Look Good Feel Better is dedicated to teaching cancer patients how to manage the appearance-related side-effects caused by cancer treatment. Women, men and teens participate in a practical workshop which covers skincare, make-up and headwear demonstrations, leaving them empowered and ready to face their cancer diagnosis with confidence.
Our workshops include sessions on skincare techniques to alleviate symptoms including dryness and sallowness; make-up tips to help patients deal with concealing redness and drawing on eyebrows; and advice on headwear including scarf styling and wig selection.
Each participant receives a Confidence Kit, full of skincare and make-up products donated by the cosmetic industry to use as tools for application throughout the workshop and to continue in their own homes.
Participants also benefit from the opportunity to meet others in a similar situation. Through our workshops friendships and additional support networks are formed that can help during their diagnosis and treatment.
Look Good Feel Better workshops are open to anyone undergoing treatment for any sort of cancer. In Australia, more than 130,000 people have participated in the program, which now offers approximately 1,000 workshops in 180 venues nationwide.
The program relies heavily upon a team of 1,300 trained and certified cosmetic, beauty and hairdressing professionals who volunteer their time and expertise to help deliver workshops across Australia and as we receive no government funding, it is the generosity of the community that allows us to continue to provide this free service.