Healthy – post Cancer recovery – Habits we all need!

       Every strong woman encounters challenges in her life, and it is our duty to stand by her side and support her to overcome them. Bless decides to go the extra mile to help women overcome their challenges by visiting Baheya Foundation to raise awareness about early detection of Breast Cancer and to gain a deeper understanding of the treatment process so that we understand HOW to support the fighters throughout their journey. This article is all about skin, hair and nail care after cancer treatment and how to get back stronger than before.

        During and after cancer treatment, it’s common among fighters to notice changes in skin, hair and nails.. Pure and natural oils in general are essential for their diverse functions of both moisturizing and strengthening as they contain various properties that promote hair growth and regulate sebum secretion. Pamper yourself and your hair with Castor oil, Argan oil and Sweet Almond oil. For the best results, it’s recommended to apply these oils twice per week and massage the scalp for 5 minutes daily to stimulate blood flow. To achieve long-term results, your shampoo choice should not be ignored, a neutral PH balanced shampoo is recommended for gentle hair care. You can also choose an organic shampoo with gentle exfoliating and cleansing properties. Hair masks help strengthening hair cuticles and help with hair growth journey so don’t hesitate adding a hair mask to your routine for the optimum moisturizing effect. As for your skin, keeping a skin routine is not only gonna boost your mood – therefore boost your immune system – but also gonna give your skin a helping hand. Your skin routine in the day should include:

  • A PH balanced cleanser (essential step)
  • Tonic or toner (essential step)
  • Serum
  • Eye cream (essential step)
  • Moisturizer
  • Face oil
  • Sunscreen (essential step)

As for the night:

  • A PH balanced cleanser (essential step)
  • Tonic or toner (essential step)
  • Serum
  • Eye cream (essential step)
  • Moisturizer (essential step)
  • Face oil

But don’t feel stressed skipping a few steps! It depends on your skin needs and nature afterall.

          Last but definitely not least, Nutrition and Sports are the most important factors in retrieving your hair, skin and nails’ health. Your body needs to move more often to keep the blood circulation hyped along with including the right nutrients in your diet like Zinc, Magnesium, Omega 3, Iron, Biotin and Calcium for your hair, nails and skin to rock again double quick. Where to find them? Easy!

  • Zinc: nuts, shellfish (like crabs and shrimps), dark chocolate, eggs, and sesame seeds.
  • Magnesium: Peanut butter, bananas, milk, apple and oatmeal.
  • Omega 3: salmon, broccoli and nuts
  • Biotin: vegetables, liver, sweet potato and mushroom
  • Calcium: dairy products, soy and anything baked with flour.
  • Iron: Liver, beet, nuts, red meat, red beans, dried fruits.

          Your hair and skin routine and nutrition is crucial for a speedy recovery after a tiring cancer battle. Include those nutrients in your daily meals and snacks along with keeping up with sports, and a relaxing oil massage routine for your hair to stimulate the blood flow in your scalp and a speedy recovery is guaranteed! To all the fighters battling Cancer – whether or not breast cancer – Bless is always here for you to help you shine and spread that inner glow of yours.

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