Chelsea Crockett

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The Truth about Sleeping in Makeup

High school’s full of several nights of coming home late from a friend’s house and falling asleep as soon as you make it to your bed. Other times, long hours…

High school’s full of several nights of coming home late from a friend’s house and falling asleep as soon as you make it to your bed. Other times, long hours of homework may keep you up a little past your bedtime, causing you to fall asleep with a book under your head… and without washing your face! Either situation sound familiar? Sleeping with your makeup on is a major “don’t.” Here are a few reasons why:

  • Foundation can clog pores and produce bacterial infections. It can also be one of the main causes of acne and breakouts.Chelsea Crockett - Aging Skin Something in your skin called collagen keeps your skin firm and looking good. Skipping a wash leads to the breakdown of collagen, which makes your skin age faster.
  • Have your ever left your mascara on and woken up with unbelievable irritation in your eyes? Leaving on mascara or eyeliner can cause your eyes to hurt from little bits of the makeup falling into them. (P.S. Your mascara will slowly fall off pulling your eyelashes with it!)
  • Believe it or not, eye shadow plays a big part in clogging oil glands. If you let it build up too long it can create sties in your eyes! Ouch!
  • Leaving foundation or concealer or your skin overnight causes it to become sensitive and dry. I cannot overemphasize how bad it is for your pores!
  • Like I said before, your skin also ages faster. Not only does your skin eventually dry out, but, over time, wrinkles will start to be enhanced. No one wants that!

So next time you come in late from a football game or a long night studying at a friend’s house, take a quick 5 minutes to wash your face (or even keep some makeup wipes by the side of your bed!). Every night matters :)!

-Chels

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5 Cures for Jet Lag

Dr. Chelsea is back again! And with the holidays coming up, airports will be packed and plane tickets will sell like no other time of year. Long, early flights to…

Dr. Chelsea is back again! And with the holidays coming up, airports will be packed and plane tickets will sell like no other time of year. Long, early flights to other time zones can really take a toll on any traveler, no matter where you might be headed. Once jet lag sets in, you may have little to no motivation for anything! Here are a few cures and tips on how to beat jet lag!

  1. Okay, I’m going to start out with the most obvious solution that I put in almost any advice article… HYDRATE! Water is the answer to everything. Making sure you’re not anywhere close to dehydration will help enormously.
  2. Be sure to follow a “jet lag diet.” I know how tempting it is to grab some quick airport food but that doesn’t mean your choices can’t be healthy. Find a good salad, sandwich, or wrap and go from there!Chelsea Crockett - Jet Lag Time
  3. Make sure you get enough sleep before your flight. Sleep deprivation is never a good idea when going into a new time zone. Get at least 8 hours every night leading up to your trip. I promise, it will make a difference!
  4. Plan ahead. If you like to keep your trips planned out and scheduled, add in some time for resting. Avoid doing anything in advance that’s going to wear you out even more then you will be.
  5. If you don’t have problems with sleeping on planes, schedule a night flight. Especially if your flight is long, sleeping it away is not a bad idea! It will also help the time fly by (literally!).

Do you have your own secret remedy for jet lag? Share with me below!

Love, Chelsea

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Beauty Sleep… Real or Fake?

“Sleep considered to be sufficient to keep one looking young and beautiful.” This is the real definition of what us girls call beauty sleep. Whether sleep really helps us stay…

“Sleep considered to be sufficient to keep one looking young and beautiful.” This is the real definition of what us girls call beauty sleep. Whether sleep really helps us stay looking awake and youthful, there is some evidence behind the truth of it. So… beauty sleep: real or fake?

You all know the feeling of staying up way too late for a big test the next morning. Then, the minute you wake up and look in the mirror, the bagsChelsea Crockett - Dark Circles under your eyes show everyone else just how much sleep you actually got. Dark circles are one of the first indicators of lack of sleep. And let’s face it, we all hate dark circles and would do anything to get rid of them. Sleep really does help and is one of the only ways to fully reduce those awful circles!

