Better skin throughout cancer

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Eyes and Smile

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If your eyebrows and eyelashes have fallen out, your gaze may not appear as deep as before. There are many solutions to restore the brightness of your eyes.

Strengthen your Brow Line

Your eyebrows determine your facial expression and the intensity of your gaze: while you wait for them you grow back, you can recreate them artificially.
Use a semi-oily eyebrow pencil that is matched to the shade of your hair or wig.
Avoid drawing too sharp a line, which would make your eyes appear harsh. To do this, apply in small brushes in the direction the hair normally grows.

To make your brow line look natural, use a photograph of yourself before your treatment began as inspiration.
You may also use stencils, ask your socio-aesthetician and your oncologist for advice.

Avoid: Making your eyebrows too dark, thick or stylized. Attempting to emphasize your eyebrows will only draw more attention to their absence.

Carine’s tip

If you wear glasses, they can be an excellent ally if their frame falls along the brow line.

Recover the intensity and depth of your iris without mascara

Ideally, use a felt-tip eye-liner and dot a line along the lash line, starting from the outer corner of the eye, first on top, then underneath, stopping at about 1/3 of the eye.

Connect these dots with a thin or, ideally, a beveled brush, progressing inwards.

Use the same technique with a pencil for sensitive eyes, but set your line with eye-shadow in the same shade to make it last.

If your eyes look tired, brighten the inner corner of your eye with a small touch of beige, champagne or pinkish iridescent eye-shadow (avoid using white).

If your eyes are watery, use waterproof pencils.

Carine’s tip

If your eye allows you to do so, you can gently apply anthracite, prune, dark brown, khaki, or bronze eye-shadow to the external corners of the upper and lower lids (1/3) near the lash line. This will widen your eye.
It is preferable to avoid using too much color on fragile eyes or listless eyelids. This would only accentuate the dehydration creases and weigh your eye down.

Bring your Mouth Back

Before applying any products, remember to moisturize your lips using a specific balm or a cold cream.

To restore their natural pigmentation, select a rosewood tint and pat your lipstick on with your fingertip. Avoid matte or ink lipsticks, as they will dry out your lips.