A range of false eyelashes specifically designed for cancer patients are now available in Boots 11 months ago

A range of false eyelashes specifically designed for cancer patients are now available in Boots

They were developed by a cancer sufferer.

Apart from the physical sickness of having cancer and the side effects that can be caused by chemotherapy, a lot of people cite the change in their appearance as something that is difficult to get to grips with.

Some people choose to forgo a wig or headscarf and that's absolutely perfect, but others like to avail of these things. Of course, it's down to the individual and whatever makes you feel most comfortable is the best choice for you.

When it comes to wigs, there are excellent options available these days, but one thing that has been somewhat overlooked are false eyelashes for those who may have lost them during chemotherapy or as a result of a medical condition such as alopecia.

That's until now.

Eylure, in collaboration with Codilia Gapare, a cancer survivor, developed specially designed lashes that have a bigger surface area to stick them to the lid and a "soft, flexible and invisible band that aids application".

When there are few, or perhaps no natural eyelashes to work with, the process can be tricky which is why Codilia specifically designed C-Lashes.

They come in three different varieties, 'Naturals', 'Lengthening' and  'Volume' and are currently available to purchase on the Boots website for €7.49 each.

  

Codilia, herself a mum of two said that having lashes back improved her confidence:

"I created C-Lash for people just like me. I found that such a little change, getting my lashes back, made me feel like I had myself back."

 

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Of course, it goes without saying that you definitely don't need these, but if you think they'd make you feel better -more power to you!