Sleep benefits more than just tired eyes. Your skin actually replenishes and repairs itself faster while you sleep. A lack of sleep can slow or disrupt this process. As teenagers, we’re supposed to get a recommended 8 hours of sleep. Without enough of it, our skin ages faster. Along with that, your skin actually loses its radiance. It’s proven that little sleep can make your skin look duller.

Beauty sleep is REAL! A continued lack of sleep can actually make a difference. So ladies, buy a planner or make a schedule to make sure you get your hours in! You won’t only feel different but look different too!

XOXO – Chelsea

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Running Low on Sleep? Look Awake!

Wake up, go to school, eat, sleep, repeat.  Sound familiar?  The school week can be exhausting!   Although it’s only 5 days, it can feel like a lifetime!  I put together…

Wake up, go to school, eat, sleep, repeat.  Sound familiar?  The school week can be exhausting!   Although it’s only 5 days, it can feel like a lifetime!  I put together a few tips to help you look awake when you’re running low on sleep.  As a high school student myself, these tips can be a lifesaver!

The biggest struggle after rolling out of bed is figuring out how to cover the dark circles formed under your eyes.  Such a pain!  Although there are ways to prevent them, such Chelsea Crockett - Too Faced Concealeras eye creams, drinking lots of water, and reducing stress, you can’t always find time to keep up.  With that being said, concealer is the most obvious way to go.  One of my favorites is the Absolutely Flawless Concealer by Too Faced.  Click here to check it out!

Another option is to grab a quick coffee on your way to school.  If you feel awake, you look awake!  A little caffeine doesn’t hurt and can serve as a little pick-me-up before starting the day.  Try to avoid huge energy drinks and quick energy fixes.  They’ll give you the energy you want but will lead to crashing later in the day!

Did you know that having a positive mindset can change your entire attitude towards the day?  So what you might be a little tired… count the positives!  I know whenever I have a better mindset I feel happier and more thankful about the day.  This will change your tired and sluggish mood to a brighter, more upbeat attitude!  Give it a try :)!

Love, Chelsea

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Healthy Habits That Aren’t Actually Healthy

Sleeping in late? Buying low-fat foods?  Sipping on fruit juice to get your necessary vitamins?  These all sound healthy, right?  WRONG!  Many “healthy” acts aren’t so healthy after all.  You’d…

Sleeping in late? Buying low-fat foods?  Sipping on fruit juice to get your necessary vitamins?  These all sound healthy, right?  WRONG!  Many “healthy” acts aren’t so healthy after all.  You’d be surprised to find out what healthy acts and items I’m talking about.  Keep on reading to find out how you can live a healthier life!Chelsea Crockett- low fat foods

  • When you’re out to eat, skip the hand sanitizer and go to the bathroom to wash your hands with good old-fashioned soap and water. Hand sanitizer dries out the skin and isn’t as effective as it claims to be.
  • Fruit juice isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. When producers make juice, they remove the skin, which holds most of the nutrients and fiber. Basically, all you’re left with is sugar and added artificial flavors.
  • You might be surprised to find that “catching up on sleep” isn’t actually a good thing. Research shows that those who sleep in for hours on the weekend to make up for a loss of sleep from the week-end up staying up later on Sunday nights resulting in tiredness on Monday. It’s a reoccurring cycle. Instead, try to keep a constant sleeping pattern.
  • Just because something is labeled as low-fat, doesn’t mean it’s low calorie. Many low-fat foods actually have more carbs and grams of sugar to make up for the lack of taste. Instead, eat a healthy portion of the regular food item.
  • Ignoring your sweet tooth sounds like a good idea right? When you’re body craves something you need to give it what it wants. By eating a small piece of dark chocolate, you will get rid of your sweet tooth and even score some healthy antioxidants. If you get rid of all sweets, you may find yourself binge eating cake one night.

It’s so important to always make healthy choices! I hope this helped!

