Top 5 Winter Skin Care Tips for Breast Cancer Patients
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How to Protect Your Skin While Undergoing Treatments
Chapped lips and dry skin may just be common for healthy women during winter. However, they’re some of the many problems that breast cancer patients have to face when undergoing treatments. Some side effects of chemotherapy become even worse in winter.
Skin problems are common to breast cancer patients and survivors. Due to the medications and intensive types of treatment they go through, adverse reactions are bound to happen. Some of the side effects can range from a simple rash to full-blown eczema.
At times like these, winter skincare tips can come in handy for breast cancer patients and survivors. Breast Cancer Car Donations shares these five tips for protecting your skin while undergoing breast cancer treatments and battling the crippling winter weather:
1. Keep your body hydrated.
Hydration is one of the best remedies and prevention tactics for dry skin and other skin problems. While drinking lots of water can keep your body hydrated, other measures such as using a humidifier can amp up your body’s hydration levels. Taking hot showers should be avoided because it can make your skin drier, which can worsen your existing skin condition.
2. Moisturize, moisturize, and moisturize!
Top dermatologists advise using ointments and cream instead of lotion to provide a better moisturizing effect on the body because of their thicker consistency. If you’re suffering from itchy skin, creams or ointments with menthol or with corticosteroids can help alleviate the itchiness and inflammation. In general, doctors recommend applying moisturizers to the body within 15 minutes after showering and before bedtime.
3. Avoid using heavy make-up products.
Attempting to hide the flakiness of dry skin with make-up is a big no-no because it will only make things worse. If you cannot avoid make-up altogether, consider switching to emollient foundations or BB/CC creams. Other than that, using cream blushes can also help create a natural and healthy glow, and you won’t have to worry about dryness later on.
4. Layers on!
The winter season can bring about extreme drops in the temperature, which can lead to skin dehydration. To avoid this condition, wear clothes that will protect your skin from the cold and retain heat in your body. Wear sweaters, fleece, coats, scarfs that wrap around your neck and face, boots, gloves, and thick socks, especially if you’re planning to go outside.
5. Don’t skip the sunscreen.
Even if it’s winter, ultraviolet rays from the sun are still there. This could be bad news if you’re taking medications that make your skin extra sensitive to UV rays. Sunscreen will help protect your skin from the harmful effects of UV rays. Experts recommend using sunscreen that protects against UVA and UVS with a sun protection factor of at least 30.
A Simple Way to Help Women Battling Breast Cancer
The tips we’ve shared here can help breast cancer patients avoid adverse skin conditions this winter. However, they need more help — particularly those who lack the financial capacity to get proper treatment and health care. This is one of the reasons why many of them choose to hide their sickness and remain untreated.
You can provide life-saving assistance to these women by simply donating any type of unwanted vehicle to Breast Cancer Car Donations. Your donation can help us fund various breast health services being provided by our charity partners.
We’ll place your auto donation on the auction block, with the proceeds going to our IRS-certified 501(c)3 nonprofit partners that are in the thick of the fight against breast cancer.
These charities use the funding to provide uninsured and indigent breast cancer patients with easy access to medical facilities as well as financial assistance to cover the costs of their treatments, medical consultations, hospitalization, medications, and follow-up care. Other beneficiaries get to receive free breast cancer screening, diagnosis, counseling, and other breast cancer prevention and education services.
To somehow repay you for your generous charitable contribution, we’ll provide you with our free pickup and towing service anywhere in the country.
Your donation will also entitle you to receive the maximum tax deduction in the next tax season.
However, the biggest reward you’ll receive is that priceless feeling of joy and satisfaction for having done something awesome that can help save the lives of struggling breast cancer patients in your area.
As for the types of vehicles that you can donate, you can check them out here. We accept even vehicles that are no longer in the best of shape.
Learn more about our work, including our quick and easy donation process, by checking out our FAQs page. If you have inquiries or concerns, don’t hesitate to contact us at 866-540-5069 or leave us a message here.
Become a Lifesaver Today!
With the still prohibitive costs of cancer treatments, many breast cancer patients are in a quandary on how to survive the life-threatening disease. Your car donation will surely help ease their anxieties as it will help ensure that they’ll receive the treatments they badly need. Call Breast Cancer Car Donations at 866-540-5069 or fill out our online donation form to become a lifesaver now!