Jeune Skin Care: Ask the Experts
Q. I am currently undergoing chemotherapy. What skin changes may I notice?
A. Chemotherapy can cause the skin to become more dry and sensitive. It can also cause uneven skin tone on the face.
You may need to set aside your regular skin care products and use something more gentle during your treatment.
Skin care tips while going through treatment:
- Use a gentle cream-based cleanser and avoid scrubs
- Skip the toner or the astringent
- Make sure to use a gentle, fragrance-free moisturizer. During the day, apply sunscreen with SPF 15 or greater. Avoid any moisturizers with retinols or alpha/beta hydroxy acids. These typical "anti-aging" ingredients could cause irritation and/or dryness while undergoing chemotherapy.
- Try a moisturizing foundation or tinted moisturizer to help even out skin tone and brighten up the skin
The Look Good... Feel Better program is a great class for patients going through cancer treatment. It is a free, non-medical, product-neutral program offered in partnership with the American Cancer Society, the National Cosmetology Association and The Cosmetic Toiletry and Fragrance Association (CTFA) Foundation, a charitable organization supported by the cosmetic industry.
For more information, call 1-800-395-LOOK, contact your local American Cancer Society office or visit www.lookgoodfeelbetter.org.
Free Skin Care Consultations for Chemotherapy Patients
Angie Byer, medical aesthetician at UW Health Transformations Jeune Skin Care, has been part of the Look Good Feel Better Program for over 10 years. In addition to the Look Good Feel Better Program, she offers a complimentary 30-minute skin care consult for patients undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatment. Please call UW Health Transformations at (608) 836-9990 to set up an appointment.