Chelsea Crockett

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Eliminate Pimples in 60 Seconds

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, pimples pop up at the worst times.  I’ve always wished I could just say the word and they’d disappear!  Obviously, I…

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, pimples pop up at the worst times.  I’ve always wished I could just say the word and they’d disappear!  Obviously, I can’t give you the tips to do that, but I can share with you a few ways to get rid of or cover up pesky pimples!

  • Take an ice cube and wrap it in a paper towel.  Hold it on the pimple for 30-60 seconds to disappear any redness or swelling!  If need be, apply it for a longer about of time to keep eliminating any swelling.
  • Some makeup artists even say to add irritation relief eye drops to the area using a cotton swab.  This will also bring down any unwanted redness! Chelsea Crockett - Powder Foundation
  • If your pimple is flaky or scabbed over, take a pair of tweezers to softly remove any dead skin.  Apply a small about of moisturizer or repair balm to soothe the area.
  • Powder, powder, powder!  After applying your foundation, add some powder to the area of your breakout before applying concealer.  This will help it stick so you can avoid having to reapply throughout the day!
  • If you have aspirin at home (which let’s be real, who doesn’t have them lying around everywhere?), you can make a paste by adding one aspirin to a teaspoon of water.  This will make a paste you can apply to the aggravated area.  Wait till it hardens and wipe it off with a warm washcloth!

Hopefully this helps you out next time you have an unexpected pimple pop up!

XO – Chels

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Top 5 Skin Maintenance Rules

To the girls who have naturally clear skin: I envy you! Girls like me who have to work to have clear skin long to have your gorgeous “I woke up…

To the girls who have naturally clear skin: I envy you! Girls like me who have to work to have clear skin long 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!

  1. SPF all day every day: Wear a minimum of SPF 15 on a daily basis. This will help prevent skin damage, wrinkles, sunburn, and skin cancer.FullSizeRender (13)
  2. Get your <3 pumping: 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 causes your skin to dehydrate, stop glowing, 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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Dangerous Beauty Habits

Surprisingly enough, some of your daily beauty habits aren’t making you more beautiful.  They could actually be dangerous!  Too many beauty products are abused, causing them to do harm instead…

Surprisingly enough, some of your daily beauty habits aren’t making you more beautiful.  They could actually be dangerous!  Too many beauty products are abused, causing them to do harm instead of actually help.  Look below to see if you’re doing any of these dangerous beauty habits! Chelsea Crockett- over-exfoliating

  • Every girl wants bronzed, summer skin, but hitting the tanning bed can be detrimental to the health of your skin. Every time you tan you are killing healthy skin cells and increasing your chance of getting skin cancer. No tan is worth that!
  • Exfoliating is a great way to unclog pores and remove dead skin cells, but over-exfoliating or using a tough exfoliator can tear the skin and cause it to become more sensitive to products in the future.
  • Picking at zits is a deadly act. Once popped, peeling away at the dead skin will only cause the skin to take longer to heal or worse, scarring. Instead, leave it alone. It may look ugly, but the blemish will go away in no time.
  • Touching your face seems like a harmless task, but it’s actually a crime to your skin. Every time your hand touches your skin, you’re transferring whatever dirt or oil your hands have accumulated that day onto your face…clogging your pores.
  • If you use a lot of hair products, rinsing it out properly when you shower is important. Just washing it and quickly rinsing it is alright, but eventually the excess product will build up. Rinse your hair longer than you think you should.
  • Never sleep with your makeup on! When you get your beauty rest, your pores will clog leaving you an unpleasant surprise in the morning.

Taking care of your skin and body properly is so important for a healthy complexion!  Keep these in mind and you’re on your way to the best skin and hair you’ve ever had.

XOXO,

Chelsea

 

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Beauty Myths Busted!

I’m sure many of you have heard some ridiculous beauty statements that either seem too good to be true or completely false!  It can be hard to decide whether or…

I’m sure many of you have heard some ridiculous beauty statements that either seem too good to be true or completely false!  It can be hard to decide whether or not these beauty myths are true.  Let’s break them down and get to the facts!Chelsea Crockett- washing hair

  1. “Washing your hair every day is bad for it.”  MOSTLY FALSE.  If you have oily hair, it is understandable to wash your hair every day.  It won’t do any harm to it.  If your hair is coarse or dry, you may want to wash your hair every other day.  Shampoo can dry out hair, so you don’t want to make your hair dryer than it already is.
  2. “Hair grows back thicker after you shave it.”  FALSE.  Whenever we shave our leg hair, it cuts through the middle of the hair creating a straight line.  This creates the illusion of thicker leg hair even though it’s the same size and same color.  Nothing is different!
  3. “Putting makeup on zits makes them worse.”  TRUE.  If you’re trying to cover up a pesky zit with an oil based or heavy cream concealer, you’re probably going to make it worse!  When you pack on the makeup your pores cannot breathe, therefore collecting more dirt.  Try covering it up with a light powder or go all natural!
  4. “Split ends can be repaired.”  Unfortunately, FALSE.  There are many hair care products out today claiming they can repair split ends.  Well, I’m sad to report that these beauty brands are telling you tales.  The only true way to banish split ends is to cut them off!
  5. “Chocolate, pizza, and French fries will give me zits!”  FALSE.  Indulging in greasy food every once in a while will do no harm.  It’s your regular diet that will determine whether or not you have nice skin.  If your entire diet consists of chocolate, pizza, and French fries, then it’s very possible that you will have acne.  Enjoy these types of food minimally.

