Chelsea Crockett

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Post-Workout Skin Care Routine

I love going to the gym. It helps me calm my mind and makes me feel refreshed and strong. The only downfall of visiting the gym is that I seem…

I love going to the gym. It helps me calm my mind and makes me feel refreshed and strong. The only downfall of visiting the gym is that I seem to break out after I go. I looked up why this was the case, and it was because I wasn’t treating my skin the way I should! After we workout, our pores are wide open which means that they are open to bacteria and makeup residue. Your skin is super vulnerable after a visit to the gym. Here are a few ways that I found to keep your skin healthy after hitting the gym or the trail.

 

  1. Make sure your makeup is gone before you work out. Use a makeup wipe to quickly and easily clear your skin. Do this so that your sweat can filter out of your pores freely instead of getting trapped by your makeup.
  2. Use skin products that don’t irritate. Using a harsh cleanser after you workout is not doing your skin any favors! Spray a facial toner on your skin post-workout to soothe and calm your skin.
  3. If you can’t get to a shower, use healthy ingredients to wash your face. Makeup wipes with natural cleansers like lavender are a great and handy way to quickly and easily get your skin clean of sweat and build-up after a workout.
  4. Keep your skin care kit on hand. If you workout before work or school, or you typically have to go somewhere other than home after a workout, keep your skincare essentials in a small travel bag. This is a great way to make sure that you get your skin cleansed before going anywhere, plus it will make you feel refreshed when you are on the go.

Keeping your skin clean is the key to kicking breakouts to the curb!

XOXO, Chels

 

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Beauty Tips You Can Do in Your Sleep

Beauty takes time. As a good friend of mine always says, beauty isn’t for sissies! It feels like there isn’t enough time in the day to get everything done that…

Beauty takes time. As a good friend of mine always says, beauty isn’t for sissies! It feels like there isn’t enough time in the day to get everything done that I need to do, let alone enough time to get all my beauty prep in. In my book, the best kind of beauty treatments are the ones you can do in your sleep. Here are a few examples of treatments that make you the beauty queen you are, and all you have to do is catch some zzzzzzzzzz’s.

  1. Shrink a pimple: If you have a pesky pimple or two, put a small dab of toothpaste onto it and let it sit overnight. It dries the blemish out and helps shrink it.
  2. Moisturize: Hydrate your skin with an overnight mask to heal and nourish dry skin. You can also use a humidifier to help stop the dry air from sucking the moisture from your skin while you sleep!
  3. Heal your hair: Coconut oil works miracles. Seriously. Smooth some on your strands and leave it on overnight. Cover your pillow with a towel so the oil doesn’t soak in. Be ready to wake up with the healthiest hair you’ve ever had!
  4. Wavy hair: Want to wake up with wavy hair? There are tons of no-heat curl methods to try. Do a quick YouTube search and find one that works for you. These methods save your hair a ton of damage, AND they take barely any time at all! Your hair gets styled as you sleep.

Now you know why they call it “beauty sleep”!

XOXO, Chels

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Fast Pimple Fixes

Pimples are such an annoyance. Seriously, they can make you feel self-conscious, they are sometimes painful, and are just plain obnoxious. They can single handedly ruin my day with their…

Pimples are such an annoyance. Seriously, they can make you feel self-conscious, they are sometimes painful, and are just plain obnoxious. They can single handedly ruin my day with their appearance. Ok, maybe I am being a bit dramatic, but still. Zits are just not okay. They’re especially annoying when you are about to go to an event or go on a trip! Here are a few ways to zap those pesky pimples out of your life.

  1. Use Advil on them: Cut open an Advil liquid gel and dab the liquid on your pimple to reduce its size. This is great when you are in a time crunch and need a quick fix.
  2. Use a baking soda mask: Create a paste with baking soda and water to help reduce the size and frequency of your breakouts.
  3. Vitamin E: Crack open a vitamin E gel and use it just like the Advil liquid gel!
  4. Neosporin: Neosporin is an antibacterial ointment and acne is caused by bacteria.

Kick pesky pimples to the curb with these fast and easy fixes!

