Surviving cancer makes one more aware of others who are less fortunate, and cancer patients are in the
fore-front of helping others.
Skincare companies add to this by putting profits into schemes, such as Sienzia who have set up Made for Life (see under Events for their pampering days), the Estée Lauder company (who have Clinique,
Prescriptives and of course Estée Lauder in the group) and are staunch supporters of Look Good, Feel Better, and now there is a new kid on the block: PeaceKeeper Cause-Metics. They make donations to women’s
health, advocacy and human rights issues, source raw ingredients such as rosemary and spearmint from third world farmers, and give micro-credit loans to the families of those farmers.
So when you next feel like treating yourself to a lipstick, or a complete make-over, it helps to support some of these companies.
When making up, you may find that your previous make-up,. especially if it were heavy, can actually make you look older. After being on a course of drugs, your skin needs to breath, and following the mantra ‘less is more’ – i.e. using a lighter make-up, can help you look more alive and glowing.
Recently, Joanne Gair, celebrity make-up artist for women like Madonna, Cindy Crawford, Michelle Pfeiffer, Kim Basinger, Christina Aguilera, Celine Dion, etc. came out with some excellent tips to help you achieve a younger, more glowing look:
Before you put on make-up, the skin on your face must be healthy and well-primed. (See article in this category on website under “How to avoid tired skin”). Take care of your skin on a daily basis and your skin will stay young-looking all your life.
- Keep your skin (and body) hydrated by drinking lots of water every day. This is the most
- natural and nutritional way to feed your skin.
- Gently exfoliate your skin by keeping it buffed to allow fresh new skin to glow. This should be done every other day by washing your face with a gentle exfoliate face wash cream.
- Wipe your face with toner or spray with natural soothing spring water and let it dry naturally.
- Replenishing moisture in the skin is a must. Use a nourishing eye cream or gel of your preference, followedby revitalizing day cream or face oil
- Use moisturiser all over your face, CONTINUE OVER YOUR NECK AND DOWN TO BREASTBONE. You would be surprised at the number of women who think moisturiser stops at the jawbone, but the neck is a dead give-away when it comes to age!
- Before applying any make-up use a substantial protection number sunscreen. This way you don’t need todisturb your face make-up for the rest of the day. You may wish to gently pat an open face tissue around your nose and T zone before applying the sun screen. After application of sunscreen you may again wish to pat the areas that feel a little too oily gently to absorb any overly shiny areas before adding your make-up.
At this point your skin is ready and glowing for your day. Foundation and concealer is applied if needed at this point.
For a sun-kissed glowing face, apply a cream blush to add luster and color to your checks. Choose a healthy, fresh lip color. Avoid the ‘heavy’ noir colours – how often to you see a celeb with dark or ‘black’ lipstick? They know it is ageing. And no need to buy separate blusher – if you haven’t got any, take a tip from the make-up artists and rub lipstick gently on fingertips, then to your cheeks, smoothing out the colour with your finger tips to create a natural tone on tone look. Now you can lightly dust your face with a transparent powder to set the look. Use a large head powder brush so it goes on evenly. Dip the head of the brush in the powder and tap several times
on the side of the container to leave just a gesture of powder on the brush head before applying to your face.
This way you still have a glow and the skin looks radiant.
To learn more about PeaceKeeper Cause-Metics visit them at www.iamapeacekeeper.com.