Love you all,

Chelsea

 

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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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Easy Tips for Catching Some ZZZ’s

Don’t get me wrong, summer is the best time of the year, but some of us teens get into the routine of staying up late at night… or even into…

Don’t get me wrong, summer is the best time of the year, but some of us teens get into the routine of staying up late at night… or even into the early hours of the morning! It may not affect us when we’re out of school and sleeping in through lunch, but during the school year it hits us like a ton of bricks! If you’re one of those people stuck in the exhausting routine, here are a few tips on breaking the habit!

  • Try drinking a glass of Sleepy Time tea. For some people, this tea is a miracle worker! If you start drinking a cup an hour or so before you hit the hay, you’ll feel calm and will hopefully doze off right away.Chelsea Crockett - Sleepytime Tea
  • Put your phone far away from you or in a different room. This may be the last thing you want to do, but I promise it works! 90% of the time you’re up after midnight is because your phone has too many easy distractions.
  • Use lavender! Lavender’s scent is known for relaxing and relieving stress. Purchase a lavender scented candle and let it burn for a while before you go to bed. Let it fill your room while it releases your stress, too!
  • Simply relax! Oftentimes you may find yourself getting frustrated and giving up on falling asleep early. DON’T! If you lay in bed and focus your mind on other things, it’ll help make you sleepy and you’ll eventually doze off.

So next time you’re having trouble catching some ZZZ’s, try out a couple of these steps and you’ll hopefully make it through the day without sleeping through class :)!

-Chelsea

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Rules to Healthier Skin

Having clear, healthy skin is an automatic self-esteem booster!  Unfortunately, maintaining clear skin can be a challenge.  It’s almost impossible to keep zits off our faces!!  Luckily, there are things…

Having clear, healthy skin is an automatic self-esteem booster!  Unfortunately, maintaining clear skin can be a challenge.  It’s almost impossible to keep zits off our faces!!  Luckily, there are things you can do in your everyday life to keep pimples away and clear skin in the forefront.

  1. Establish a daily morning and night routine. This routine should consist of a complete face wash followed with moisturizer.
  2. Keep greasy, oily foods to a minimum. Your skin reacts by producing zits when you consume these types of foods.
  3. Make sure to get 7-8 hours of sleep every night! “Beauty rest” is the real deal!
  4. Try incorporating healthy skin foods into your diet like fish, avocados, pomegranates, and tomatoes.Chelsea Crockett- eat healthy for your skin
  5. Go without makeup! Whenever you’re having a lazy day, take a break from makeup and never wear it to sleep. Your skin needs to breathe every once in a while.
  6. Try not to touch your face. Your hands carry dirt and oil that should stay off your face!
  7. Always wear sunscreen. This will keep your skin looking youthful longer.
  8. Exfoliate a few times a week! Your skin needs a good deep cleaning every so often.
  9. Never over wash or over moisturize your face. Your skin creates natural oils that are healthy for the skin. If you are constantly washing them off, then your skin will react by creating more oil. Yuck!

If you live by these skin conscious rules, then you’ll be on the right track to clear, healthy skin all the time!

Love,

Chelsea

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How to stress less

Stress is no good. It isn’t good for your body, it isn’t good for your emotions, and it sure isn’t pleasant for the people around you either! When you are…

Stress is no good. It isn’t good for your body, it isn’t good for your emotions, and it sure isn’t pleasant for the people around you either! When you are stressed, your quality of life is not high and you just aren’t a happy camper! Here is how to stress less so that you can be a happier, healthier you!

  1. Dance it out. Feeling stressed? Blare your music and just dance.
  2. Talk about it. Grab a girl friend, take her to Starbucks, grab a latte, and just talk to her. Spill your guts to her. It will make you feel so much better!53d9b1416a0558.85782649
  3. Take a walk. Exercising gets your endorphins pumping, which make you happier! Being happy helps lower stress. Also, I have found that exercising gives me great time to think.
  4. Go to bed earlier! If you are sleepy, you are unhappy, which can just lead to more stress!
  5. Hug it out. Seriously. Grab your mom, and give her a good ole bear hug.
  6. Do something good for others. When I am serving others, it makes me so happy! I love knowing I am helping someone else and making a difference in their life.

