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Tell me more about Boots Macmillan Beauty Advisors

Cancer treatment can affect your appearance, which can understandably affect the way you feel.

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Cancer treatment can affect your appearance, which can understandably affect the way you feel.

Boots Macmillan beauty advisors are trained to offer make-up tips to help manage the visible side effects of treatment, so you can start to feel you again. Use our store locator to find your nearest beauty advisor.

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  • Make-up
  • Skin
  • Hair
  • Nails

Make-up

Cancer treatment may cause light skin to redden and dark skin to darken but make-up can help disguise these changes.

Our beauty advisors suggest:

  • Using a green-tinted primer to help tone down redness
  • Trying a tinted moisturiser if you are not used to foundation
  • Disguising colour changes with a medium-coverage foundation with SPF protection
  • Using these products sparingly and patting them onto the skin

Watch our video for more tips to enhance your appearance

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No7 Perfectly Bronzed Dual Bronzer

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No7 Face & Body Brush

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No7 Colour Calming Primer Green 40ml

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No7 Stay Perfect Foundation

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Skin

Skin reacts to cancer treatment in different ways, by becoming sensitive or dry for instance.

To care for your skin, try the following:

Dry skin

Use a gentle cleanser and avoid products with alcohol or perfume

Sensitive and sore skin

Shower using warm water and pat your skin dry afterwards

Oily skin

Avoid using exfoliators and try a muslin cloth instead

Itchy skin

Use moisturisers with ingredients like glycerine, hyaluronic acid or cocoa butter. Or try an emollient cream with oatmeal

Rash

Speak to your cancer nurse specialist or oncology team straight away

Watch our video for more tips on caring for your skin

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No7 Beautiful Skin Melting Gel Cleanser for Normal/Dry Skin 150ml

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No7 Beautiful Skin Night Cream for Dry/Very Dry 50ml

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No7 Beautiful Skin Foaming Cleanser Normal/Oily 150ml

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No7 Essentially Natural Foundation

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Hair

If treatment affects your hair, don't worry, it usually grows back afterwards.

Here are a few tips to help you manage your hair loss:

  • Wearing a wig before treatment may help you get used to wearing one
  • Scarves, turbans and hats are stylish options to cover your head
  • Disguise missing eyebrows and eyelashes using make-up

If your hair becomes thinner:

  • Use a soft brush when brushing hair
  • Avoid combing your hair if it is brittle
  • Avoid brushing if your scalp is dry
  • Avoid using heat styling tools
  • Use an electric shaver instead of wet shaving, to minimise the risk of cuts

Watch our video for tips to recreate the appearance of eyebrows and eyelashes

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No7 Stay Perfect Mascara

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No7 Beautiful Brows Pencil

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Philips AquaTouch AT890/20 Wet & Dry Electric Shaver

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No7 Stay Perfect Eyeshadow

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Nails

Your nails should go back to normal after treatment. In the mean time, here are some ways to care for them:

Colour changes

  • If your nails haven't spilt, disguise colour changes with nail varnish but don't use false nails

Sore nails

  • This may mean you have an infection. Speak to your cancer nurse specialist or oncology team about it. To help prevent infections, wear gloves while doing housework

Dryness and splitting

  • Use cuticle cream but don't cut the cuticles
  • Use an emery board rather than a nail cutter
  • Keep nails short to avoid snagging
  • Use hand and foot cream regularly
  • Use nail-strengthening cream

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No7 Nourishing Nail & Cuticle Care

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No7 Stay Perfect Nail Colour

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No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Day Hand Cream

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No7 Stay Perfect Nail Top Coat

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