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Crimes Against Skincare and Makeup

Crimes Against Skincare and Makeup

If you’re interested in beauty and skincare, you’ve probably spent a long time shopping around for the best products out there. While there’s nothing wrong with doing so, and a good skincare routine is important for one’s health, it’s important to think about the little things that may be hurting your skin. Here are some of the worst things to skip in your daily routine.

  1. Washing your pillowcase. If you don’t wash your pillowcase regularly, you’re spending each night cuddled up next to a plethora of germs and bacteria. This can lead to dull, lifeless skin. Regularly washing and changing your pillowcases – and your other sheets – can make a huge difference.
  • Wiping down your phone after a long day. Your phone touches so much more than just your hands! Every table you set your phone on is teeming with microorganisms just looking for a place to breed. Wipe your phone down daily so your face doesn’t start breaking out each time you make a call.
  • Removing your makeup. Even a light concealer needs to be taken off each night. If not, your skin won’t be able to breathe and your pores might become clogged, resulting in acne and other irritation. A makeup-removing wipe should be easy enough even for the laziest person. If you’re extremely starved for time, DC Micro recommends considering permanent makeup as a healthy alternative to a daily routine.
  • Getting enough sleep. In addition to everything else that can go wrong when you’re tired, your skin also suffers when you stay up too late! You need sleep so that your body can go to work repairing any potential damage. Get plenty of rest each night so your skin doesn’t look dull and tired in the morning.

Of course, nobody is perfect and no set of habits will ever work 100% of the time. But if you can, make sure you don’t skip these crucial parts of your daily routine!

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Hair Loss and Chemotherapy

Hair Loss and Chemotherapy

Battling cancer is an extremely stressful time, and the hair loss that often comes with chemotherapy makes that time even more stressful. Many fear losing their hair the most when it comes to chemotherapy. Continue reading to learn more about how chemotherapy can influence hair loss.


Chemotherapy  is the use of drugs to treat many different types of cancers. While radiation destroys cancer cells in a certain part of the body, chemo can work throughout the body. Chemotherapy can either completely kill cancer cells or prolong life expectancy.

The dosage of the drugs and the length of treatment depends on the type and severity of the cancer. It is common for those who need more than one chemotherapy session to give a time period to rest to allow their body to rest and adjust to the treatment.

Hair Loss, A Side Effect of Chemotherapy 

There are many side effects associated with chemotherapy treatment. For many patients, the most concerning is hair loss.

Patients lose their hair during chemotherapy because the drugs target all dividing cells — including healthy hair cells. This causes the hair on the scalp and other parts of the body to become brittle and fall out. Hair usually grows back after treatment.

Tips for Dealing with Hair Loss and Chemotherapy

If you are experiencing a loss of self esteem as a result of losing hair during chemotherapy treatment, you have options:

  • Cold Cap. If you don’t need the medication to reach your scalp, you can wear a cold cap to reduce or prevent hair loss.
  • Scalp Micropigmentation. Scalp micropigmentation services — Team Micro, for example — can tattoo your scalp to make it look like you recently shaved your head!
  • Wigs. Many cancer patients turn to wigs to give them added confidence during their treatment.

Every option has its different perks and disadvantages. But needless to say, you have options!

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