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Best Facials Sunscreens for Summer

Well guys, the time we wait for all school year is almost here… SUMMER!  I am so excited for the warm weather, sleeping in, and for lots of big plans…

Well guys, the time we wait for all school year is almost here… SUMMER!  I am so excited for the warm weather, sleeping in, and for lots of big plans coming up.  That being said, warm weather means lots of sun and catching some rays.  My skin can be super sensitive when it comes to picking the right facial sunscreens, so here are some of my favorites for summer!

  • Coppertone Sensitive Skin Faces Sunscreen SPF 50 ($7.49). Che;sea Crockett - CeraVe Sunscreen If you want a product that’s both cheap and effective, try out Coppertone!  Coppertone is a good brand if you have super sensitive skin.  It’s extremely gentle and won’t dry out your face.
  • Garnier SkinActive Moisture Bomb the Antioxidant Super Moisturizer ($17).  Garnier’s Moisture Bomb will take care of those annoying dry patches of skin that might be bothering you.  It’s not called the Moisture Bomb for nothing!
  • CeraVe Skin Renewing Day Cream with Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen ($20.69).  If you want a double-purpose cream that works as a moisturizer and a sunscreen, try using CeraVe’s renewing cream.  The sun can oftentimes dry out your skin, so having this on hand is never a bad idea! 
  • It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream with SPF 50+ ($38).  If you’re looking for a good sunscreen that acts as a foundation as well, then this is the product for you.  You can take care of your blemishes and sun protection in one step!

Is there a specific product that’s your go-to facial sunscreen?  Share with me below and I might give it a try! 🙂

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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Summertime Health Myths

Believe it or not, summertime is when we are most likely to be at our healthiest. Our immune systems are stronger because of our body’s natural circadian rhythms. Although this…

Believe it or not, summertime is when we are most likely to be at our healthiest. Our immune systems are stronger because of our body’s natural circadian rhythms. Although this is true, it doesn’t mean that we can slack on taking care of ourselves and protecting our body! Here are some common summer health myths that cause some people to stumble up when it comes to self-care.

  1. The sun will clear up your acne: I have had friends tell me that they go to the tanning bed because it helps them manage their acne. That is not the right way to treat acne! The sun, or tanning bed, won’t dry out your zits. A tan may help camouflage them, but so does concealer.2220101
  2. The sunscreen in your makeup is enough protection: Relying on the SPF in your makeup is a common mistake. The SPF in beauty products usually isn’t high enough to really protect your skin. Use a daily moisturizer with SPF in it in addition to your makeup for full protection.
  3. You are only sunburnt if your skin is red: Not true! Sometimes it can take hours for your burn to actually start showing. So, if you are laying out in the sun and it looks like you aren’t burning, you won’t always spot it is burning until it is too late. It can take up to 6 hours to start to show redness!

If you don’t know if something is true, ask your doctor or a trusted medical expert. Better safe than sorry!

XOXO, Chels

 

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Summer Swim Fixes

Swimming at the pool or beach is all fun and games most of the time.  But those long days in the water can sometimes pose a problem to your hair…

Swimming at the pool or beach is all fun and games most of the time.  But those long days in the water can sometimes pose a problem to your hair and skin.  I found some tips that are super beneficial to recover from a day at the pool.  There are many swim fixes that can make your summer much more enjoyable and worry-free!

As teenage girls, most of us like to shave our legs, armpits, and sometimes our bikini lines.  Sometimes we end up with the much dreaded razor burns and bumps.  Chelsea Crockett - SunBum Hair SunscreenFor these, they can be relieved with a little aloe vera and lotion.  To prevent them from coming back, wait a few days before shaving over the area again.  This will stop the bumps from getting irritated and flaring up.

Sometimes day’s spent in the water can put your hair and skin in chlorine overload.  It’s known for drying out the moisture in your skin.  In order to hydrate it, rub raw coconut oil on your skin a couple times a day.  This should help restore any missing moisture that was taken!  As far as hair goes, being in the sun can lighten it dramatically, especially if you dye it.  There are many brands that actually sell hair sunscreen that protect your locks from sun damage!  Just spray it on and you’re set for the day!

