One group that understands the power of beauty is the American Cancer Society.
Their Look Good Feel Better program teaches beauty techniques to people with cancer to help them manage the appearance-related side effects of their treatment. The program includes lessons on skin care, makeup, nails, hair care, and wigs. Because when you feel better about how you look, you’re more likely to go out and socialize, shop, maybe even exercise, all of which is better for your mental health which is key to getting better.
Volunteers supporting Look Good Feel Better have donated an estimated 150,000 hours. Many are trained and certified by the Professional Beauty Association at local and national workshops. #MoreThanMakeup Initative
The program is open to all women with cancer who are undergoing chemotherapy, radiation, or other forms of treatment. They serve 50,000 women, with 15,000 workshops across all 50 states, and have 150 companies supporting them.
For more information, check out: LookGoodFeelBetter.org