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Hair Loss From Treatment And How To Deal With It

How To Care For Your Skin If You Lose All Your Hair

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Once your hair is gone, your scalp and othe rparts of your body are vulnerable.


  • Protect your scalp. 
    • When you go outdoors, protect your scalp by using sunscreen or a facial moisturizer with a sun-protection factor of at least 30, especially on sunny days. 
    • Apply a moisturizer often. Apply moisturizers after bathing while your skin is damp. Reapply throughout the day if necessary.The moisturizer doesn't have to be expensive. Studies show that price is not necessarily the determining factor. According to Consumer Reports, a moisturizer should contain: 
      • Glycerin  
      • Fatty acids  
      • Ceramide OR  
      • Cholesterol 
  • Stay warm. Your hair helps keep you warm, so you may feel colder without it. You can stay warmer by wearing a hat, turban, scarf or wig.
  • Try not to be in places where the temperature is very cold or very hot. This means steaying away from the direct sun, sun lamps and very cold air.

Eyebrow and Eyelashes

Your eyebrows and eyelashes help protect your eyes from dirt in the air.

Wear protective eye coverings. For instance, eyeglasses or goggles.

Nostril Hairs

Nostril hairs help to keep dust and microorganisms from your lungs. A dab of petroleum jelly such as Vaseline can help prevent infection and dripping.

Eyebrows and Eyelashes

Makeup can conceal the loss of eyebrows. Contact the American Cancer Society offsite link (Tel.: 800.395.LOOK) and ask about the "Look Good, Feel Better" program. The program is for women, but men can get tips as well.

Fake eyelashes are available in pharmacies.

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