The amazing Ruth Romano shares her experiences on how her treatment for cancer affected her skin and her tips to help others in the same situation.
“October saw the start of Breast Cancer Awareness Month which is an annual global campaign to raise awareness of the most common form of cancer in women (ref: World Health Organisation) and as a breast cancer survivor this is a campaign very close to my heart.
The side effects of cancer treatment are fairly well known but the skincare effects of treatment are less well documented.
There was no information readily available when I was having my treatment and equally there was no advice offered by the hospital other than a passing remark by one of the nurses that my skin ‘might be more sensitive.’
That said, the doctors and nurses are focused on your treatment strategy and do an absolutely amazing job. Understandably they don’t have the time to review every possible side effect of your treatment.
With this in mind, I began researching the multitude of ingredients in skincare products favouring a natural and simple approach to taking care of my skin.
If you or a loved one is going through cancer treatment and understand why and how your skin might be affected, my tips below can help you be better prepared to counteract the effects. Continue reading