Through her work with the charity, and after losing her mother and sister-in-law to cancer, Barbara says she's learned the importance of positive thinking, confidence and the transforming power of beauty rituals. Enhancing your appearance can raise your self-esteem, whether you're faced with a serious illness or just trying to feel better about your life.
She shares some expert secrets of applying makeup to look younger and feel better with Psychologies, but for a taster of my favourite tips just read more:
- Use a sheer, light-reflective cream eye shadow to add a subtle brightness to lids. Make sure it's applied correctly though, to keep it flattering. Use fingertips to pick up a small amount of colour, stretch your eyelid and then blend with light strokes.
- Take a soak in a hot bath before a special event and add a skin-nourishing bath oil. The steam from the bath will help plump up your skin and add a glow to your complexion.
- Wear SPF on the face everyday. This is vital.
- Developing dry, sensitive skin during chemotherapy can be common. Pamper skin with gentle movements and mild products free of alcohol.