Chelsea Crockett

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How to Prepare Your Legs for Summer Weather

When you think about your summer wardrobe, I’m sure it consists of lots of shorts, dresses, skirts, and swimsuits!  And what do all of these things have in common?  Your…

When you think about your summer wardrobe, I’m sure it consists of lots of shorts, dresses, skirts, and swimsuits!  And what do all of these things have in common?  Your legs will show!  I always like to make sure my legs are in tip-top shape during the warm months, especially swimsuit season.  Here is a step-by-step guide to prepare your legs for the summer!

Step #1: Exfoliate.  Chelsea Crockett - ExfoliaterThis is the first step because it gets rid of any dead or damaged skin which prepares the perfect base for hydrating and shaving.  It evens out the skin and leaves behind what’s healthy and new instead of what’s dead and old.  And an even better tip?  Use an exfoliator with sea salt!    

Step #2: Hydrate.  Since exfoliating consists of scrubbing and roughing up your skin, you’ll need to follow it with a little hydration!  Look for lotions that have nourishing and replenishing properties, not just those that smell good.  This should thoroughly moisturize any dry skin cells and prepare them for a smooth, even shave!   

Step #3: Shave.  This step is pretty self-explanatory.  We all know that shaving makes our legs feel and look super smooth, which is perfect for shorts weather!

Step #4: Hydrate again/tan up.  Shaving, just like exfoliating, can sometimes dry out your skin.  I suggest hydrating again!  Then after you lotion-up, try a self-tanner that will leave your legs with a bronze glow!

I hope this guide helps you out this summer!

XO – Chelsea

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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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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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