A good lipstick has the power to do incredible things.
It can add excitement to an otherwise average outfit. It can brighten up an otherwise normal day. It can put a smile on your face and perk you up when you could do with a bit of extra cheer. But there isn’t a lipstick that works quite as hard as this one.
That’s because this June, TerryWhite Chemmart is supporting The Heart Foundation by directly donating $3 from every Designer Brands lipstick purchase to help their quest to improve women’s heart health.
It’s a purchase you not only don’t have to feel guilty about making but one that should actually make you feel good.
Their aim is to educate women around the signs, symptoms and risk of heart disease. It’s a quest to make the invisible visible. And what better way to do that than with a lippy purchase?
But aside from adding a new shade of lipstick to your beauty bag, it's also important to be able to recognise the warning signs of a heart attack. You may not know that heart disease is a leading killer of Australian women, and women are almost three times more likely to die from heart disease than breast cancer. While you may think a heart attack might never happen to you, younger women (25-45 years) are still at risk.
Yes, the statistics are shocking, but with some understanding of the warning signs, it doesn't need to be that way.
What are the risk factors for heart disease?
Some of the most common risk factors for women of all ages are:
- High cholesterol
- High blood pressure
- Overweight and obesity
- Physical inactivity
If you use oral contraception, that's deemed to be generally safe by the Heart Foundation. However, the contraceptive pill can slightly increase your risk of blood clotting problems, as well as potentially increasing the risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT).