Wednesday, February 29, 2012

FEATURE: Feeling Beautiful With Cancer

I support this cause and know that you all will too,  below is an article that I encourage you to share with your friends and family! xx, 

By: Jackie Clark

It's hard to feel beautiful when you're exhausted from the side effects of cancer treatment for mesothelioma from asbestos exposure, breast cancer or any other type of cancer. Following a diagnosis of cancer, the focus often turns to the illness, rather than maintaining focus on your wellness and beauty. Before and during your cancer treatment program, you can still look and feel beautiful, which will in turn help you feel more confident. The benefits of maintaining a sense of fashion and beauty extend beyond your appearance. Incorporate these tips to feel more empowered and confident in your fight against cancer.

Treat Yourself to Something Special

The old adage "Don't put off until tomorrow what you can do today" holds true when it comes to fashion and beauty. Many women decide to wait until after treatment is over or until after another milestone is achieved to treat themselves to a new outfit or makeup. Don't wait. You are as deserving of a treat today as you will be in a few months. When possible, buy yourself a colorful blouse or scarf to add color to your complexion, or try a new bronzer that leaves your skin looking sun-kissed.

Enjoy the Latest Fashion Accessories

With each new season, new accessories are introduced throughout clothing and department stores. Start a new trend for yourself by adopting a signature accessory. If you love colorful necklaces, stock up on a few fun ones and wear them frequently to add color to your outfit and a smile to your face. You can also add a few stylish, colorful scarves to your accessory wardrobe to wrap around your head or tie around your neck.

Try New Makeup

Trying new colors and types of makeup can be a fun way to spend time with friends or older daughters. Experiment with makeup you've never tried before and make the experience all about having fun. When doing your makeup each day, use blush to add color to your face and eyeliner to define your eyes. These two things alone can make you look and feel much better.

Wake Up Your Senses with Perfume

Spritz on a new perfume with floral or citrus top notes to make you feel more energized. Fragrance can give you an instant boost of energy, while making you feel more beautiful, too.

Although cancer treatment and diagnosis often leaves women feeling unattractive and defeated, you can take your power back from cancer by doing positive things for yourself. Fashion and beauty may not seem important, but looking good can help you to feel good, too. Make an effort each day to doing something nice for yourself, using the tips above. At all times, but especially when fighting cancer, you deserve to look and feel as beautiful as possible.

About the Author Jackie Clark: Fashion for me has been something of a passion. Ever since I was a child my mom would pull her hair out trying to dress me. I needed flashy and trendy. Traditional clothing just wasn't enough. I grew up spending way too much money on clothes because I struggled wearing the same thing twice. As I grew up I realized the value of a dollar as an Outreach Coordinator with the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance and I figured out that fashion doesn't mean buying something new. The best outfits are those pieces put together from a variety of styles from last seasons boots to my vintage sweater and great grandmother's earrings. Fashion is whatever you style is and my style changes each and every day.

1 comment:

  1. Pls suggest me how to treat Mesothelioma? is there any advance treatment rather than this pls kindly inform to me pls pls......


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