29/3/12

Guest Post: Feeling Beautiful Despite Cancer

By: Jackie Clark

When you are diagnosed with cancer, it is easy to feel as if you are no longer the vibrant, beautiful women you always have been. Instead, you may feel as if you have been given the label "cancer patient." Inside, however, you know that you are still the same person. Don't give in to cancer and let it bring you down. Instead, make an extra effort to look and feel beautiful. When you dress carefully and take care of your appearance, you will feel stronger and more powerful. Having a positive outlook can help you conquer cancer.

The first step is to dress carefully. Don't give in to the temptation to put on your old sweatpants and that plain t-shirt just because you are ill. When you look run down, you feel run down, and in the long run that can make you less able to fight cancer such as mesothelioma. Instead, put on your favorite jeans or your new skirt and add that pair of designer heels that you saved for. Put on a blouse or top that flatters your coloring. People should notice you, not the illness, and if you take care to dress nicely, your beauty will shine through.
 
If you are undergoing treatment, such as chemotherapy, and you have lost your hair, put on a flattering wig. Maybe you have always wanted to have lustrous auburn hair or be a mysterious brunette. Now is your chance to try on different looks. Alternatively, a fashionable headscarf can not only set off your outfit, but look modern as well. If you prefer a bolder, daring look, bare your baldness as a badge of courage. After all, some of the most beautiful women in Hollywood have shaved their locks for films. You can do the same and make a real statement.

Don't forget the little details, such as your makeup. These finishing touches can make a difference between a polished appearance and a half-finished look. Just like experimenting with wigs and scarves, you can try a whole new look with your makeup. If you usually go neutral, try bolder colors. Try on the brightly colored eye shadows that are currently in style and put on some lipstick or lip-gloss in a fashionable color.

If you haven't tried getting a manicure or wearing acrylic nails, now may be a good time to go to a nail salon and try them out. Manicures are an inexpensive way to keep your hands and nails looking their best, and acrylic nails will stay glossy and strong even through the worst of your illness. Caring for your hands and nails may be just the boost that you need to brighten your spirits.

Beauty and fashion can be powerful allies in your quest to beat cancer. Every woman needs to feel attractive, especially when she is going through a difficult time. Paying attention to how you dress and present yourself can restore your confidence and help you to maintain your positive outlook, which is essential for your recovery.

5 comentarios:

  1. i believe you have some very good points. :)

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  2. Cancer patients go through so much. I can't even imagine. I think the wonderful support and encouragement of friends and family help so much. Great advice.
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  3. Amazing post, every woman deserves the chance to feel beautiful no matter what, because we all are beautiful and perfect.

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  4. This is a truly amazing and inspiration post hun..thanks for taking such a difficult topic and making something wonderful of it

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