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Look Good...Feel Better workshop

Wednesday 4 December 2019 in News from the Cancer Centre

Would you like to learn some great tips about how to style yourself so you look and feel your best? A free workshop will be held on Wednesday 11 December 2019 from 2:00 to 4:00pm for patients who are of high school age or older who are being, or have been, treated for cancer called Look Good…Feel Better.

In a relaxed and friendly workshop you will learn how to apply a light, natural make-up suitable for teenagers and be shown ways of dealing with hair loss with lots of wigs, hair pieces, hats, caps and scarves to try on.

Experienced volunteers who are professionals in the Skincare and Beauty Industry will help you learn to take care of your skin, with particular emphasis on sun protection. During the workshop you’ll be given a cosmetic pack to use on the day, and take home with you, and an instruction booklet with easy tips.

The workshop covers skincare techniques to address common side-effects like dryness and sun sensitivity; makeup tips to help correct and conceal redness, sallowness, pigmentation and dark circles, as well as techniques for drawing on eyebrows; and advice on headwear including scarf styling and wig selection. 

Guys who are interested in taking care of themselves can let LGFB know they would like to receive a skin care and grooming kit and they will arrange for a kit to be delivered to you. LGFB is not currently running workshops for males.

You can come in a wheelchair, or from the Ward, if you’re an inpatient. If you’re not well enough, or unable, to attend or have an infection you can complete a form requesting a kit to be delivered to you at home, to the Ward, or to the Oncology Clinic for you to collect.

Kits are donated by the Australian Cosmetics Industry, and the program is run by the Cancer Patients Foundation, with the workshops being an ongoing success for many years. You are welcome to attend for the whole two hours, or you can leave earlier if you need to.

Bookings are now open and you can ask for a form at Oncology reception.

If you’d like to ask any questions, or find out more, phone Rhondda on 9845 2129 (Hospital ext: 52129) and leave a voicemail message for her to contact you. You can also leave a message with Donna or Mira in the Clinic or with Child Life Therapists Cathy Quinn, Lisa Carnovale and Sharon White. Alternatively, you can leave a message with your social worker.

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