Cancer and Chemo can change so much in your life

Thursday, July 04, 2024

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Cancer and Chemo
can change so much in your life

Including your skin. Lets talk about it

It's part of the nature of having beauty business that our clients tell us about their cancer journeys.  Everything from small skin cancer removals to life changing and long term diagnosis. 

One thing that is common to everyone though is that cancer means changes.  

Having gone through having cancer then chemotherapy myself, I understand how one of those changes can be with our skin.  I understand how sensitive and delicate our skin can become during and after treatment. It's crucial to prioritize gentle care to nurture our skin back to health.

Hydration & Moisturising is Key: Keeping your skin hydrated and moisturised is essential. Opt for gentle, fragrance-free moisturizers to soothe and replenish your skin.  It will be sensitive, maybe even itchy so it's time to be gentle.  I found the Ultra Calming Range was just right in terms of nurturing but not irritating my skin.  

Sun Protection: Protecting your skin from the sun is crucial, especially after chemo. Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher daily, even on cloudy days.  The Ultra 50+ range is a moisturiser and sunscreen in one so a great choice.  

Avoid Harsh Ingredients: Steer clear of harsh chemicals or exfoliants. Look for products labeled hypoallergenic or specifically formulated for sensitive skin.  Using something too strong or too rough can lead to an unexpected reaction.

Patience with Products: Introduce new products gradually and watch for any reactions. Patch testing is a good practice.  Don't try and throw everything at it to get it back to how it was.  Patience is a virtue in this instance.

Nourish from Within: Eating a balanced diet rich in vitamins and antioxidants can support your skin's recovery.  And your general well being after all the treatments your body has been through

Remember, everyone's skin reacts differently, so it's essential to find what works best for you. If you have any specific concerns or questions about skincare after cancer, feel free to reach out. I'm here to support you in any way I can.

And if you are currently in treatment we wish you continued strength and wellness on your recovery journey.

🌟 Finished treatment and ready to take care of your skin again? Book a first step facial with us today. Call 93646414 or book now 🌟

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Hi, I'm Pamela

Owner of Elements Beauty Spa

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