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.

By Alyssa Vingan

October 4, 2012 4:00 PM
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Use a mild tinted moisturizer with plenty of SPF.

The easiest way to even out your complexion while giving your skin the moisture that it desperately needs is with a tinted moisturizer—especially one with plenty of SPF to protect you from the sun's harmful rays every day! Choose an organic or very mild formula since your skin will likely be extra sensitive after chemo or radiation, like this one from Bare Minerals.

BMSkincare SPF 20 Tinted Moisturizer, $30, at Sephora.

 

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