10 Beauty Things Every Woman Undergoing Cancer Treatment Should Know
Look Good Feel Better (LGFB) is a charity that educates women, and men, about looking after themselves while they are undergoing cancer treatment. Not just a beauty how-to, these workshops offer a friendly space for people undergoing cancer treatment to relax and spend some time with others in the same situation as them. Time that can be invaluable in more ways than just the obvious, like learning how to fill in brows and tie a headscarf.
Kerri-Anne Kennerley, who was diagnosed with breast cancer several years ago and is the patron of the Cancer Patients Foundation says, "You can't control anything else about your treatment, but looking after yourself as best you can, is something you can do." Adding, "The notion of helping cancer patients feel better about themselves while undergoing the rigours of cancer treatment is a tonic that can only help."
Currently LGFB workshops run in 26 countries around the world and holds sessions for women, men and teenagers too. In Australia a whopping $2.5m worth of beauty products were donated last year, and the charity has over 1,500 volunteers across the country.
Earlier this week I was lucky enough to attend one of these incredible workshops and meet the inspiring women who attend and run them. A couple of years ago my grandmother, who was undergoing treatment for breast cancer, attended a workshop after my suggestion, and it was one of the most amazing days she'd had in a long time — she spoke about the experience for months afterwards with a big smile across her face.
Read on for the best beauty tips and tricks I learnt from the workshop, that can make your skincare routine and makeup application a little easier when you're undergoing cancer treatment. If you, or someone you know, might be interested in attending a LGFB workshop, please go to lgfb.org.au for more information.