The Importance Of Cosmetic Hygiene During Cancer Treatment

The Importance Of Cosmetic Hygiene During Cancer Treatment

* Look Good Feel Better, a PHARMAPRIX AIMEZ. VOUS. charity partner.

During cancer treatment, the immune system is weakened and vulnerable to infection, so extra precautions need to be taken when it comes to personal and cosmetic hygiene.

To learn about proper cosmetic hygiene during treatment, register for  a complimentary workshop with Look Good Feel Better, a Canadian charity that helps women with cancer feel like themselves again. At the two-hour session, you’ll learn Look Good Feel Better’s Signature Steps, which cover cosmetic hygiene, skin care, and makeup application that will help you manage the appearance-related effects of cancer and treatment (dry and sallow skin, loss of eyebrows and lashes). It also offers information on wigs and hair alternatives.

Here are some of the important tips on cosmetic hygiene you’ll learn at a Look Good Feel Better [LINK TO LGFB.CA] workshop:

  • Wash/sanitize your hands often – especially before applying makeup
  • Use non-drying antibacterial hand wash or sanitizer
  • Put aside any beauty blenders, cosmetic brushes and reusable applicators for the duration of your treatment, because they hold on to bacteria – Look Good Feel Better recommends using disposable applicators instead
  • Use products that can be poured or pumped, rather than dipped into (to avoid bacteria being introduced)
  • Avoid any product sharing – not even with family or friends!
  • If buying cosmetic products, test them on your hands, not your face

To learn more, register for a Look Good Feel Better workshop today