We have found that many of the best recovery products and solutions have been created and produced by people who experienced cancer first-hand. Struggling to find the products they needed or wanted; they went on to create their own. We call these products, “Survivor Inspired.” This guest blog by Maria Lucas, The Co-Founder of Radiant Wrap is the first in our “Survivor Inspired” series which celebrates the ingenuity of these inventors and their desire to help others recover in comfort, dignity and style.
One of the undisputed darlings of the fashion industry is a cancer survivor herself, Diane Von Furstenberg. Von Furstenberg’s mantra is, “Be the woman you want to be.” That’s not always easy when it comes to coping with treatment side effects like weight gain or loss. But personal style like fashion is constantly being re-interpreted. This season, we recommend taking a page from Diane Von Furstenberg’s stylebook.
“Effortless Chic,” is a phrase that I never heard bantered about during my cancer recovery. While coping with fatigue from surgery or treatment—walking from the bed to the bathroom, or even reaching for that all-important remote, was effort enough!
Ostomies and Glam are two words most people don’t usually associate together. Let’s be honest, the same is true of cancer and glam. But before I get into my usual passionate rant about why women (actually all people) deserve to recover with confidence and style, I want to provide you with information about two companies whose products help women with ostomies—be glammed.
StyleList calls not taking enough care of our skin, “one of the worst beauty mistakes a woman can make during the winter.” Bitter cold days, indoor heat, and overly hot showers can damage and dry out skin. Damaged and dry, flaky, irritated skin is often already a problem for women undergoing radiation and chemotherapy. So how can you give your skin the TLC-tender loving care it needs and deserves?
We asked Britta Aragon, a cancer survivor and a natural beauty expert, to tell us how to bring back our skin’s healthy glow!
I have never been a fan of the term “bucket list.” I began to like it even less when I was staring down my cancer diagnosis. During the long days of treatment though, at times it was impossible not to think about what you wished you had done before cancer reared its ugly head.