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5 Ways To Maintain Healthy Skin During And After Breast Cancer

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Healthy Skin During And After Breast Cancer

Once I wrapped my head around the fact that I needed a double mastectomy, I had no choice but to accept the fact that my body was about to change dramatically. The last thing I expected was the skin changes that suddenly impacted my life. Everyone is aware of hair loss during chemo. But, no one really talks about the dryness, itching, burning, discoloration and scarring to your skin. As an added challenge, while undergoing treatment, your skin may become sensitive to products that you’ve loved and used for years. Amid so many other transformations to your body, you should never be ashamed to prioritize skin care, beauty, and comfort when it comes to this crazy journey. That’s why, I’ve broken down 5 ways to keep skin healthy during and after breast cancer. These postsurgical and longer-term skincare products will hopefully soothe your discomfort, and help keep your skin looking healthy through it all.

I swore by Mederma scar gel during my treatment. Do you have some skincare products or tips that helped you? Please share in the comments below. And read about 12 products to shop that support Breast Cancer Awareness month here. Plus, 5 tips for redefining your style and feeling beautiful after breast cancer here.

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Use Mild Cleansers

Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser
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Kiehls Sensitive Facial Cleanser
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Aveeno Skin Relief Fragrance Free Body Wash
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La Roche-Posay Gentle Cleanser
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Try Nourishing Moisturizers

Aquaphor Ointment
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Weleda Nourishing Body Cream
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Neutrogena Hand Cream
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kiehls Sensitive Cica-Cream
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Scar Gels That Work

Avene Cicalfate Scar Gel
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Mederma Advanced Scar Gel
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Cica Care Gel Sheet
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ScarAway Silicone Scar Sheets
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Protect Your Skin

Supergoop Glowscreen SPF 40
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SkinCeuticals PSPF 50
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Dermalogica SPF 30
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La Roche-Posay Dry Touch Sunscreen
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Products for Hair Growth

Revitalash Eyelash Conditioner
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Vegamour Brow Serum
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Revitalash Thickening Shampoo
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SUNWARRIOR Collagen & Protein Peptides
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Amit Bloom, lifestyle writer Busbee Style
Amit Bloom
Amit is a loyal subscriber turned contributor from Miami, where she founded and edited an award-winning lifestyle magazine for over 20 years. The loves of her life are her husband and their two fiercely independent and creative kids. She has been known, however, to proclaim that her favorite child is their Shiba Inu, Zac.
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