BOOM, busted!!  Now you know the truth about these tricky beauty myths!

Love,

Chelsea

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Does Stress Give You Bad Skin?

             School, drama, and life in general can be stressful at times.  Unfortunately, this stress isn’t just giving you a headache; it may be giving you bad skin!  Different types…

             School, drama, and life in general can be stressful at times.  Unfortunately, this stress isn’t just giving you a headache; it may be giving you bad skin!  Different types of stress affect your skin differently.  By examining your skin, you may be able to determine what type of stress you’re suffering from and how you can help it!

            Worrying and anxiety are the two biggest types of stress.  Worrying causes inflammation, dark under eye circles, dryness, and increased sensitivity.  The more sensitive your skin is, the more prone you are to breakouts and the dreaded zits.  Anxiety can cause a decrease in health.  When someone is anxious, they tend to put less of an emphasis on caring for their skin and body.  Exercising becomes less and less, grabbing fast food is the easier option, and going to sleep without taking your makeup off becomes more and more frequent.  All of these factors can cause weight gain, poor skin, and a lack of nutrition.  The easiest and most effective ways to stop stress is to relax!!  Set time aside for yourself, hangout with your friends, watch a funny movie, or go for a run.  Also, make sure to get plenty of sleep!  By doing Chelsea Crockett- friendsone of these activities once a day, your stress levels will reduce dramatically.

Stress can take such a toll of your body.  Other than the occasional tears, many do not realize the underlying effects stress takes on your body.  Take care of yourself and don’t let stress control your life!

Love,

Chelsea

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How to Clear a Breakout…FAST!

When it comes to being a girl, getting a breakout is our worst nightmare!  They’re very sneaky.  You can go to bed with flawless skin and wake up with a…

When it comes to being a girl, getting a breakout is our worst nightmare!  They’re very sneaky.  You can go to bed with flawless skin and wake up with a face covered in zits!  When, what, where, how?!?!  Although zits popping up unexplainably are something that’s hard to control, there is a method to stop all the madness.  Find out how you can stop a breakout…FAST!

If you often find yourself out in the sun with sweat beads dripping down your forehead, it’s best to always keep facial cleansing wipes on hand.  Wiping away sweat with these moist toilettes will keep sweat out of your pores and open them up instead.  This will allow your skin to breathe.

Being in a routine is key to healthy skin.  Find a beauty regime (including soap and moisturizer) that you find effective.  Be sure to wash your face every morning and Chelsea Crockett- honey face masknight, and never skip using moisturizer.  Many people believe that moisturizer causes skin to be oily, thus creating more zits.  This is exactly the opposite.  Instead, try switching to a water-based or gel moisturizer to keep oil under control and pimples at ease.  If you’re in a hurry to clear a breakout, go into your kitchen pantry and grab the honey jar!  Honey is known to reduce redness.  Put this on your face for 10 minutes like you would a normal face mask and wash it off with a damp towel.  Within a couple hours, redness from any visible pimples should be reduced!

Don’t freak out if you get a breakout!  There’s a way to cure it all!

XOXO,

Chelsea

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Beauty Myths Busted 2!

Ridiculous beauty routines and stories are all over the internet these days!  “Don’t do that, it’s bad for you” or “Do this, it’ll make you younger” are often seen as…

Ridiculous beauty routines and stories are all over the internet these days!  “Don’t do that, it’s bad for you” or “Do this, it’ll make you younger” are often seen as headlines for almost every idea or product that’s ever been sought out.  It can get exhausting; but no worries Insiders, I’m here to break some of the toughest beauty myths out there.  It’s time to get some answers!

  1. “Use petroleum jelly to make your lashes grow longer.” FALSE. There are many products on the market that aid in eyelash growth, but this isn’t one of them. Use of petroleum jelly can actually clog glands in your eyes leaving them in discomfort or infected!
  2. “Toothpaste will help take care of a breakout.” FALSE. I can assure you that using toothpaste on a zit will not get rid of it. Instead, it will dry out your skin and could lead to irritation.
  3. “Products that make my face feel cool or tingly are good!” FALSE. Chances are your skin is trying to fight off irritation. This can eventually lead to swelling and inflammation.
  4. “Skin never adapts to facial products.” TRUE. As long as you apply products that make your skin clear and healthy, those products will never stop working.
  5. “Dark spots are just from old age.” FALSE. Dark spots and most freckles are caused by damage to the skin from overexposure to the sun. In order to keep your Chelsea Crockett- frecklesskin in tip top shape, make sure to apply SPF!