I hope these make you less worrisome when it comes to long days of water exposure.  Do you have any extra tips that work for you?  Let me know insiders! 🙂

XO – Chels

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Sunscreen Myths Uncovered

You may think that sun protection is as simple as putting on sunscreen and BAM, you are protected. There are a lot of sunscreen myths out there, and I am…

You may think that sun protection is as simple as putting on sunscreen and BAM, you are protected. There are a lot of sunscreen myths out there, and I am about to clear them up for you so that you can be sure you are doing what you need to keep your skin safe this summer.Products_Banana_Boat_Sport_Performance_Sunscreen

Myth #1: You only need sunscreen when it is sunny out. Even when it is a cloudy day, that doesn’t mean you are being shielded from the sun’s rays! UV light comes through the clouds and rain, so don’t skimp on lathering on the SPF!

Myth #2: SPF 100 sunscreen blocks everything. Just because it says SPF 100 doesn’t mean it blocks 100% of the sun’s rays! SPF is the number that reflects the amount of time you can stay in the sun, so it is recommended that you reapply every 2 hours.

Myth #3: If you have a tan, don’t worry about burns. Not true! Tans are a sign that your skin has been damaged by the sun, so it is vital that you reapply sunscreen often.

Now that you know some truths about sunscreen, you can protect your skin the right way this summer.

XOXO, Chels

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How to Get Tan for Summer: The Safe Way

Being tan is one of my favorite things about summer. Although my summer is filled with lots of travelling and events, I still find time to soak up some rays….

Being tan is one of my favorite things about summer. Although my summer is filled with lots of travelling and events, I still find time to soak up some rays. Too many teenage girls get caught up in the idea of being tan and take desperate measures to do so. Here’s how you can get tan this summer… the safe way!

Before summer, I like to have a little color, especially for prom, graduation, etc. Instead of going tanning, which can be really bad for your skin, I sometimes use a bronzing mousse from Vita Liberata.Chelsea Crockett - Vita Liberata Tanning Mousse My favorite of their products is the 2-3 Week Tan Mousse in Medium. After applying, your skin will develop a darker tan within 4-8 hours. No harm done! It gives your skin a much more natural tan than other tanning lotions I’ve used in the past. This product provides you with a mitt to apply the mousse without any streaks or splotches.

No matter how many times your skin sees the sun throughout the day, it is crucial to wear sunscreen. More and more everyday skin products, such as some liquid foundations and BB creams, have included a built in SPF which prevents the sun’s rays from harming your skin. I’ve read so many different articles and have watched several videos that say wearing sunscreen everyday will do your skin wonders. You might as well give it a try!

Make your skin happy this summer by being smart when you’re having fun in the sun!

XO – Chels

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Myths and Misconceptions about Vitamin D

We all learned in school that going outside and getting some vitamin D was super important for our health. There is so much more to know about this crucial vitamin,…

We all learned in school that going outside and getting some vitamin D was super important for our health. There is so much more to know about this crucial vitamin, and there are so many myths about its abilities out there! Here are some common misconceptions about vitamin D and the explanations behind the myths. 

Myth: If you live somewhere sunny, you don’t have to worry about vitamin D: 

Even if you live in a sunny climate like California or Hawaii you still might not be getting enough vitamin D. We live in a society that spends most of our time inside or in our cars, so we barely see the light of day. Your clothes cover up most of your skin, plus theimages (3) sunscreen that you wear also blocks out most of the sun rays that carry vitamin D. More on that later. So, even the most sunny populations suffer from vitamin D loss. 

Myth: If you wear sunscreen you won’t get any vitamin D

Yes, it is true that good sunscreen blocks out the UVB rays that prompt your skin to produce its vitamin D. BUT, unless you are covering up every square inch of your skin, you are going to get at least some vitamin D intake. Even the tips of your fingers and the backs of your elbows can absorb the vitamin, not to fear! 

Myth: You can get enough vitamin D from the foods you eat

Yes, foods like seafood and milk that are protein sources do contain some vitamin D. But unless you are willing to down multiple glasses of milk and a couple servings of salmon every day, then getting enough vitamin D in your diet is out of the picture. 

Moral of the story? Spend some time outside during the day, in the shade, and get some vitamin D the natural way. It takes about 15-30 minutes for your body to absorb it’s daily vitamin D requirement, so go outside and run a mile or swim some laps! 

