Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How do I find my nearest workshop location?
Click on this link and scroll down the list to find your nearest hospital or cancer support centre runnning LGFB workshops.
Q: How much does it cost to attend a Look Good…Feel Better workshop?
Nothing. It's absolutely free.
Q. I’ve heard that there is a new LGFB teaching DVD being produced?
Yes, skincare and make-up, nail care and hair and wig experts have come together to produce a really informative DVD and 48 page booklet - The "LGFB Confidence Kit" - which will be available from March 2009. Email email@example.com if you would like to pre-order a copy. A suggested minimum donation of £5 is being requested for each pack.
Q: My skin has become very dry since I started chemotherapy. What can I do?
Your skin may feel taut and tight. The best way to combat this is to use a good facial moisturiser that will help retain water within the skin. Use a lotion or cream, depending on what makes your skin feel most comfortable.
Q: How can I conceal the dark circles that have developed under my eyes?
With a clean ring finger or a disposable wedge sponge, gently apply dots of concealer starting from the inner corner of your eye to your iris. Gently blend the dots of concealer to the outer corner of your eye. For more details, check out our 12-step Programme.
Q: I've lost my eyebrows... how can I re-create them until they grow back?
This is one of the most traumatic things for many of our workshop participants but brows can be drawn back on very naturally and effectively with a little practice. Click here to view a page from our new "LGFB Confidence Kit" to see how it's done.
Q: Can you suggest where I can buy a wig from?
Wigs come in all shapes and sizes, and are often available at your hospital, or cancer support centre. For some useful contacts, see our Additional Support section.
Q. My nails have become brittle. How can I care for them?
Firstly, do not cut your cuticles - use cuticle remover instead. A good cuticle cream, massaged into the cuticles will help prevent dryness, splitting and hangnails. Wear gloves while doing household chores, especially when washing-up as excessive exposure to water can lead to fungal infections of the nail bed. Very dry nails can become weaker or more brittle during treatment. If you are undergoing chemotherapy do not use false nails. Use a good hand cream to regularly moisturise your nails and hands.
Q. How is LGFB funded?
LGFB is the Beauty Industry's charity and gains financial, product and professional support from over 40 member companies and brands. A large proportion of our income comes from independent fundraising - individuals, companies, store groups and others who run events and raise money to support our charity.
Q. Is there a 'best' time to come to a workshop?
We would suggest that you come when we can be of most help with the visible side effects you may experience - either in the middle or just after treatment. You will find you can plan times when you are feeling well enough to come to our two hour session and our team will make you very welcome.
Q. Where can I find out more about cosmetic products?
The UK trade association, CTPA, has a comprehensive website for consumers giving facts about the way cosmetic products are regulated, the ingredients used and interesting information about how they work. Please log on to www.thefactsabout.co.uk.
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