Learn How To Care For Your Skin During Cancer Treatment
Cancer and its treatment can cause a variety of changes in your appearance. Your skin may become extra dry and irritated, its colour and texture may change and dark circles might appear under your eyes.
These changes can impact your sense of self and overall confidence.
Your immune system is also weakened and vulnerable to infection, so it’s especially important to be vigilant with skin care and hygiene.
To learn proper hygiene and how to manage these appearance-related side effects, register for a complimentary workshop with Look Good Feel Better, a Canadian charity that helps women with cancer feel like themselves again. The two-hour session provides tips and techniques on cosmetic hygiene, skin care, makeup application, wigs and hair alternatives.
Here are some of the important skin care tips you’ll learn at a Look Good Feel Better [LINK TO LGFB.CA] workshop:
- As a general rule, no sun exposure is a good idea when receiving radiation treatment, especially if the site of the treatment is exposed skin (always consult your radiation oncology team first)
- Choose a sunscreen of at least SPF 30 that protects against UVA and UVB rays
- Wear sunscreen all year round
- Apply sunscreen, then moisturizer, then start your makeup routine
- Use moisturizers with pump applicators to avoid bacteria being introduced
- Use your ring finer (your weakest and therefore gentlest) when applying product around the eye
To learn more, register for a Look Good Feel Better workshop today