Do you know someone impacted by Breast Cancer?
Each year more than 330,000 American women look in the mirror and see breast cancer staring back at them—not necessarily in the form of the disease itself, but in the ravages of treatment. The experience can be disorienting, and even so-called cosmetic side effects are sometimes disturbing—to the point that some women decide to pause treatment. Yet doctors often overlook changes to a patient’s appearance: the loss of hair and fingernails, the rashes, the burns. Oncologists are more likely to prepare you for things like nausea and diarrhea, which are considered more important. This is unfortunate. It’s been shown that if patients are informed about what can happen, they are better able to cope with the illness and deal with problems caused by treatment.
With the right information, there’s a lot you can do to keep looking and feeling like yourself.
Sooth Your Skin, especially post-treatment.
Major acne. Drugs called HER2 inhibitors may lead to an acne-like rash on your scalp and face. Sometimes it's a really red, large, painful, and itchy spot. Oftentimes having the rash indicates the drug is blocking the right molecule.”
Try this: Topical antibiotics or topical steroids can reduce inflammation and speed healing. (Avoid over-the-counter acne creams that contain benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid, as they can severely dry skin.)
Experiencing Patches? Inflammation resulting from chemo prompts skin to shed faster, which leads to flaking. On top of that, hormone therapy can dry skin. Patients are often on hormone therapy for at least five years after their treatment ends. Some survivors tell us their skin is far drier than it ever was.
Try this: As soon as you start treatment, moisturize regularly with a thick, rich, unscented and gentle, clean ingredient product that contains protective ceramides, such as YELLE’s Awakening Moisturizer.
We know that times are trying, but this is just a test gearing you up for a testimony. We know the best is yet to come for you! For more details on all things skincare head over to our website and check out our entire Awakening Collection. It is made with the cleanest and gentlest ingredients for these trying times with your skincare. We are sure this collection will have you feeling like yourself sooner than later.