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Survivorship: During and After Treatment
When going through cancer treatment, you might see changes in your skin texture or color. Chemotherapy can cause you to lose your hair, including your eyebrows and eyelashes. These changes are usually temporary, but feeling like you don't look like yourself can add extra stress during treatment.
Trying to look your best might be the last thing on your mind when faced with a cancer diagnosis. But you might also find that learning a few new make-up techniques to help you look more like your normal self helps you feel better and gives you more confidence while going through treatment. Before using any new skin care products, check with your cancer care team, especially if you are still receiving treatment or if you have had a skin reaction. Here are some tips to help.
To avoid infection: Wash your hands before applying makeup. Buy new make-up before starting treatment and replace eyeliner and mascara monthly.
The American Cancer Society medical and editorial content team
Our team is made up of doctors and oncology certified nurses with deep knowledge of cancer care as well as journalists, editors, and translators with extensive experience in medical writing.
Cancer Research UK. Day make up to help you feel better. 2019. Accessed at https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/coping/physically/changes-appearance/skin-care-makeup/day on September 23, 2019
Look good feel better. Makeup step-by-step. 2019. Accessed at http://lookgoodfeelbetter.org/programs/beauty-guide/makeup-step-by-step/ on September 23, 2019
Last Revised: February 1, 2020
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