Inspired by National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we’ll be spending a little more time looking after ourselves this October, giving our melons a full health MOT, dedicating enough ‘me-time’ and ensuring we’re feeling in tip-top shape for the Winter.
For those going through the fight, their lives are often consumed with treatments, anxiety, uncertainty and a lack of confidence following the symptoms of treatment. Beauty products can help cancer sufferers and survivors feel beautiful and confident again – so to mark this annual campaign in its 25th year, we’re sharing the products that are guaranteed to make you look great and feel even better, whatever you’re going through.
MASK LIKE YOU MEAN IT
We can be forgiven for letting our good skincare habits slip while facing stressful life situations, but now there’s a way to keep our skin happy without really thinking about it – just before you sleep! While preparing to get your 40 winks, this super hydrating MaskerAide Beauty Rest’ore Sheet Mask works its magic to restore, regenerate and repair your complexion, leaving it silky smooth and supple come morning. Infused with argan oil, super fruit extracts, green algae and vitamin E, the cooling effect of the sheet mask will aid the relaxation of facial muscles and in tandem, signs of stress and fatigue. The infusion of natural lavender oil relaxes both body and mind.
When you’ve burnt the candle at both ends, you can lose your natural glow. Get glowing again with the Origins Original Skin Renewal Serum with Willowherb. This revolutionary serum restores glow in five ways: it de-stresses with Persian silk tree to help skin rebound; smooths roughness and refines texture with chestnut seed extract; eradicates dullness with willowherb; shrinks pores with algae while reducing oil; and minimises flaws so that skin looks perfected and vibrant.
The Support Breathe Bath & Shower Oil from Aromatherapy Associates is the only thing you need if you’re feeling run down, or in need of a quick energy fix. Crammed with refreshing ingredients including eucalyptus, tea tree and peppermint, the oil works wonders if you need to take time out to de-stress and relax. Aromatherapy Associates are experts when it comes to relaxing, revitalising and refreshing – something we all need from time to time.
Since eyes are the windows to the soul (or so they say), we guess that makes eyeshadow your window dressing. This gorgeous soft pink, mineral shadow from Bohemian Chic is not only limited to the eyes. How about sweeping across the cheeks for a natural pretty in pink blush? Or dab over lip gloss for a subtle soft pink tint? Or you could give our personal favourite a go – apply to your cheek bones for a pink shimmery highlight. Bohemian Chic hones in on a minimal ingredient list; no additives, no alcohol, no animal ingredients and no chemicals, making this a gentle product to use if undergoing treatment.
GIVE IT SOME LIP
Lipstick cannot solve every problem, granted, however, it’s a pretty good place to start. This Lord & Berry Chic Lipstick Crayon is enriched with vitamin E, which delivers antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, hydration and suppleness properties. Not only is this handy to carry along and quick to apply, lips are left soft and smooth to touch all day long. A bonus? It’s not tested on animals and is delicately scented with orange blossom. Definitely one for feeling fab and exuding confidence!
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