XOXO, Chels 

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Beach Day Must-Haves

Do you live by a beach or are you planning on going on a beachy vacation this summer? Then you definitely need a beach day survival guide! Here are my…

Do you live by a beach or are you planning on going on a beachy vacation this summer? Then you definitely need a beach day survival guide! Here are my beach must-have items that ensure I have the best time ever.2227627

  1. Makeup removing wipes: To keep your face fresh and clean!
  2. Hand sanitizer: In case you touch anything icky or have some beach snacks you want to nibble on.
  3. Sunblock and lip balm: To keep your skin protected!
  4. Sea salt hair spray: For beachy waves even before you hit the beach.
  5. Anti-humidity shine spray: To keep those beachy waves at bay!
  6. Floppy hat: Keep the sun out of your eyes AND make a fashion statement!

Now you are ready to get some sand in between your toes and a salty breeze on your face.

 

XOXO, Chels

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Stay Cool This Summer!

I don’t know about you, but where I live gets HOT HOT HOT in the summer!  If you don’t have a pool or an ocean near-by, staying cool outside can…

I don’t know about you, but where I live gets HOT HOT HOT in the summer!  If you don’t have a pool or an ocean near-by, staying cool outside can be tough.  I don’t want to have to stay inside!  I’ve come up with a few ways to beat the summer heat without keeping a bucket of emergency ice cubes nearby.

Staying hydrated in the heat is extremely important!  Sipping on an ice colChelsea Crockett- summer ice cubesd glass of sweet tea or lemonade is the perfect summer drink…until the ice cubs start to melt.  Try freezing tea, lemonade, juice, etc. into ice cube trays to add to your drink.  You can even throw in some fresh fruit.  This way, your drink will never get watered down while you’re trying to stay hydrated!  If you like to work out outside, go early in the morning or late in the evening.  You’ll notice, by going at a cooler time, that your workout will be longer and you’ll have more energy.  Wearing baseball hats on a bad hair day or outside is a must!  Before leaving the house, sprinkle ice cold water on top of your head before quickly placing your hat back on.  This will keep you cooler long.  You can even keep your sunscreen and aloe in the refrigerator for an instant cool down.

Be smart this summer, wear sunscreen, and remember to stay hydrated!  If it’s too hot outside, use your judgment and opt for a trip to the movies or mall!  Have a great summer Insiders!

XOXO,

Chelsea

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Are you Over Using Products?

Products are a girl’s best friend.  Whether its perfume to make us smell good, hairspray to keep our hair in check, sunscreen to protect our skin, or foundation to cover…

Products are a girl’s best friend.  Whether its perfume to make us smell good, hairspray to keep our hair in check, sunscreen to protect our skin, or foundation to cover those pesky pimples, products keep us feeling and looking beautiful; but did you know that overusing products happens too often?  Most girls don’t know the proper amount of what they’re using.  I’ll break it down into an easy guide of how much to use for each of my favorite beauty essentials.Chelsea Crockett- quarter size of conditioner

  • Overdoing it on conditioner is easy, especially if your hair is really tangled; but using too much can cause your hair to be greasy! Next time, try using an amount the size of a quarter!
  • Spraying your hair too close can leave it looking stiff or clumped together. Spray your hairspray approx. 4-6 inches from your hair.
  • Never have your flat iron or curling iron above 350 degrees! No one wants burnt hair!
  • Sunscreen can be oily and clog pores. Don’t use more than the size of a nickel to cover your face.
  • Using too much liquid foundation can make you look “fake” or “cakey”. You only need about the size of a dime to cover your entire face. You’re pretty just the way you are!
  • If you use a foam styling product to make your hair curly or to give it volume, use an amount the size of an egg!
  • Never swipe your mascara more than 10 times or it’ll look clumped!

Using the proper amount of product is key to getting the most use out of your beauty essentials!

XOXO,

Chelsea

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Beach Hacks!

Which way to the beach? I know I’ll be dreaming of being ocean side all summer long. Although for most of these sunny months I’ll be stuck in the Midwest,…

Which way to the beach? I know I’ll be dreaming of being ocean side all summer long. Although for most of these sunny months I’ll be stuck in the Midwest, I’m hoping I will get to adventure out to the coast for a few days. I know I am not the only one who is taking a trip to the beach. So for those of you who are, here are a few beach hacks to make your trip not only fun, but affordable and fabulous!

If you are in need of a cute tote bag but don’t want to spend the money, I have the perfect solution! Every-day local stores like Target, Marshalls, TJ Max, etc. all sell extremely affordable yet fashionable totes. You can find one as cheap as 99 cents!

