Breast Cancer

Cancer & Confidence: Let Us Help You Feel Beautiful!

+ Pamela Friedman

Let’s not beat around the bush: cancer treatments are tough. If you’re going through chemotherapy and/or radiation, you know how it goes.

Side effects may include nausea and vomiting, fatigue, and skin redness, fragility, and inflammation. You may go through hair thinning or hair loss, and your fingernails may get weak and break more often.

Some patients lose their eyebrows and eyelashes too, and may suffer with skin that looks dull and flaky. Nerves in the hands and feet may tingle, hurt, or become numb, and you may have to deal with mouth sores.

None of these side effects are fun, but it’s not just the discomfort that patients have to endure—it’s the fact that all these side effects can have on personal identity.

Readers have told us that they feel unattractive, and worse, just not like themselves. They look in the mirror and don’t recognize the person who’s looking back. Some worry about how their appearance many affect their loved ones or work colleagues, or even their children.

It’s one thing to go through cancer. It’s another to feel like you “look ill.”

We’re excited to share a new program that addresses this very real and very serious side effect. It’s called “Simply Beautiful,” and it focuses strictly on helping you to feel more beautiful as you’re going through cancer treatments. Even better—our CV Skinlabs products are a part of it!

Waterford Place Cancer Resource Center Launches “Simply Beautiful”

Waterford Place Cancer Resource Center is a non-profit organization that provides programs and services for anyone impacted by cancer to help ease the burden of the cancer experience. They are launching a new skin care program called SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL to help cancer patients learn more about safe and effective skin care, makeup and hair loss.

At CV Skinlabs, we support Waterford Place’s new program to help spread the word about how medical treatments like chemotherapy and radiation can affect skin, and how patients can take steps to help skin better tolerate these treatments.

During SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL presentations, estheticians will be using CV Skinlabs as examples of safe and effective products, and to help participants to experience more comfortable, rejuvenated skin.

Why this program? Waterford Place saw many patients experiencing unnecessary pain and complications because they were trying to address treatment-related side effects with products and ingredients that ended up doing more harm than good.

One thing we at CV Skinlabs know is that many standard skin care products contain harsh and potentially toxic ingredients that make fragile, sensitive skin worse rather than better. It’s why we formulated our CV Skinlabs products so carefully, to be sure they would be safe and soothing and effective for medically treated skin. Dry, itchy, and sensitive skin are some of the changes a patient may experience when going through cancer treatment.

Waterford Place participants are encouraged to utilize specialized one-on-one salon services using skincare that specifically address oncology-related-needs. CV Skinlabs products deliver calming, soothing and hydrating skincare free of harsh chemicals, allergens and other known sensitizers.

SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL will teach cancer patients about safe skin care, as well as how to apply makeup, wigs and hair coverings using a minimalistic approach. Oncology skin care programs include skin care consultations and oncology facials with esthetician, Geralyn O’Brien, as well as cosmetology services by medical hair loss specialist, Jenny Burns.

If You’re in Illinois, Check Out This New Program to Help You Feel Beautiful

This program may eventually expand to other locations, but to begin with, it’s launching in Illniois, where Waterford Place Cancer Resource Center is located. If you’re in the area, register now!

Launch details:

  • DATES: April 27th, May 25th, and June 22nd
  • TIME: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • WHO: Led by licensed and oncology-focused esthetician Geralyn O’Brien and cosmetologist and medical hair loss specialist Jenny Burns
  • WHAT: Cancer patients in active treatment will learn how to implement a beauty regime with safe products while enhancing your natural beauty.
  • WHERE: Waterford Place Cancer Resource Center, 1310 Waterford Drive, Aurora, IL 60504.
  • FOR MORE INFO OR TO REGISTER: Call 331-301-5280 or see more details on the Waterford Place Cancer Resource Center website.

Will you be going to the launch of this new program?

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