Happiness comes from within.
That is a noble saying and it is true in a number of ways. But try to accept this quote when you are suffering from alopecia. The absence of hair can devastate self-esteem and confidence in women. Even though the logical and spiritual side may understand that true happiness comes from within, the emotional side can be overwhelming with a look in the mirror or with a quizzical glance from passersby.
Women with alopecia know these conflictive feelings all too well. But there are some ways to lift your head and feel better with small, brief, short steps. Some alopecia beauty tips can help to lift you up. Each move can lift your spirits, put a smile on your face, and help you to see some light at the end of the tunnel. As a bonus they also help you feel in control.
Here are a few simple and short “bursts” of alopecia beauty tips to help women feel better and enjoy life:
- Take care of your skin – while your hair may be absent you should bring out the beauty of your skin. Look for skin cleansers, moisturizers and other products that will help to even out skin tone, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and help your skin to look lovely. Stick to a skin regimen that includes UV ray protection and be proud of the way your skin looks and feels.
- Wigs and their reputations – bald is fabulous. But not all women are able to always feel comfortable in their beautiful bald scalp. There's no one way to look and no set time line. Wigs can be an opportunity to explore styles and feel updated. Some women are able to embrace wigs easily, and can turn it into fun experiments with extreme colors and styles. Others are not quite as bold, and may even be hesitant to venture outdoors without the “perfect” wig. Take it slow and steady – do what is comfortable for you, but at least give wigs a try if it feels right. The stigma once associated with wigs is fading. There are some real breakthroughs that make wigs a wonderful accessory. It is OK to test the waters and talk to others about what wigs work best for them.
- Eyebrow challenges – achieving the ideal look for eyebrows can be one of the most daunting tasks. Take a deep breath and relax – do not attempt to achieve perfection. Instead, know that everyone’s eyebrows are different and none are completely symmetrical. There are cosmetic procedures that can provide a more permanent option, or you can utilize brow makeup and sealers to achieve the right look for you. Finding the right products, of a professional quality, is also the right way to touch up faded, permanent cosmetics. Practice and discuss your options with supporters and even professional makeup artists if you like. There are brushes and particularly resilient, undetectable sealants that can make a world of difference for you.
These alopecia beauty tips can help you to achieve happiness, but the power is in your hands to take these short bursts and own them. Love yourself enough to take a little step, and then another, until you reach your goals.
Do you have any alopecia beauty tips of your own to add? Share them in the comments!