When going on vacation, I like to Chelsea Crockett - Cover Up Dresspack a few stylish swimsuit cover ups along with my swimwear. I love, love, love lace or floral cover ups like the one on the right. Although cover ups are only worn for the walk to and from the beach/pool, I have recently discovered another use that’s worth a share! You can buy a slip (or if you have one that matches your cover up from another dress) and wear it under your lace or see-through cover up. Just like magic! Your cover up is transformed into a simple evening dress that you can rock to the night festivities!

Lastly, if you and the rest of your beach crew are sometimes a little forgetful, you may forget to buy the most important necessity for your trip… sunscreen! A quick trip to Target is an easy fix. One brand that often goes unnoticed is Coppertone’s baby sunscreen. Although the bottle says it is made specifically for babies, it works just fine for anyone.  Many of us have sensitive skin, so this sunscreen is perfect for us!

I wish the best of luck to all of you preparing to hit the beach this summer! – Chels

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Importance of Winter Weather SPF

We all know that wearing sunscreen during the summer time is a no-brainer. But wait, did you know that it is just as important to wear SPF in the winter?…

We all know that wearing sunscreen during the summer time is a no-brainer. But wait, did you know that it is just as important to wear SPF in the winter? It doesn’t matter if you are inside all day at school or work, you still need to protect your skin!images

UV rays are everywhere even in winter! The rays penetrate the windows of your car, of your school, even your house! They are especially harmful in the snowy weather because the sunlight reflects off the snow and strengthens the rays. The sun can even harm you on cloudy days! The sun causes your skin to age and can cause spider veins and loss of fullness in your lips. Hands show aging the most, so watch out when you have your hands on a sunny steering wheel! Your neck is quick to show the signs of aging as well, so watch out! Sun damage adds up quickly, so every little bit you can prevent helps!

One easy way to get your SPF in is to use a moisturizer with sunscreen in it.

XOXO, Chels

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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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Sunscreen Myths… True or False?

Sunscreen is an essential product needed on any summer day and there lots of questions that come along with it! Does it really work? Do I have to reapply? Do…

Sunscreen is an essential product needed on any summer day and there lots of questions that come along with it! Does it really work? Do I have to reapply? Do I need a higher SPF? Here are a few common myths that can either be trusted or busted!

Myth #1: It’s cloudy today so I don’t have to wear sunscreen. FALSE! The sun is extremely powerful, and, although you can’t see it, its rays can sneak up on you. Apply sunscreen no matter what the weather!

Myth #2: My makeup has SPF so I’m covered. FALSE! Although your makeup may have SPF, it doesn’t cover your whole face. I suggest buying a face sunscreen or a moisturizer with SPF and applying it before your makeup for extra coverage.

Myth #3: I already applied my sunscreen for the day, so I don’t have to reapply. FALSE! Sunscreen actually needs to be reapplied every 2 to 4 hours. If you’re swimming or getting in water, it needs to be reapplied even more often than that.Chelsea Crockett - Baby Sunscreen

Myth #4: Baby sunscreen isn’t only for babies. TRUE! Baby sunscreen is actually great for those with sensitive skin, especially on the face! If you are one with sensitive skin and are interested in buying some, click here: http://tiny.cc/CoppertoneSunscreen.

Do you know any other secrets about sunscreen? Comment below and tell me!

XOXO – Chelsea

 

 

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Sunscreen For Your Hair!

You may have just the read title and said “What?? Sunscreen for your hair?”  Yes, that’s right!  Sunscreen is very important to wear in your hair this summer!  Not only…

You may have just the read title and said “What?? Sunscreen for your hair?”  Yes, that’s right!  Sunscreen is very important to wear in your hair this summer!  Not only can the sun damage your scalp, but it can also cause color damage to your hair.  It’s time to brush up on your hair sunscreen knowledge!Chelsea Crockett- hair sun protection

Sun exposure increases your risk of dry, distressed hair, faded color, and a burnt scalp.  Who wants that??  Hair sunscreen usually comes in a spray bottle that can easily be applied to your hair, wet or dry.  It creates a barrier around each strand, protecting it from the sun’s harsh rays.  If your hair is dyed, then this is extremely important.  It can also protect from wind that can cause breakage and lock in moisture that the sun will take out.

Your scalp doesn’t get much sun exposure; therefore it can easily be burnt!  To protect from a burnt scalp, try moving your part throughout your time outside.  It’s also a good idea to wear your hair in a ponytail, so none of your scalp is exposed.

Take care of your hair this summer and maintain its natural beauty!

XOXO,

Chelsea

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