Beauty Tips from a Breast Cancer Survivor

If you, a friend, or a family member has ever gone through cancer treatments, you can certainly attest to the fact that one of the hardest parts of the ordeal is getting used to looking at yourself in the mirror. Everything changes: your complexion, your hair, your nails, your eyelashes and eyebrows. Often, you look sicker than you actually feel. It becomes an entirely new battle, but with some practice, it's an easy one to overcome. Breast cancer survivor Alyssa Vingan learned some morale-boosting beauty tips over her year of chemotherapy, and here she'll teach you how to look—and, in turn, feel—your best while fighting cancer.


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    Give lips a hint of natural color with moisturizing balm.

    Color-drained, dry lips can be a real bother. While a heavy-duty moisturizer is a must, I enjoyed using a balm that brought a bit of color to my pout. This formula from Dior gives your lips the prettiest hint of a pink by reacting to your body's unique chemistry, enhancing their natural color. That's definitely something to smile about!

    Dior Addict Lip Glow, $30, at Sephora.

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