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Hi Everyone,
I'm 43 and a mother of 3 very young children,so am trying really hard to stick to a skin care regime,I,ve got combination skin and would be prone to the odd spot or two.My skin around my eyes is becoming quite loose and i would be prone to dark bags.I prefer to try natural products as much as possible,Has anyone any advise on tried and tested products that really work and that don't break the bank balance.I live in N.Ireland so need advise on web sites I can order off or can be bought in the UK
 

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You really ARE a busy bee with 3 young ones! Maybe it's iron-poor blood!! Have you tried any greens, like kale, spinach, mustard, or, raisins! are a great source of iron and kids love them too!
Needless to say, but you probably don't get much sleep either, do you honey?
Do you get plenty of fresh water, and fresh air?
I would sure try the basics like that before launching into a skincare overhaul. What are you using now? Do you want to make some simple natural products at home?
Welcome, and we are all here to help each other so let us know what you need!
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HI fawnie
Thanks for your reply,I,m a veggie so i do take in a lot of greens and supplements and drink a lot of water I would love to make my own beauty products so any tips or recipes would be very welcome.I exfoliate once a week use Simple Firming eye cream and an organic rice and ginger moisturiser every day.I cleanse my face with fragrance free facial wipes.If you can suggest anything else please feel free Cyndi
 

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Thank you so much,Ive only had a quick look through some of the recipes and i'm really impressed love the one about adding apple cider vinegar to shampoo/conditioner to stop hair fading as mine is coloured will give it a go and let you no how it goes
 

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Cyndi, one thing I keep harping about on this board is vitamin C serum - the kind you make yourself. It's great for clarifying and smoothing the skin and there is evidence it helps prevent further damage to the skin. A good broad spectrum sunscreen of at least SPF 30 and a high ppd is a given.

You can order the ascorbic acid crystals online (see the Recipes thread for sites carrying them) and add some to distilled water in a 1:2 ratio for a basic C serum. Vitamin C is an anti-oxidant and exfoliating agent.

good luck Cyndi!



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Hi Cyndi

This is really strange (having just joined this site) but having come out of hospital, I thought I had really aged, especially around the eyes, which seemed to me to be quite puffy with dark circles underneath.

A friend recommended these green eye pads that are called eye slices. I got them on the internet and have found them really good. My eyes look and feel so much better and this, in turn, makes me feel better in myself.

I would certainly recommend them. The website I used was eyeslicesverve.co.uk

Good luck!
 

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Hi Cyndi

This is really strange (having just joined this site) but having come out of hospital, I thought I had really aged, especially around the eyes, which seemed to me to be quite puffy with dark circles underneath.

A friend recommended these green eye pads that are called eye slices. I got them on the internet and have found them really good. My eyes look and feel so much better and this, in turn, makes me feel better in myself.

I would certainly recommend them. The website I used was eyeslicesverve.co.uk

Good luck!
Thanks Katrina for your advice,I tried Skin Benefits hydro gel eye patches with vitamin A&E ginseng,and green tea extract last night and they seemed to help a bit it says to use twice per week so I will let you no how I get on.and I will certainly have a look at the web site you suggested.hope your recovering well from your stay in hospital Thanks Again
 
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