Today I had the opportunity to participate in a workshop with my sister-in-law at the Juravinski Cancer Centre. The name of this workshop is “Look Good Feel Better”, the purpose is to aid those fighting a cancer diagnoses feel better and of course after doing their make-up today, get their better half to take them out to dinner. Each participant is given a box full of make-up kindly donated by many different cosmetic companies. The workshop is conducted by individuals who gladly volunteer their time by going around to the various cancer clinics in our area. I cannot say enough good things about them.
The first step today was learning how to take care of your skin. It is important to wear sunblock and to moisturize daily because of chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Next how to use concealer, foundation, eye shadow, blush, mascara, lip liner, and lipstick. The nice thing about each box of goodies is they matched the various skin tones in the group. Plus there was a volunteer (for every two people) helping you along. After the make-up session was completed, it was time for a discussion on wigs, the different kinds, and how to take care of them. They also had an assortment of scarfs, showing you the various ways to tie them around your head. The best part of this afternoon was there was no sadness on any of the faces, just smiles and laughter!