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I hope everyone will try to understand and forgive me for taking so long to update my blog.  It’s indeed been weeks since I’ve added information for my readers.  It’s been an eventful few weeks though so I have by no means been idol all this entire time. 

Like many of you I have a family that I dearly love and adore.  As many of my readers know, from personal experience, our families sometimes call on us for help.  Of course when that call for help comes in, like many of you, I drop everything and go. 

After the minor or major crisis is over then it is a return to our “normal routine”, whatever that means.  At “39 and holding” it sometimes takes a day or two of rest to return to that daily schedule we call usual.     

Even with a crisis or two I’ve been busy this entire time researching some natural products for really good skin and hair care.  In the end, I’ve come up with some really interesting and useful ideas for caring for ourselves while using less chemicals. 

Of course I’ve kept the original promise I made to my readers that I personally try all products on myself before recommending anything to anyone else.   That isn’t to say I won’t write about a variety of items and products, instead I simply won’t recommend those items I haven’t personally tested.

There are some items that proved much too time consuming and others that didn’t perform as I hoped they would or as touted on various web sites.  In the end though I think I have some interesting products to recommend especially to those looking for good skin and hair care items that don’t include as many chemicals as some store bought items have. 

So stay tuned and I will be passing on some out of the ordinary and useful information that will save money and improve our daily lives.

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As stated in my last article I’ve been recovering from a stomach virus and a touch of food poisoning.  It took plenty of time but I think I’m pretty much back to normal now and can resume my beauty product reviews. 

I have plenty to tell my readers because rather than waste my recovery time I tried out some new products that my mature and sensitive skin readers might find useful.  I tried everything from a couple of moisturizers that you just have to try, to some make up products.  Most of what I tried out was specifically meant for dry, sensitive, combination mature skin.  So there will be something for almost everyone who is looking for new products to try out.     

Of course the first place to start with any beauty improvement or make over is from the inside out.  In other words, a good diet and the right vitamins and supplements will do more to improve a person’s skin than all the beauty products put together can do.  That is not to say there isn’t a place for the right skin care products and makeup but starting from the inside is always best with any beauty regime. 

With that concept of inner beauty in mind, I want to introduce a few ideas for vitamins and supplements that should help maintain and improve mature, dry, and sensitive skin.  I’ve tried to pick items that can easily be purchased at major retailers across the country such as K-Mart, Target, Wal-Mart, and Walgreens.  It’s my hope that by watching for sales everyone’s budget can afford those products needed to enhance and maintain a beautiful person on the inside and outside.  So let’s get started.

The first thing a person should do is look into taking a multi- vitamin that has plenty of minerals and other supplements specifically meant for us Baby Boomers.  I would strongly suggest that a person visit’s their primary care taker to see what vitamins and minerals would be appropriate for you personally.  Each person is different and some medical conditions might cause adverse affects if certain vitamins and minerals are used without medical supervision.  I’m not a doctor or doctor’s assistant so I can’t speak to this issue with any certainty, I’m simply stating that the possibility exists for adverse affects.  Please check with a doctor before beginning any taking any supplement of any kind.

One of the best multi-vitamins I’ve found is Walgreens Advanced Formula A Thru Z Multivitamin/Multimineral Supplement.  This vitamin comes in a 250 tablet bottle for about $12.  This vitamin and mineral comes in a 250-tablet bottle for approximately $12 as well as a 400-tablet bottle for about $16.  Of course the 400-tablet bottle will be more economical but be sure to watch for sales or the buy one-get one free sales.   Nature Made brand also has a good vitamin and mineral formula called Nature Made Multi for Her 50+ Vitamin/Mineral Tablets that comes in a 90 tablet bottle for approximately $11.  There is also a formula called   Nature Made Multi For Him 50+ Tablets that comes in a 90 tablet bottle for about $11.

One other thing I take by Doctors Orders is a Calcium and Vitamin D supplement.  Apparently, our bodies do not store Vitamin D very well as we age and of course we need Calcium for good healthy bones.  The only way people can protect themselves from a potential fall is to have strong bones and that is where Calcium comes in.  For those of us who are Lactose intolerant the need for Calcium is especially important.  

Another vitamin that is good for everyone’s immune system is Vitamin C.  There is a pretty good Nature Made brand as well as a Walgreens brand that a person can choose from.  The only difference I see is the Nature Made brand is chewable, which some people may prefer.  The Nature Made Vitamin C 500 mg Chewable Tablets Orange comes in a 150 tablet bottle for approximately $16 and can sometimes be found on a buy one-get one free sale.  Walgreens Vitamin C 500 mg Dietary Supplement Tablets comes in a 250 tablet bottle for about $8 and can also be found on a buy one-get one free sale.  Since the body doesn’t store Vitamin C very well it may not hurt to take a so-called Megadose of Vitamin C, meaning 200% or 300%.  A doctor would be the best determination of such vitamin doses. 

A supplement that I take daily is Fish Oil, which is touted as being good for a person’s skin as well as heart health.  Some formulas are taken once a day whereas other formulas are taken two or three times a day.  One such formula is Nature Made Fish Oil 1200 mg Softgels and there is also Walgreens Omega-3 Fish Oil Concentrate 1000 mg Dietary Supplement Softgels.  

Something I found at Wal-Mart meant specifically for the skin is Sanar Collagen Skin Care Spring Valley also makes a Hair, Skin & Nails Collagen supplement that comes in a 120 Caplets bottle for about $7.  

Be sure to check all web sites for product availability at stores in your particular area.  Purchasing any or all these products online might be more convenient for some people though.  As with all online purchases shipping charges must be taken into consideration.  Shipping charges that are added to each item could be very costly so watch for shipping charges that are only added to the entire purchase, especially if multiple items are purchased at one time.

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