Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Get Involved

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and to help you get involved I’ve rounded up some of the beauty industry’s best charity offers and products, plus some top tips from breast cancer charities on keeping you and your loved ones safe.

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In the UK, 1 in 8 women will experience breast cancer in their lifetime, which is why annual awareness campaigns such as Breast Cancer Awareness Month every October are so important to ensure we regularly check ourselves and donate to causes helping women currently battling cancer. The good news is, the beauty industry does lots to help the breast cancer cause, from special edition buys with profits going to charities, to awareness campaigns and sponsorships.

I’ve scouted out a few feel-good beauty buys you can purchase this month that will be contributing to the cause, from skin treats to hair heroes. It’s worth seeing if any of your usual favourite brands are getting involved so you can top up guilt-free.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month Beauty Buys

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    1. GHD limited edition pink blush platinum styler and roll bag

      £165

      For every purchase of these special edition ghd stylers, £10 will be donated to Breast Cancer Now.

    2. Limited Edition Advanced Night Repair 50ml with Pink Ribbon Keychain

      £72

      This is a great night time moisture treat for your skin. Estee Lauder has released a special pink edition, with 20% of the RRP being donated to Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

    3. Margaret Dabbs London Pink Limited Edition Nail & Cuticle Serum

      £12

      With 15% of all sales of this cuticle serum to be donated to the Breast Cancer Care charity, now is a great time to invest in this hero nail product. Margaret Dabbs does the ultimate medical pedicures if your feet ever need a real treat.

    4. Limited Edition Pro-Collagen Marine Cream 100ml for Breast Cancer Care

      £99

      This super-size cream is worth £160, making it a bargain buy as well as a charity special. It’s a great everyday moisturiser loved by many MUAs and editors. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the pink ribbon, ELEMIS is donating £25,000 to help Breast Cancer Care.

    5. Aveda Hand Relief Moisturizing Crème with Rosemary Mint Aroma

      £22

      This highly moisturising hand cream is available to celebrate BCAM with a special invigorating rosemary and mint aroma. Plus, $4 from every purchase will go directly to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

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STAY SAFE

The following is taken from the Coppa Feel website, to help you learn how to give yourself regular checks. If in doubt, always see your doctor.

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Image Credit @ Daniel Jackson

How to check yourself

Know what is normal for you

Being breast aware simply means knowing what is normal for your boobs, as girls they will naturally change as part of your cycle each month (if you have periods). It is important to get to know the normal rhythm of your boobs so you will detect anything unusual quickly.

Look and Feel

Many of the signs and symptoms of breast cancer are changes you would only notice by looking at the appearance of your boobs. We recommend coppin’ a feel and taking a look during your checks.

Check regularly

We believe boob checking should be a monthly habit, so that you will notice any unusual changes quickly. By checking on a regular basis, you will also build confidence of knowing what is normal for you each month. Everyone has to start somewhere, so don’t worry if you’re not feeling confident straight away.

Collarbone and armpits

Breast tissue isn’t only found in your boobs. It reaches all the way up to your collarbone and underneath your armpit so this whole area should be checked each time too. This is the same for both men and women.

If in doubt, get it checked out

Your doctor is the only person who can refer you for further examination so we encourage people to visit their doctor after a week of monitoring the symptom if it doesn’t go away.
We recommend coppin’ a feel once a month either in the shower, when you are getting dressed, or lying down in bed – just make it part of your normal routine.