Watch This Chemo Patient Go Through Her Five-Minute Makeup RoutineThe Breast Cancer Site
There’s no doubt that chemo can take a huge toll on your body, mind, and spirit. It makes you tired, and it’s stressful. But getting treated with chemotherapy doesn’t mean you can’t get glam for your hospital visits!
Erin Leigh is a makeup artist who is undergoing chemotherapy after being diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. From her firsthand experience of the toll that chemotherapy took on her appearance, she is sharing tutorial videos on coping with the physical consequences of chemo, like eyebrows and eyelashes falling out. Her video channel features useful tips for things like selecting a wig or what to carry for your chemo session.
In this video, she shares quick tips for a 5-minute makeup routine called “Get Ready Before Chemo” that helps you get ready in a few minutes on a chemo morning. While no woman should feel like she has to wear makeup, throwing a little bit on can improve your mood and boost your self-confidence—two things that can help you fight the hard fight!