In 2018, it is estimated that 627,000 women died from breast cancer – that is approximately 15% of all cancer deaths among women. With Breast Cancer being one of the most common cancers among women, most of us know of someone who has had to fight breast cancer or perhaps some of us have even had to face it personally.
Most cancer patients (men included) feel optimistic about tackling their prognosis until they start to see the physical changes in the mirror. Whether we wish to admit it or not, most of our identity is tied to our outward appearance and how we look to the world. To some, the physical side effects of cancer treatment such as the weight loss, hair loss, and a sallow complexion are more than just side effects; they are a loss of that self identity and are telling signs of an illness they can no longer keep secret.
Whether you are currently fighting cancer or are in remission and feeling a little less than yourself because of the side effects of treatment – we have some handy tips on how organic and natural makeupis a safe way to start looking and feeling better!
Scarring on the Skin
Use a safe, organic liquid foundationformula in a shade that is half to one tone warmer than your current skin tone. Remember, looking warmer creates the illusion of a healthy glow from the skin and is always the better option when in doubt. A warmer shade can also help to neutralise any discoloration in your complexion.
Try an organic and natural formulalike the Liht Organics Youth Elixir Liquid Foundation that is chock full of antioxidants to help repair the skin and protect it from free-radical damage. Made with an Aloe Barbadensis base – this vegan, organicand skin-nourishing formula will also replenish hydration and soothe and heal any scarring or dry spots on the skin.
Sparse Eyelashes or Eyebrows
Skip the curler (as the pressure from crimping can cause more hair loss) and instead apply mascara to your lashes, then push them up with the tail end of an eyeshadow brush while the mascara dries. It is important to choose an organic and natural mascaraformulation, such as our Infinity Lash Mascara, as chemical formulas can strip the hairs during the removal process.
Eyebrows help to fram the face and lift the eyes – but what to do if you have loss some hair from the brows? We’ve got you! To fill in your brows, use an angled brow brush to pick up some product from your mascara brush. Wipe off any excess and lightly fill in your desired brow shape using short strokes. Using Mascara instead of a brow powder is more efficient in keeping your brows on the whole day as brow powders tend to smudge off if there aren’t enough brow hairs to catch on to them.
There’s nothing that shouts health more than a pop of color on the cheeks! To add a natural, glowing flush to your look, use blushes in earthy tones to create healthy, rosy cheeks!
We personally love using our Liht Organics Color-Intense Liquid Lipsticks as blush instead! Being an organic and natural lipstick, this formula is safe to use as a blush too – and the best part is its vibrant pigments! Smudge a little Strawberry Smoothie or Berry Yoghurt on the apples of your cheeks and blend upwards along the cheek bones with your fingers. This adds a subtle dewy glow to your cheeks so you’ll look absolutely radiant all day! Add a touch to your lips and voila! You’re good to go!
When battling Cancer, giving organic and natural makeupa go is no longer about vanity. Rather, it is a safe method in which to bring beauty from the inside out, so that it gives an added boost to go out into the world confidently, and maintain the relationships we hold dear. It’s not about covering flaws or hiding behind a mask – it becomes a celebration of life and the courage it takes to face each day looking your best! Because when you look good, you feel good – and when you feel good, you help to heal yourself!
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