Breast Cancer Early Detection Can Save Your Life!

Breast cancer is the 5th leading cause of death among women over the age of 40. However, if diagnosed at its earliest stages, breast cancer is not fatal, and statistics show that there is actually has a very high survival rate. This is why it is so important to inform the public on issues such as early detection, symptoms, risk factors and healthy habits to help ward off breast cancer.

 

Early Detection

Women of all ages are advised to administer self-breast exams on a monthly basis. Starting this at a young age familiarizes you with your own normal breast tissue; this will make you more capable of noticing an irregularity such as a lump, if it should ever occur. Risk of breast cancer increases with age, which is why women should begin getting mammograms once they turn 40, on an annual or bi-annual basis. If you have an immediate relative who was diagnosed with breast cancer you should talk to your doctor about when you should start receiving mammograms, as they may want you to begin earlier. When breast cancer firsts strikes it may not have any signs or symptoms, which would make it impossible to pick up on a self-exam. However, mammograms (X-rays of the breast) can pick up on breast cancer in its earliest stage; this makes them a doctor’s best chance to diagnose breast cancer early.

 

 

 

Breast Cancer Care

Breast Cancer Care

 

Symptoms

There are some common symptoms that many women experience when they have breast cancer. The symptoms below do not necessarily indicate breast cancer, but they can be a warning sign and should probably be checked out by a doctor just in case:

 

  • A new lump or bump in the breast or underarm
  • Any discharge from the nipple
  • Irritation or dimpling of the breast skin
  • Change in breast size or shape
  • Inversion or pulling of the nipple
  • Flaky skin or (abnormal) redness in the nipple and/or breast
  • Pain in any area of the breast

 

Finally, I would like to give you a small and important tip that when going to the yearly checkup of breast cancer, make sure that the person who is doing the mammography is whether a professional specialized doctor or a woman in order not to risk yourself to be sexually abused since we hear lots of stories.

 

 

 

Early Detection Through Mammogram

Early Detection Through Mammogram

 

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Bassem Feghali by Yehya Saade & Hala Ajam

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Basic Makeup Tutorial: Blush, by Hala Ajam

Basic Makeup Tutorial: Blush, by Hala Ajam

This is another article from my book Face-To-Face which you can order online.

Blush

Blush enhances and compliments ones natural skin tone; and can give you different types of looks if applied correctly.

A Natural Look

Apply peach, coral and pink shades of blush to the apple of the cheeks to create a flushed and healthy glow. Of course go for the color that best suits your skin color.

Dramatic Look

To create and enhance cheekbones, apply blusher just under the cheekbones using a natural skin-tone color only.  If suitable, go a shade or two darker to really sculpt and define, keeping in mind that the darker you go the more important it is to blend the lines together.

A few tricks: If you apply and blend upwards toward the hairline, this will elongate the face.  If you blend downwards towards the jaw line, this will make the face appear thinner.  Ultimately, the shape of your face will determine what looks best in terms of application.

Playful Look

Play with the color of blush and its application as much as you like to create a truly personal look, looking like your favorite star.  However, it is important not to go overboard with colors and quantity.

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Daydreaming Beauty, By Hala Ajam

Daydreaming Beauty, By Hala Ajam

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Basic Makeup Tutorial: Powder, by Hala Ajam

Basic Makeup Tutorial: Powder, by Hala Ajam

This is another article from my book Face-To-Face which you can order online.

Powder

There are many types of powder, but the ones listed are the ones mostly used.  It is important to know each one and its purpose.

Loose Powder will set the makeup and cover any oily or shiny areas of the face.  To apply: use a big brush to distribute the powder evenly over the face.  Gently tap the side of the brush to remove any excess powder before dusting the face. For a thicket effect use a powder puff. Choose a color that is the same as your foundation or a translucent one.

Compact Powder provides full coverage creating a velvety look.  It can be used over foundation if more coverage is necessary and is a great option for ladies who lead a fast paced life and do not have the time to apply a full face of makeup.

Bronzing Powder gives a natural glow to the skin.  When applied correctly, it can make the skin appear ‘sun-kissed.’  It is important to use sparingly as too much can give the skin an unnatural orange glow.  Men can also use this product to enhance their skin tone on special occasions. Keep an eye on the good quality ones.

Pro Tip:

 Apply your bronzer where you know the sun hits your face first when you’re naturally tanning. This way your face will look healthy and glow without looking like it’s made up.

Iridescent Powder, like gold and silver can be used to highlight certain areas of the face and body. Lightly dusting a gold-based powder on the top of cheekbones will create a beautiful luminous effect to brighten the face.  It can also be used on the collarbone, shoulder blades and arms to highlight and add sparkle. Instead of investing in this kind of powder you can easily use your eye shadows with the same colors.

Pro Tip

Use a little amount of loose powder under the eyes before applying eye shadow, as it will catch any loose specks of shadow that may fall.  When your eye makeup is complete, simply sweep away the excess powder and in doing so you will also discard any remnants that may have fallen.

By Hala Ajam.

“A Lebanese Makeup artist who worked with Local and International Celebrities”.

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Artistic Make Up, by Hala Ajam

Artistic Make Up, by Hala Ajam

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Bridal Make Up, by Hala Ajam

Bridal Make Up, by Hala Ajam

 

By Hala Ajam.

“A Lebanese Makeup artist who worked with Local and International Celebrities”.

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