By: Jackie Clark
What woman doesn't like to feel good about herself? Feeling
beautiful empowers women to be strong, confident, and
happy individuals. Once a woman receives a cancer
diagnosis or prognosis, positive self-esteem becomes a
difficult task to manage, especially for young women. Every
day, there are a number of women out there who learn that
they have cancer. It is important for these women to be
educated in techniques that support achieving and
maintaining self-confidence despite their medical condition.
All women have the right to feel beautiful about themselves
regardless of who they are and what they are going through.
Beauty and fashion are both healthy outlets for women to
express themselves and gain confidence, helping them to
become powerful and strong.
Some say that makeup has healing powers. Even if you
have mesothelioma cancer paired with treatment, cosmetics
can also offer additional helpful benefits. If you stay in your
pajamas sans makeup until the afternoon, you usually feel a
little less sure of yourself; after a magical swipe of mascara,
you are suddenly ready to conquer the world. It’s funny how
the smallest things can make us feel better about ourselves,
but makeup definitely does. Another added benefit from
wearing cosmetics is the everyday skin protection is offers
from the sun’s harmful rays. Those undergoing treatment for
cancer may experience skin that is sensitive in the sun and it
is imperative that SPF is always applied prior to sun
exposure. Now, it is no secret that makeup helps women
feel better about themselves, but with so many different
types of cosmetics out there, how do you know which ones
are the best?
Organic cosmetics offer women suffering from cancer a
natural product that is made using the purest of ingredients.
Organic makeup is becoming more widely available and
produced. With so many options to choose from, it is helpful
to know a little about the products and the benefits that are
associated with the use of organic makeup before investing.
Organic makeup is becoming increasingly more popular.
Some believe that the cost of organic cosmetics is greater
than that of standard drug store makeup; however there are
organic cosmetics that are less expensive and easily found,
like Physician’s formula. Less than 15% of the 10,500
chemicals in most makeup have been tested for safety,
making organic cosmetics seem like a much safer option.
Mineral makeup is another cosmetic choice for women
suffering from cancer. Also made with pure ingredients,
mineral makeup offers the added benefit of creating
personalized shades and products. While not the cheapest
cosmetic option out there, mineral makeup does last for
quite some time and since the user makes the product, you
can determine how much you create at a time. Cancer
patients may notice changes in their skin due to their
treatment therapies; using a pure and gentle product is
essential in avoiding any skin irritations or reactions. If a skin
reaction occurs, it is important to notify a cosmetic
professional or doctor.
Women are all made differently, although they all have one
thing in common, the fact that they are beautiful regardless
of what life throws their way. Using cosmetics and specialty
beauty products will help enhance a woman’s appearance,
for women suffering from cancer, the benefits are endless.
From helping build self-confidence to skin protection from
the sun, beauty products are useful tools in helping a
woman be happy with whom she is.