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Better Skin
Throughout cancer

I Live
Through cancer

While you live with cancer, your body and mind can go through many changes. To navigate your journey ahead it is essential to practice self-care to enrich your mind, body and soul. Indulging in the things you love the most can be incredibly satisfying. Whether you love exercising, meditating or trying new make-up routines, now is the time to put yourself at the top of your priority list. It is crucial, also, to look after your skin as best as you can to prepare for your treatments, and to rejuvenate yourself afterwards. Your skin is part of who you are. If your skin is affected by something, so are you. Taking care of your body, through gentle exercise and finding the right skin care routine, can make a real difference to how you experience cancer.

Together,
we can make tomorrow a better day

MORE THAN 80% OF PATIENTS* SUFFERING FROM CANCER DEVELOP CUTANEOUS SIDE EFFECTS LINKED TO THE DIFFERENT TREATMENTS.

*Charles C, et al. Impact of cutaneous toxicity associated with targeted therapies on quality of life.
Results of a longitudinal exploratory study. Bulletin du Cancer. March 2013;100(3):213-22

"I first became aware of the significance of skin issues in cancer treatment when my consultant oncologist husband would call me and ask my advice. I was surprised at the impact many of his treatments had on the skin, crucially sometimes vital cancer treatments had to be delayed or stopped due to skin side effects of the treatment. By combining our expertise, we were able to minimise the impact on skin and speed up the healing process"

DR JUSTINE HEXTALL
CONSULTANT DERMATOLOGIST

For over a decade, La Roche-Posay have worked closely with dermatologists worldwide like Dr Hextall, committed to improving the lives of people with cancer who are experiencing the changes the disease can cause to skin.

Which step are you
in your cancer journey?

PREPARING MY BODY AND MIND
BEFORE TREATMENT

Before your therapy begins, take the tine to find the right skincare routine to enrich and nurture your skin. Not only will this help to protect your skin during treatment, it will also help to boost your self-esteem and make you feel like yourself, despite this new phase of your life. Your skin will become drier during your treatment so choose gentle products or those for sensitive skin. Talk to skincare professionals about finding the right moisturiser, creams or serums, and use at least SPF 30 or SPF 50 to protect your skin from the sun.

NURTURING MY BODY AND MIND
DURING TREATMENT

While undergoing cancer treatments, your skin will become more sensitive. Now is the time to pamper yourself by adopting a daily nourishing skin routine. It is important to be aware of what your skin needs and offer it the best protection and comfort by using creams, moisturising balms and skincare adapted to sensitive and fragile skin.

As the skin on your face is exposed daily to UV light, pollution, and all sorts of outside aggressions it gets dirty faster than the rest of your body, To preserve it, start by carefully cleansing it every morning and evening.

TAKING CARE OF MY BODY AND
MIND AFTER TREATMENT

Your cancer treatments are finally over, and it is important to continue to take good care of yourself in the weeks and months ahead.

Although the most difficult period of your cancer treatment is behind you, it is key to continue with the good skincare routine you have embraced during treatment. Your skin will need extra love and care during this time, as you may still have some sensitivity, dryness or irritation. There are several areas that will require extra precautions, such as sun exposure.

HELP MOISTURISE AND COMFORT
SENSITIVE SKIN

Expert
Point of view

"If we understand what may happen to our skin during treatment for cancer we can prepare and pre-empt potential side effects. It also gives the individual the opportunity to get the skin as healthy as possible prior to treatment and allows them to have potential skincare solutions during treatment."

DR JUSTINE HEXTALL
CONSULTANT DERMATOLOGIST

Our commitment
to you

Since 1975 it has been La Roche-Posay's mission to support those who suffer from sensitive or weakened skin to improve their daily comfort and quality of life.

  • Our commitment to science-backed dermatology
  • Help moisturise and comfort sensitive skin

LA ROCHE-POSAY IS THE NO. 1 DERMATOLOGIST RECOMMENDED
BRAND
IN THE UK+

+Source: A+A study of 78 consultant dermatologists Jan-March 2021.

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