my oily skin, and using salt as a facial toner is just one of them! Salt exfoliates, cleanses, and tones your skin while giving it a softer, blemish-free look! Here is how I use salt in my skin beauty regimen.

Salt toner:

  1. Mix 1 tsp of sea salt and 1 tsp of apple cider vinegar with 2 cups of waterSea salt
  2. Pour the mixture into a container so that you can store it.
  3. This is how you use the toner: wash your face like you normally would, and then use a cotton ball to apply the salt toner all over your skin. After you have applied it, wash it off with cold water. You can also fill a small spray bottle with it and spray your face instead of using a cotton ball.

How does this toner work exactly? I’m glad you asked. The apple cider vinegar and sea salt both have properties that will prevent & reduce acne and blackheads as well as keep your skin clear. These ingredients are cheap and all natural so you can feel good about what you are putting on your skin!

 

Happy cleansing!

XOXO, Chels

 

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The RIGHT Way to Wash Your Face

Did you know that there is a right way to wash your face? Well, according to many beauty experts, there IS! There are a few key things to keep in…

Did you know that there is a right way to wash your face? Well, according to many beauty experts, there IS! There are a few key things to keep in mind when you are cleansing that façade of yours, and I am here to make sure you are completely filled in on what they are. Clean skin= clear skin!

Here are some steps to take to take when washing your face.

  1. Start off by washing your face with warm water and a cleanser. Dry your face with a clean towel.wash-face
  2. Apply facial toner and wait for it to dry. Toner is great for those who have oily skin.
  3. Next, apply any acne medications or topical treatments. If your dermatologist has prescribed you an acne prescription, apply it now!
  4. Apply a moisturizer. Moisturizer is so so so crucial! I like to use coconut oil as my moisturizer on occasion. It helps heal my acne scars and is a great anti-aging treatment! Also, moisturizer is important because dry skin actually makes your skin produce more oil, so those with oily skin beware!
  5. If you are preparing to put on makeup, apply a makeup primer!

Boom, you are done! You have now washed your face like a total pro. Like I said earlier, having a clean, moisturized face keeps acne away and does wonders for your skin!

Let me know if these tips help you keep a squeaky clean face!

XOXO, Chels

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Busy Insider’s Better Skin Guide

Odds are, you are a busy girl. You don’t have time to spend hours trying to get your skin squeaky clean. You barely have time to grab your face wash…

Odds are, you are a busy girl. You don’t have time to spend hours trying to get your skin squeaky clean. You barely have time to grab your face wash and scrub it on in the morning! Here are a few ways to maintain clear skin while running short on time.images (11)

  1. Eat skin-healthy foods: Eating the right foods is at the root of healthy skin. Processed foods are no good for your skin, plus they will bloat you! Eat lots of healthy foods to help hydrate your skin and keep it protected.
  2. Sleep: Being sleep deprived can cause your skin to become dehydrated. It can also cause premature aging! Want bright, healthy skin? Get those ZZZZ’s!
  3. Simplify your routine: If you don’t have time to cleanse, exfoliate, scrub, and moisturize every morning, that is totally okay! None of us do! If you don’t have time to do a million and one things to your face every day, then don’t sweat it! You can do these things when you have time. No worries!

If you are a busy bee, it doesn’t mean you have to neglect your skin care!

XOXO, Chels

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Eat Your Way Towards Healthy Skin

 Eating a healthy, well-balanced diet is part of healthy lifestyle that everyone strives to have.  Not only does it help your immune system, manage your weight, and increase your years…

 Eating a healthy, well-balanced diet is part of healthy lifestyle that everyone strives to have.  Not only does it help your immune system, manage your weight, and increase your years of living, but it can actually treat acne as well.  Who would’ve known?!  Below are some foods to start incorporating in your diet if you struggle with acne like I do.  So eat up and enjoy clearer skin. 🙂 Chelsea Crockett- blueberries

  • Cucumbers:  This veggie is high in water content, which helps flush away toxins from your pores.  It also has a “cooling” effect, which can calm down inflammation caused by acne.
  • Oysters: If you’re a sea food lover, then start loading up on oysters.  They are full of zinc, which is crucial in killing acne.  It also absorbs vitamin A, which it vital for the health of our skin.
  • Yogurt and blueberries: This wonder food packs on the probiotics, which can actually prevent bad bacteria from forming. 
  • Dark chocolate: Indulging in dark chocolate can actually cure your skin!  It’s full of antioxidants that can help shield your skin from harmful radiation.
  • Water: This is probably the most powerful acne fighter.  It keeps your body and skin hydrated, flushing out bad toxins that could get stuck in your pores. 

Who would’ve thought that incorporating a few of these tasty foods in your diet each day could actually get rid of acne?!  I know I’d rather eat food than take medicine!  I hope this helped you on your journey to clearer skin!! 

Good luck!

            Chelsea

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