Going Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

Did you know that one in eight women in the United States is diagnosed with breast cancer? That’s according to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. (NBCF), which also reports that it’s the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women—and the second leading cause of cancer-related death among women.bca-1

Sobering statistics like these are enough to stop any woman in her tracks. That’s why it’s so important that we all do our part to help during Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October. By raising awareness, instilling hope and courage, and being supportive of affected loved ones, you’re doing a world of good.

 

eltamd_20lotion-1341764-3Here, we’ve chosen a few of our favorite products straight from TheBeautyPlace.com—products that we hope will brighten spirits, raise awareness, and help the unique needs of those who undergo cancer treatments.

Dry skin is a common side effect of chemotherapy. The treatment can also worsen existing dry skin, and may also cause itchiness. A rich moisturizer designed to improve the skin’s moisture barrier and impart continuous hydration is key. We love the soothing texture of Elta MD Lotion ($14.29), because it helps strengthen skin while delivering continuous moisture for hours. Best of all, it can be used safely from head to toe (yes, even on your face).

 

avene-cold-cream-balmLips can also dry out considerably as a result of cancer treatment. A rich, highly moisturizing product like Avene Cold Cream Lip Cream ($12.99) infuses lips with deeply hydrating thermal spring water. It also feels incredibly luxurious and leaves lips pillow soft—almost suede-like, in fact. A little bit goes a long way, and because it’s hypoallergenic it’s safe even for those with sensitive skin.

 

Some cancer patients report that their skin feels remarkably smoother after using Egyptian Magic ($26.99) to soothe especially dry, cracked areas of the skin. It contains olive oil, honey, royal jelly, bee pollen, and beeswax, among other nourishing ingredients. The formula is designed to attack that dryness at its root, coating skin in deep moisture as it works overtime to minimize dryness and scaling. It can even be used on the hair, cuticles, after shaving, and just about anywhere else on the body.

Hair loss is one of the most common side effects of chemotherapy. Some other types of cancer treatments may cause the hair to thin. In that case, or in the event of partial hair loss, Toppik Colored Hair Thickener ($19.75) may be a viable solution. This spray product conceals thinning spots, touches up roots, and creates an illusion of fuller, richer hair. It’s available in several colors and is very easy and quick to use.

Cancer treatments can have an emotional impact on women. The side effects can be alarming, and the physical changes that affect the body, from hair loss to excessive dryness, can be disturbing. Remind her that she’s beautiful through it all and surprise her with a day-brightening beauty product, such as Tigi Cosmetics Brilliance Glow Blush ($15.99). It illuminates the complexion and can even be used as eye shadow in a pinch.

At TheBeautyPlace.com, our goal is simple: to do our own small part to help this very important cause. We’re hosting our Pink Sale from Saturday, Oct. 1 through Friday, Oct.7 in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We hope it serves a strong reminder that early detection is the key.

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Treat Yourself: It’s Christmas in July!

There are 155 days left until Christmas. It’s a countdown you usually see thrown around at this time of year, but not one you really get excited about because…well, summer. What we can tolerate is a fabulous Christmas in July sale! Ours starts on July 23rd, and it’s a great time to stock up on some of your favorites. Here are a few items from TheBeautyPlace.com that we can’t resist at any time of the year.21430a9ae13625a1ed250d8461f41c3d

 

Give your skin an instant boost with Jane Iredale Balance Hydration Spray ($25.99). During the summer, it cools skin down, but it also drenches your skin with much-needed moisture when temperatures drop. By balancing your skin, it may even help reduce the frequency of breakouts.

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A natural glow is welcome whether it’s 100 degrees or 10degrees (brrrr). Dust Tigi Cosmetics Glow Blush in Brilliance ($15.99) onto cheekbones to achieve an effortlessly healthy look. It’s heavily pigmented, and can be used as eye shadow in a pinch, too.

 

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Refreshment is welcome at any time of the year. We love Bliss Super Minty Soap ‘n’ Scrub ($23.99) for its crisp, cool peppermint fragrance and invigorating exfoliating powers. During summer, it will keep you cool—and you’ll even appreciate it at the end of the year, when the smoothing jojoba beads slough off dead skin cells to keep skin smooth and soft.

 

From dry cuticles to flyaway hairs to chapped lips, Egyptian Magic Natural All Purpose Skin Cream ($26.99) works on everything. This iconic beauty product has long been a favorite of makeup artists all over the world. It can even be dabbed onto cheekbones or eyelids for a hint of flattering sheen. It also soothes sunburns and cuts in a pinch, and leaves even the driest spots more supple.

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Give your color-treated hair the special attention it deserves! Tigi Bed Head Colour Goddess Shampoo and Conditioner ($28.99) work together to protect your hair’s fresh color, increase its shine factor, and maintain hydration. Your hair will look smoother and healthier with regular use, and you’ll notice that your color lasts longer, too. This is key during summer, when chlorine can strip hair of color, and winter, when dry air saps moisture from your strands.tigi-bedhead-shampoo

 

When your lips are on point, everything somehow looks better. During summer, we love Youngblood Mighty Shiny Lip Gel in Revealed ($17.99) for its light, flattering kiss of color. Infused with hydrating oils, it also works like a charm during winter to prevent typical dryness and soften your pout.youngblood-revealedShop the Christmas in July sale and stock up on your favorite year-round beauty products—or some gifts for the lucky men and women in your life.

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