Mysteries solved!

Love,

Chelsea

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5 DIYs for Zapping Zits

I think zits have a radar. They know exactly when you are about to have school pictures, or prom, or a big date, and they choose those moments to totally…

I think zits have a radar. They know exactly when you are about to have school pictures, or prom, or a big date, and they choose those moments to totally pop up. Grrrrr! And sometimes, you need a quick easy fix to those annoying blemishes. Here are 5 diy zit zappers to get your skin back on the straight and narrow!aloeLarge

  1. Dilute garlic juice with water and leave on a few minutes.
  2. Apply aloe vera to your face overnight.
  3. Use honey as a facial mask.
  4. Apply lemon juice to your face for 20 minutes and then rinse off.
  5. Dab tea tree oil onto the affected area and leave overnight.

Now zap those nasty little suckers! Tell them they can hit the road, and use these easy diy remedies to do just that!

XOXO, Chels

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Homemade Zit Zapper!

Do you ever get random problem zits that drive you crazy? You wake up and look in the mirror to find that Mount Everest has planted itself smack-dab in the…

Do you ever get random problem zits that drive you crazy? You wake up and look in the mirror to find

that Mount Everest has planted itself smack-dab in the middle of your forehead. Lovely right? I’ve got

a recipe for a homemade zit zapper.

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Ingredients:

-Coconut Oil

-Tea Tree Oil

-Lip Balm Tubes

On the stove top, melt 1/8 cup of coconut oil. Add in just a few drops of tea tree oil (no more

than 5). Mix these ingredients to blend them together and then use an eye drop dropper

to add into the lip balm tubes. It should only take a few minutes for the coconut oil to cool

and firm up. Store the tubes in the fridge so they don’t melt and use whenever you need

to target a blemish or zit! It is great when you need a quick spot treatment. Why does this

mixture work? Coconut Oil is naturally antibacterial and anti-fungal. It helps with redness and

puffiness and will help fight bacteria. Tea Tree Oil is also antibacterial and anti-fungal so it

gives it an extra kick. Mother nature has your back, ladies!

Next time you have a zit the size of Montana on your face, slap some of this stuff right on it!

XOXO, Chels

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Acne Coverage Foundation Routine

Dear Chelsea, For skin that’s acne prone, what full coverage foundation do you recommend? Xoxo, Lisa I definitely have personal experience with this one! This is a problem that a…

Dear Chelsea,

For skin that’s acne prone, what full coverage foundation do you recommend?

Xoxo,
Lisa

I definitely have personal experience with this one! This is a problem that a lot of teenagers struggle with. It is a very frustrating situation and it can make even the most confident person very insecure, so this is something that I am passionate about.

First of all, I would suggest that you target the problem head on. I truly believe that a good skin care regimen is vital in improving and maintaining good skin. I also feel that you can clean up the acne from within.  Having a good diet, lots of water and good sleep.

Good luck with whatever you choose and be confident. Confidence is the most attractive quality!

<3 Chels

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Egg Mask Facial

Hey Insiders, Do you have irritating acne or acne scarring? Do you suffer from enlarged pores? Today I am going to give you an at-home remedy for these problems. It’s…

Hey Insiders,

Do you have irritating acne or acne scarring? Do you suffer from enlarged pores? Today I am going to give you an at-home remedy for these problems. It’s called an egg mask facial!

What you will need: One organic egg. That’s it!

First: Wash your face thoroughly, make sure you have no makeup left on your face.

Next: grab an organic egg. Why an organic egg? The chickens that provide these eggs are fed grains that are not grown with pesticides. They are also free range, which means they are not cooped up in cages. These kind of eggs are just all around better quality.

After that: Crack open your egg and separate the egg yolk from the egg white. Put them in separate bowls. Stir your egg white until it begins to get bubbly.

Next: take the frothy egg white and use your fingers to cover your face in it! Make sure you cover every inch of your face. Let it sit until your face feels tight, like you just got Botox!

After that: rinse off your face with warm water. Viola, you are finished! If you want to, you can use the egg yolk as a moisturizer. Just break it open and rub the yellow liquid all over your face. Then, when you feel it tighten up, then you can rinse it off.

If you want to: you can rub a piece of ice over your face afterwards to help close your pores. Nifty, right?

There are so many ways to approach skin care with natural remedies. There are numerous benefits from using natural ways, just a few of them being that there is no exposure to harsh chemicals and it is so inexpensive! Most of the natural alternatives use ingredients you can find in your very own kitchen. Easy peasy! Wink

Sweet Kiss Chels

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