XOXO, Chels

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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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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:

  • 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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Where and Why You Should Use Sunscreen in the Winter

Just because it is winter time does not mean that you can forget about sunscreen. While the sun isn’t toasting us like it does in the summer time, its UV…

Just because it is winter time does not mean that you can forget about sunscreen. While the sun isn’t toasting us like it does in the summer time, its UV rays are just as powerful as they are in the summer. That means that you still need sunscreen. There are a few surprising places on our bodies that need sunscreen that I had no clue about. Here are the five unsuspecting places so that you can protect them and save your skin the damage.

  1. Scalp: A sunburned scalp is possibly the most painful sunburn you can get. It can be itchy and flaky and can hurt so bad when you are trying to brush and style your hair. If you are going to be outside for a long period of time without a hat on, apply hair sunscreen to your scalp.49121577
  2. Ears: Your ears are exposed to a ton of sun, whether you are driving in the car or going for a walk. Make sure to keep them protected by putting a little bit of sunscreen on the tops of them.
  3. Eyelids: I never think about my eyelids getting sunburned, which makes it that much more important to protect them! You can put some gentle sunscreen on them, or just make sure you are wearing sunglasses during extended outside time.
  4. Lips: Your lips are a really sensitive area of your face, which makes them prone to sunburn. Most lip balms have SPF in them already, but if you know you will be outside a lot, grab one that is meant to protect you from UV rays.

I am a huge advocate for doing everything you can to protect your skin. It is the largest organ in our body, and it is also the most sensitive and exposed! Keep your skin cancer-free, damage-free, and wrinkle-free by using sunscreen, even when you don’t think you need it.

XOXO, Chels

 

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Rise and Shine – Morning Beauty Habits

Wake up sleepy head! You don’t have to be a morning person to start your day with a kick booty beauty routine. Toss in a few of these easy steps…

Wake up sleepy head! You don’t have to be a morning person to start your day with a kick booty beauty routine. Toss in a few of these easy steps to your morning rituals to keep you feeling fresh all day long:download-1

  1. Down some protein: Instead of reaching for a carb overload (aka. toast or a bagel) opt for a cup of Greek Yogurt or some eggs. When you eat a protein packed breakfast, you stay fuller longer and avoid over eating later on throughout the day!
  2. Smooth on sunscreen: Protecting yourself from the sun is crucial, even when the sun isn’t out. Use a SPF moisturizer and foundation, and you can also use SPF on your lips and neck and back of your hands. This helps prevent wrinkles and skin cancer!
  3. Hydrate: Dehydration can cause you to be sluggish and can also mess with your skin! Start your day with a big glass of water, and keep a water bottle with you all day.
  4. Apply antioxidants: Use vitamin E and C on your face to help protect your skin against aging free radicals found in UV rays and pollution. These vitamins also supplement your sunscreen and give your skin a beautiful glow.

Have a beautiful day, gorgeous!

XOXO, Chels

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Beauty Products That Help Beat the Heat

In Illinois, summers are so hot they will melt your face off. Or, should I say, melt your foundation off. High temps are beauty products’ worst nightmare. Luckily there are…

In Illinois, summers are so hot they will melt your face off. Or, should I say, melt your foundation off. High temps are beauty products’ worst nightmare. Luckily there are products out there that actually help you stay cool! Don’t go splashing water on your face to cool yourself down, ruining your makeup in the process. Here are just a few life-saving products that will help refresh you so you don’t feel suffocated by your makeup in the heat!

  1. Cucumber mist: Ever heard the phrase “cool as a cucumber”? Try a cooling cucumber mist when you are feeling toasty to help you feel fresh.s1782085-main-zoom
  2. Cooling rollerball: There is a product called “Milk Makeup Cooling Water” from Sephora that will help soothe hot skin. Roll it on the warmer parts of your body like your underarms or neck before stepping outside to help you feel cool.
  3. Use cooling sunscreen: Neutrogena has a product called “Fresh Cooling Mist Sunscreen” that protects you from the sun while also cooling your skin. Sunscreen that keeps you cool AND protected is a double win!
  4. Cool lips: Using minty lip products will keep your lips feeling cool and hydrated! I don’t know about you, but when my lips feel cool and refreshed, the rest of my body does too.

