Appearance related side-effects of treatment are a very real issue for women with a breast cancer diagnosis.
Luckily here in Australia we are incredibly fortunate to have the services of the Look Good Feel Better (LGFB) Program.
The LGFB Program for women is a free community service program that provides useful information and tips specifically tailored to help women deal with the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment.
In a relaxed and friendly workshop environment, guided by experienced volunteers from the cosmetic industry, participants learn how to care for their skin and apply make-up to help minimize the appearance related side-effects of treatment.
A big bonus is that participants also receive a complimentary Confidence Kit full of skincare and make-up products donated by the cosmetic industry to take home after the workshop.
The two and a half hour workshops are designed to empower participants with practical tips and tricks to boost their self-esteem and confidence while undergoing treatment.
The practical side of the workshops includes learning how to apply makeup to manage things like loss of eyebrows and eyelashes, how to wear headscarves and turbans, and even trying on wigs.
Whilst the workshops are available in over 180 locations across Australia, the great news is that if you can't get to one LGFB will send you out a home confidence kit - amazing.
To find a Look Good Feel Better workshop near you, or for more information head to www.lgfb.org.au.
LISTEN: Want to learn more? Check out The Pink Movement Podcast Episode 8 with the National Manager from Look Good Feel Better, Carol Kavurma, where she shares tips on managing your skin tone, texture and hair loss.