Cancer and Skin Care
During cancer treatment, your changes in appearance can cause physical and emotional challenges.
While most changes in appearance during cancer treatment are temporary, we can help you find the look that you are most comfortable with and offer products designed to make you feel your best.
Chemotherapy, radiation and certain medications can result hair loss and sensitive skin challenges. Some of the most common problems include:
- Dry, itchy skin
- Face rash
- Radiation burns
- Fingernail issues
- Dark, puffy under-eye issues
Cancer patients should look for gentle and moisturizing skincare products that are hypo-allergenic. Avoid any harsh chemicals, dyes or perfumes. Your skin is already dry and fragile from the harsh chemicals in cancer treatments. The best way to keep your skin healthy during chemotherapy is to hydrate with a gentle skin care routine.
Our aestheticians will exam your skin’s condition and advise you on the best products and treatments to regain moisture and softness. Our services range from gentle facials to moisturizing masks.
Along with hair loss is the loss of eyebrows and eyelashes. Your skin undertones can change, which means your old makeup may not look its best on you during treatment. You may develop some dark circles or hollow patches with weight loss.
Our trained makeup artists and aestheticians will show you how to:
- Fill in eyebrows
- Apply false lashes
- Choose the best makeup and colors for your changing skin done
- Conceal blemishes or dark patches
We offer non-comedogenic skin care and makeup products with natural ingredients.
Just as chemotherapy can affect your hair, your nails may become pigmented, discolored and brittle, and can sometimes lift off the nail bed. It is extremely important to keep your nails short, moisturized and clean to avoid infection.
Our nail techs have been specially trained to provide gentle cleaning, trimming and polishing.
Tips for healthy nails during cancer treatment:
- Don't cut your cuticles. Use cuticle remover cream or gels and push your nails back gently.
- Don't bite your nails or cuticles.
- Massage cuticle cream into the cuticle area daily to prevent dryness, splitting and hangnails.
- Wear gloves while doing chores, such as washing dishes. Excessive water exposure can lead to fungal infections.
- Consider using a water-based nail polish.
- If your nails are very dry or falling off, you might want to consider a nail moisturizer instead of polish.
- Use a nail polish remover that doesn't contain acetone or ethylacetate.
- Don't use acrylics or other fake wraps; these can trap bacteria that may cause infection.
- Remember, your nails can look great with no polish at all. Just buff to a beautiful shine.
- Alert your doctor to any signs of inflammation or infection.