Do any of these things help you stress less? I have so much going on in my life right now, so it really helps to be able to handle my stress in a positive way. How do YOU stress less?

XOXO, Chels

 

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How to Become a Morning Person

When your alarm goes off in the morning do you cringe inwardly? Does that buzzing make you want to rip your pillow in half? If this is you, then you…

When your alarm goes off in the morning do you cringe inwardly? Does that buzzing make you want to rip your pillow in half? If this is you, then you are NOT a morning person. Do you wish you were? Here are some tips on how to become a morning person.

  1. Pack on the protein: In every health class you have ever taken, it has been drilled into your skull that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. That is because it is true! Eating a 77c53d7bbca7416642a3ebd0de95813959844bc01ce963fb0d1159b7651b8169healthy breakfast packed with protein gives you lasting energy.
  2. Reward yourself: Rewarding yourself will give you the incentive to actually follow through and wake up early. Reward yourself with an extra 15 minutes of TV or another helping of your favorite snack.
  3. Keep things light: keep your blinds open so that in the morning, when the sun shines in, it wakes you up naturally. We all know how hard it is to sleep with light pouring into the room!
  4. Give yourself a pep talk: At night, before bed, tell yourself that you are going to wake up early in the morning. No “ifs” “ands” or “buts”. And no excuses!

It is said that the early bird gets the worm, so go out there and get your worm!

XOXO, Chels

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5 Tips for Healthy Living!

A healthy and happy lifestyle is one of the most important things to maintain in life. Life is short, so why wouldn’t you want to live the best life you…

A healthy and happy lifestyle is one of the most important things to maintain in life. Life is short, so why wouldn’t you want to live the best life you can each and every day? There are five simple steps that are easy to incorporate into your daily lives that put you on a path to a healthier lifestyle!

  1. Exercise. Get out and exercise for at least an hour a day! It can be as simple as riding your bike or playing basketball with your friends. You know what they say, when you look good, you feel good!Chelsea Crockett - Healthy Living
  2. Sleep. Sleep is so, so important! Getting 7-8 hours every night will make such a big difference! When I get a good night of sleep, it’s a lot easier for me to pay attention in school. The day actually goes by a little faster when I’m not constantly trying to keep my eyes open!
  3. Eat healthy. Eating a healthy diet will not only satisfy you and your body, but make you feel good :)! If you’re not a fan of fruits and vegetables, there are several substitutes that can give you the vitamins and nutrients you need. Just follow the food pyramid on the right for a start to a yummy and healthy diet!
  4. Think positive. Having a good attitude improves ANY situation you’re in. Even going to school or work can turn from bad to good if you start your day in the right mindset.
  5. Love more. Encourage others and build them up. I view loving others as a domino effect, once someone sees you being a positive influence in someone’s life, they want to do the same! It’s as simple as that!

XO – Chelsea

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Sleep, It’s Good For You!

Happy summer Insiders,                 If you’re like me you, then love late summer nights.  Hanging out with my girlfriends, making videos, and watching movies are just a few things that…

Happy summer Insiders,

                If you’re like me you, then love late summer nights.  Hanging out with my girlfriends, making videos, and watching movies are just a few things that keep me up all night.  It’s always a great time, but I started losing more and more sleep.  I started looking into the benefits of sleep and now force myself to sleep more.  It’s SO good for you!!  The term “beauty sleep” is actually a real thing.  Getting 8-9 hours of sleep a night reduces dark circles under your eyes and reduces wrinkles.  Many studies also suggest that you will live longer.  Who doesn’t want that?!  As well as looking more beautiful and living longer, getting enough sleep can improve memory and creativity.  This can help with school or making YouTube videos, like meLaughingChelsea Crockett- sleep.  If you’re an athlete, it can help with your performance level.  If you’re not happy with your game, then get some sleep!  Along with all of these amazing benefits, getting enough sleep can help you maintain a healthy weight.  You’ll be more beautiful, fit, and have more attention with a good night of sleep.

                Goodnight 😉

                                Chelsea

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