Cancer often means fear. Those affected by cancer are given lots of advice, be it from well meaning friends or health professionals, the advice received by cancer patients is often ‘what not to do’. We strive to make our news a more positive experience, focussing on the can do rather than the don’t do.

Therapists are equally scared of cancer, having been taught not to touch anyone who has been diagnosed. The refusal to touch cancer patients can be a hard habit to break. Our accredited qualifications allow therapists and spas to welcome those affected by cancer, here we share the latest research findings as well as some wonderful tales of the difference that specialist products and services can make

 

 

Aug 6, 2019

Nail Damage

The Ice Age is Over By Jennifer Young Chemotherapy attacks cells within your body as well as your tumour cells. As a result, side-effects like nail loss and hair loss result. There are things that you can do to prevent the loss but not many people are talking about them. We love talking and, true, […]

Aug 6, 2019

Hair Loss

Will I lose my hair? Hair loss is the thing that worries most women when they are diagnosed. There are some alternatives to hair loss, but not all hospitals and cancer units are telling you about them – so we are. Will I Lose My Hair? The thing that worries most women when they are […]

Aug 6, 2019

Product Contamination

Bugs, slugs and puppy dog’s tails are the last things that you want to find lurking in your beautiful, luxurious and indulgent skincare products. Good hygiene in the use of make-up and skincare is important for all. For cancer patients and those going through treatment, or for any other group that has compromised immunity, it […]

Aug 6, 2019

Ingredients to Avoid

Some of the chemicals used in make-up are linked with long term devastating illnesses like cancer. There is a strong link between some of the ingredients and breast cancer. Also short term health effects, like eczema, dermatitis, skin reddening and soreness can be caused by some of the ingredients in our make-up. How wary should […]

Aug 6, 2019

Radiation Damaged Skin

Radiotherapy, also known as radiation treatment, is the controlled use of high energy X-rays to treat many different types of cancer. About 4 out of 10 people with cancer have radiotherapy. The length of each course of radiotherapy will depend on the size and type of cancer and where it is in the body. Radiation […]

Aug 6, 2019

Wig Fitting

We have many years experience fitting wigs at our positive appearance centres in Dublin; Here are my top tips! People often just plonk their wig on their head like a hat. I encourage you to play with it to make it your own just like you would with your own hair. Here are a few […]

Aug 6, 2019

Eyelashes

If you have lost your eyelashes as a side-effect of chemotherapy, try using some of our wonderful mineral eyeliners to re-create a hint of eyelash on your top lid. Our product information shows you how. If you want 3D – read on…. Eyes It’s all about the eyes! Learn how to replace eyebrows, create eyelashes, get fabulous make-up tips for a […]

Aug 6, 2019

All about Brows

All about Brows By Fiona Brunt   I have found that a common concern expressed by patients when they come and visit us in the Fresh Hair Wig & Beauty Salon is that they will lose their eyebrows during treatment. This doesn’t happen to everyone, some don’t lose any hair from their eyebrows, some may […]

Aug 6, 2019

8 Good Skincare Practices For Cancer Patients

8 Good Skincare Practices For Cancer Patients If you’ve discovered you have cancer, we know that now is the time you’ll want to be doing everything you can for your health, without interfering with any treatment. We have carefully reviewed advice given to cancer patients by advisory bodies and doctors to provide 8 good skincare […]

Aug 6, 2019

Your Skincare Routine

How to help your skin as you go through treatment for cancer. Skincare for Cancer Patients   There is a lot of talk about skincare routines, and we read endless beauty advice in glossy magazines ands women’s magazines. Your skin has changed as a result of your treatment for cancer.  It can be difficult to […]

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