Personal Care

Find tips for applying facial moisturizer and makeup, shaving, and carrying out additional grooming routines when blind or low vision.

Adult shaves their face while nearby child pretends to do the same

Shaving Your Face

Many people consider shaving a personal grooming task that is potentially dangerous for someone who is blind or has low vision. In everyday practice, however, the skill is not dangerous […]

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Fingernail Care

Appearance matters, and the care and condition of your fingernails is especially important. Here are some tips and techniques for fingernail care for men and women. Cleaning Your Fingernails Filing […]

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Applying Eye Makeup

Applying Eyebrow Pencil Applying Eyebrow Powder An alternative technique: To Shape Your Eyebrows Eye Shadow Tips and Preparation Applying Eye Shadow For your right eye: For your left eye: Applying […]

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Applying Lipstick

Applying Lipstick An Alternative Technique By Maureen A. Duffy, M.S., CVRT

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Applying Foundation

Be sure to clean your hands and fingertips before going on to the next step to prevent makeup residue from rubbing off on your face, clothing, and upholstery. Applying Liquid […]

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Cleansing and Moisturizing

Next Step: Applying Foundation By Maureen A. Duffy, M.S., CVRT

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Applying Toothpaste

Although you’ve likely maintained a good oral hygiene routine throughout your life, adult-onset vision changes can make it challenging to do the “little things” that are the basic components of […]

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Applying Blush and Powder

Like most makeup, blush looks best when applied sparingly and with a light touch. Don’t hesitate to ask for assistance or confirmation from a family member or friend. Blush is […]

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