Stay cool, cuties!

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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DIY Pumpkin Vanilla Sugar Scrub

For most people cool weather = dry skin. Dry skin = bad news. Sugar scrubs are one of my favorite dry skin remedies because they smell heavenly and make my…

For most people cool weather = dry skin. Dry skin = bad news. Sugar scrubs are one of my favorite dry skin remedies because they smell heavenly and make my skin feel incredibly smooth. To celebrate this wonderful fall season, here is a recipe for pumpkin vanilla sugar scrub! It layers vanilla scrub with vanilla-pumpkin scrub to create a “candy corn” look!sugar scrub

Ingredients

  • Vanilla Sugar Scrub
    • 1 cup sugar
    • 1/4 cup coconut oil
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Vanilla- Pumpkin Sugar Scrub
    • 2 cups sugar
    • 1/2 cup coconut oil
    • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
    • 1/8 teaspoon ground clove
    • Optional: red and yellow liquid food coloring

Vanilla Sugar Scrub:

Heat the coconut oil on the stove until it is melted. Add in the vanilla extract and stir until fully combined. Add vanilla and coconut mixture to the sugar and stir.

Vanilla-Pumpkin Sugar Scrub:

Heat the coconut oil on the stove until it is melted. Add in the spices and vanilla, and stir until fully combined. Add the liquid to the sugar and stir it together. Right now the mixture will be a light brown color. Divide it into two bowls for coloring if you want it to look like candy corn!

  • To create the yellow layer
    • 4 drops of yellow food coloring
  • To create the red layer
    • 4 drops of yellow and 3 drops of red for the red layer.
    • No worries, this amount of food coloring will not color your skin!

Scrub that dry skin away, and smell like a pumpkin pie while doing it! 😉

XOXO, Chels

Photos via: happinessishomemade.net

Directions via: smartschoolhouse.com

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Skin Rules to Never Break

Dear girls who have naturally clear skin: be so so SO grateful for that!! Girls like me who have to work to have clear skin would kill to have your…

Dear girls who have naturally clear skin: be so so SO grateful for that!! Girls like me who have to work to have clear skin would kill 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!20131109_Chelsea-0063-XL

  1. SPF all the way: Wear a minimum of SPF 15 on a daily basis. This will help prevent skin damage, wrinkles, sunburn, and skin cancer.
  2. Work it out: 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 makes your skin to dehydrate, cease to glow, 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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Uses for Shea Butter!

Today I am going to tell you about one of my favorite all natural moisturizers. You may have heard of it, it is called Shea butter. It is an amazing…

Today I am going to tell you about one of my favorite all natural moisturizers. You may have heard of it, it is called Shea butter. It is an amazing natural product. Let me tell you more!

First off, I am going to give you a little background info on Shea butter. Shea butter comes from the fat in nuts from the African Shea Tree. I know I know, using nut fat sounds a little weird to use on your body, right? Actually, it is super effective. Shea Butter has been praised for centuries thanks to its healing properties. It is rich in Vitamins A and E and is a highly effective moisturizer.  It also reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and can help ease sunburns and bounds. It can also help with skin problems such as eczema. Chelsea Crockett Shea Butter

Shea butter is available in two different forms. It is available in both a refined and unrefined form. In its natural state, Shea butter smells earthy and almost smoky. In color it can be everything from light gray, to ivory, to yellow. Since it’s unrefined, the vitamins, antioxidants, and healing properties are not removed. Refined Shea butter, in contrast, is processed to remove the fragrance. Sometimes it is even bleached so that it appears to be a true white color. Although these things have been done to it, it is still an amazing moisturizer. What you really want to avoid is the super refined Shea butter. Why? It has been processed many times, so all of the amazing healing properties and natural benefits have been stripped out.

Shea butter comes in all forms, from body lotion to shampoo and conditioner! By using hair care that has Shea butter in it, you are putting much-needed moisture back into your hair that this cold winter weather has stripped from it. When you see a product that contains Shea butter, snatch it up! You will not be disappointed.

Love,

Chels

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