Beauty From the Outside In

I was always a beauty product junkie. One of my favorite things to do was hit the cosmetic department at Nordstrom and make new beauty and cosmetic purchases. If it promised to be anti-aging, I bought it! Make my lips plumper while alleviating dryness? I was in! Reduce fine lines and wrinkles? I’ll take two! It did not matter if after I applied these “potions” I would get itchy or find red raw patches on my skin the next morning. And I never thought to question whether my personal hygiene and beauty products could be the cause of the weird sensations I had all over my body of something crawling over me. After all, the brands said this stuff was good for me, some even used words like “natural” and botanical” Even when a neurologist told me my symptoms were probably due to something in my environment, I did not put the blame on my beauty products.

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Roberta Lombardi
Post Double Mastectomy

After a double mastectomy it is important to give yourself time to heal both physically and emotionally. Physical recovery time from a double mastectomy can vary from person to person, but it typically takes 4 to 6 weeks (​1)​ . While you are dealing with the very real physical healing from a major surgical procedure, you will also be coming to terms with a flood of emotions that may hit you once home.

Every post mastectomy journey will be different; allow yourself time to go through this very personal emotional recovery.

— S. Young, Contributor to Infinite Beauty

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Dana Putzer