Chelsea Crockett

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DIY Aloe Vera Gel

Summer is right around the corner, which means that sunburn season is on its way!  Sometimes sunburns are hard to avoid even when you apply the proper amount of sunscreen. …

Summer is right around the corner, which means that sunburn season is on its way!  Sometimes sunburns are hard to avoid even when you apply the proper amount of sunscreen.  Running to the store to grab aloe that contains dyes and other chemicals can be annoying, especially if you have sensitive skin.  Luckily, making your own aloe vera gel the all-natural way is simple and cheap!  It’s time to make your own sunburn fighting gel!Chelsea Crockett- aloe vera gel

All you need is an aloe plant and powdered vitamin C.  Start by cutting off an outer leaf.  These are usually the most mature and contain the most aloe (HINT: 1 or 2 large leaves can make almost a cup of aloe gel.  Don’t cut off too many leaves!).  Once you’ve cut each leaf off at the base, set them upright in a cup for 10 minutes to let the yellow resin drain out.  This can be irritating to the skin!  Once the leaf is fully drained, use a vegetable peeler to remove the green part of the plant.  This will leave you with a clear, soft gel that can be scooped out with a spoon.  Scoop out as much gel as you can and place it in a jar.

Vitamin C is a natural preserver, so adding 500mg to every ¼ cup of aloe will keep your gel fresh for up to 2 months.  If you’re planning on using your aloe right away, then you can skip this step!  End by mixing the gel and placing it in the refrigerator.  Happy sunburn relief!

Chelsea

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DIY: Lighten Color Treated Hair

Dying your hair can be scary! Although you’ve talked to your stylist and picked out the color you think best suits you, there’s always a chance that the color could…

Dying your hair can be scary! Although you’ve talked to your stylist and picked out the color you think best suits you, there’s always a chance that the color could turn out darker or lighter than expected.  So what do you do if your chocolate brown hair turns out black?!  Don’t worry!  There are multiple ways that you can naturally lighten your hair at home! Chelsea Crockett- clarifying shampoo

Starting with a clarifying shampoo is the best way to strip your hair of color. Now you may be wondering what clarifying shampoo is.  It’s a strong shampoo that rids your hair of impurities including product build up, oil, dirt, and coloring chemicals.  Clarifying shampoo is used the same as any normal shampoo.  For the best results, use it within the first few weeks of coloring your hair.  With each wash, your color will fade more and more.  Once your hair is back to the color you prefer, then only use the clarifying shampoo once or twice a month.

Another at-home remedy for lightening colored hair is to use vitamin C tablets! Crush a handful of vitamin C tablets and mix them with your favorite shampoo.  Comb the mixture through dry hair until your entire head is covered.  Leave it on for about one hour, but keep checking to make sure you don’t need to add more or less of the mixture to certain parts of your hair.  You want to make sure it lightens evenly.  Once the hour is up, wash your hair as you normally would.  You should see a difference immediately!

Don’t freak out if you hate your hair color! There’s always a way to fix a mistake!

XOXO,

Chelsea

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Everything You Need to Know About Vitamins and Beauty!

There’s no magical pill you can take to make yourself look or feel younger…the secret is in vitamins!  Vitamins have been proven to make our skin and body look and…

There’s no magical pill you can take to make yourself look or feel younger…the secret is in vitamins!  Vitamins have been proven to make our skin and body look and feel better and can be found in many foods and in pill form.  Knowing which vitamin does what is very important and can help you better your body.  Check out the 5 best vitamins a woman needs to stay beautiful!Chelsea Crockett- vitamins for beauty

  1. Vitamin E: This vitamin helps reduce dryness and provide the skin with moisture. It can also protect skin from harm done by the sun and boost UV defense. This is especially important for people who are outdoors often.
  2. Vitamin D: Also known as the “sunshine vitamin”, vitamin D will improve your skin’s overall appearance and give it a nice healthy glow. (salmon, egg yolk, cheese)
  3. Vitamin C: If you’re looking for a de-stressor, then we’ve found the vitamin for you! When taken in large doses, it’s proven to boost your overall mood which relates back to your body’s overall look and feeling. (oranges, strawberries, broccoli)
  4. Biotin: By promoting healthy growth, biotin is the miracle vitamin for hair and nails!
  5. Vitamin A: This is the best age fighter! It helps clear up dark spots and wrinkles, and helps smooth out roughness.

Whether you take a complete multi-vitamin, only a few of the vitamins above, or snack on vitamin rich foods, remember you’ll be bettering your body and overall beauty!

Let’s get even more beautiful Insiders!

Chelsea

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Stray Away from Sickness!

            Transitioning from winter to summer can be tough on our bodies.  Mother Nature can’t make up her mind, leaving us with a mix of cold and hot days.  Unfortunately,…

            Transitioning from winter to summer can be tough on our bodies.  Mother Nature can’t make up her mind, leaving us with a mix of cold and hot days.  Unfortunately, it becomes the prime time to be sick.  So what if you have a big event coming up or a vacation that you just can’t get sick for?!  No worries, there are plenty of ways to beat sickness.  Check it out!

            The most obvious ways not to get sick are to drink lots of water, get enough sleep at night, and stay away from sick people; but we already knew that, right?  I hope you’re doing those already!  For additional immune system support, exercising is the way to go!  It not only works your body, but it’s great for fighting away infection by strengthening the immune system.  Once you’re done with your workout, it’s time to load up on vitamin C!  This can be done in many ways: orange juice, Chelsea Crockett- working outvitamin C drink packets/vitamins, an orange, or even fruit snacks.  The vitamin C will start working right away.  Another way to fight infection is to stray away from toughing your face.  Your hands carry a lot of bacteria and by toughing places like your eyes and mouth, you’re more likely to get sick.

Staying away from sickness is easier than you’d think!  Next time you want to skip that morning workout or apply lip balm with your finger, remember…DON’T!

Love,

Chelsea

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Lighten Your Hair Naturally!

Going to the salon to lighten your hair can be a pain.  Between the harsh chemicals and heavy price tag, it’s almost not worth it; not to mention the fading…

Going to the salon to lighten your hair can be a pain.  Between the harsh chemicals and heavy price tag, it’s almost not worth it; not to mention the fading of the color over time!  Lucky for us girls, there are natural ways to lighten your hair this summer!  Getting sun-kissed hair has never been easier!Chelsea Crockett- lemon highlighter

  1. Boil one tea bag in water for 10 minutes and then rinse your hair with it. Leave the tea in your hair for 15 minutes before rinsing it out!
  2. Before lying out in the sun, squeeze a fresh lemon throughout your hair. The sun and lemon juice will act together to lighten your hair!
  3. Add cinnamon to a small amount of conditioner, enough to coat your entire head evenly, and brush it through your hair. Pin your hair up to leave it in for a few hours or for quicker results; use a shower cap so you can sleep with the mixture on overnight.
  4. Crush 8 or 9 vitamin C tablets and mix them together with your shampoo. Shampoo and condition as you normally would and rinse!

Remember, results take time!  You may need to do each treatment multiple times before noticing lighter hair!

Love,

Chelsea

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