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Boots Cancer beauty advisors are trained to offer make-up tips to help manage the visible side effects of treatment, so you can start to feel more like you again. Use our store locator to find your nearest beauty advisor.
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Cancer treatment may cause light skin to redden and dark skin to darken, but make-up can help disguise these changes.
Skin reacts to cancer treatment in different ways, by becoming sensitive or dry for instance.
Use a gentle cleanser and avoid products with alcohol or perfume
Shower using warm water, and pat your skin dry afterwards
Use moisturisers with ingredients like glycerine, hyaluronic acid or cocoa butter. Or try an emollient cream with oatmeal
Avoid using exfoliators and try a muslin cloth instead
Speak to your cancer nurse specialist or oncology team straight away
If treatment affects your hair, don't worry, it usually grows back afterwards.
Your nails should go back to normal after treatment. In the mean time, here are some ways to care for them:
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