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Ferne McCann and Cara Delevingne commit ultimate make-up sin for SmearForSmear campaign

LAUREN PopeCharlotte Crosby and Kara Tointon have done the unthinkable over on Twitter and Instagram.

Taking a selfie, the girls – who also include Patsy Palmer and Lacey Turner – are capturing themselves not looking so make-up perfect as they're committing one of the ultimate beauty sins.

Cara Delevingne and Ferne McCann have also joined the worthwhile cause and REALLY went for it when it comes to smudging their fave hues.

According to latest stats, 1 in 4 women in the UK are still not attending their cervical screenings which has a direct impact on survival rate.

 Understandably, however, the idea of a smear test can be pretty daunting for most women so Consultant gynaecologist, Jullien Brady explains how to overcome you smear fear.

  1. Embarrassment
    "Cervical screening can often be seen as embarrassing due to the intimate nature of the examination. However, GPs and doctors are very mindful of this and will try and make the whole process as easy and comfortable as it can be." 
  2. Pain and discomfort
    "Pain can be a big problem for many women," explains Jullien. "Nowadays, most doctors use a plastic speculum, which makes the test more comfortable."

"For those women who don’t attend due to pain, home-testing (with devices such as GynaeCheck www.gynaehealthuk.com) can help. Home-testing looks for the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) which is the cause of 99.7% of cervical cancers. Those who carry the strains of the virus associated with cervical cancer know that they are at a slightly higher risk of developing the disease and further cytology or examination may be recommended.

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