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Illness and the effects of certain treatments often make visible changes to one’s physique. Chemotherapy may make your skin and nails fragile.
Such side-effects can affect your morale and your well-being.
During the anti-cancer treatment your skin will become more fragile, drier and more sensitive to sunlight and to strong lighting.
The sun’s rays include UVA and UVB. The figure appearing on the tube of cream – the SPF or sun protection factor – only indicates the protection provided against UVB. For total sun protection, choose a cream marked ‘broad spectrum’ or indicating UVA + UVB. Quality products at low prices do exist. An SPF of 30 stops 97% of the UVB rays; for total protection go for SPF 50. Choose a formula that suits you, as you are advised to re-apply it frequently.
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Once a month at the HUG, make-up workshops for women are organized by the Foundation Look Good Feel Better.
Information on www.lgfb.ch (DE)
The Association Bonne mine, bon moral [Appearance good, morale good too] offers facial care and esthetic advice for men and women.
Information on www.lgc.ch (FR)
The Ligue Suisse contre le cancer brochure
Soigner son apparence durant et après la thérapie [Taking care of your appearance during and after therapy]