As we think about Breast Cancer Awareness month, cosmetics brands like Dermaflage encourage everyone to protect their skin from cancer as well. We are all aware that basking under the hot summer sun can take its toll on our skin, but even with this knowledge, most people still seek that bronze glow without using adequate sun protection. Skin cancer, the most common form of cancer in the U.S., is a serious threat. And while today’s technology has provided us with some of the most advanced medical treatments, skin cancer often leaves a scar—literally and figuratively—that won’t be easy to conceal.
Courtney, a cancer survivor, reports how scars made her feel: “I had surgery on my nose over 7 years ago when I was diagnosed with Basel Cell Carcinoma. Mohs surgery removed several layers of my skin and resulted in an indented shiny white scar that was impossible to cover with traditional makeup. I was devastated because I couldn’t find anything that would cover up my scar. I was very self-conscious about it and became my own worst critic. My husband didn’t think I looked any less pretty, but all I could see in the mirror was my scar.”
Many people approach this problem using makeup products like concealers and primers. However, simply painting over scars doesn’t always work. The uneven appearance left by scars produces shadows that draw attention to the blemish. In certain cases, plastic surgery techniques such as injectable fillers, lasers or peels can be helpful to achieve the look of smooth skin. For those who are looking for a more affordable and non-invasive alternative, there is a new concealment solution on the market: Dermaflage.
What began as a Hollywood makeup artists’ wonder tool is now available to a wider consumer base. Using the natural healing properties of silicone, Dermaflage created the first topical dermal filler designed to conceal scars associated with acne, minor surgeries and even skin cancer.
For today’s giveaway, we’d like you to see for yourself the amazing benefits of Dermaflage. Simply tell us: How do you cover scars and blemishes? Share with us your technique and you could be one of 5 winners to receive a free Dermaflage kit ($63 value), which includes a one month’s supply of filler, primer and a texture pad.
Author: Heather Long, Director of Dermaflage Customer Care Team
Type your answer in the comments section below to enter. *Contest is for US residents only.
Congrats to our winners!
2.) Dilcia Enid Arroyo
4.) Patricia H.
5.) Gwenn Codding
Winners, be sure to check your emails for info. on how to claim your prizes.
**5 winners will be chosen at random. Giveaway starts on 10/10/12 and ends 10/24/12 at 11:59 pm PST. The winners will be announced during the time of 10/25/12 – 11/25/12. If a winner does not reply within 5 business days of being contacted, another winner will be chosen.**