October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the fashion and beauty community is providing support in literally hundreds of events and initiatives:
Halsbrook Fund-Raising Pop-Up Store for Cancer Center
In recent years, shopping ceased to be fun for me. Stores seemed to be packed with clothing that fit neither my life nor my body. I could not find comfortable, flattering suits, dresses or shoes that projected who I was and what I did. Where once I would stagger home with bags of great picks, I often returned home empty handed.
When I discoverd Halsbrook.com, it was like the mothership calling me home. My newest favorite online retailer, Halsbrook has a beautiful selection of clothing for women over 40. It takes you from the beach to the boardroom with … Continue Reading…
September is National Ovarian Cancer Month– a disease that affects 22,000 women annually in the US. At No-Nonsense Beauty Blog we get frequent skin care questions from women with different types of cancers on dealing with skin problems with chemotherapy and radiation treatments. .
Life saving chemotherapy can dehydrate the skin because this category of medication shuts down both oil and sweat gland activity. This sudden and severe loss of moisture produces intense dry areas, itching,redness, sensitivity and inflammation. Nails are also hit hard with destruction of the cuticle and even the loss of the nail itself. Radiation can be equally damaging. The intense heat can produce a painful sunburn, peeling and blistering. Both chemo and rdiation can leave the skin especially vulnerable to infection.
When Cancer Becomes Personal
In … Continue Reading…