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Holiday skin care after treatment

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Amber_D
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Re: Holiday skin care after treatment

I use factor 50 Nivea spray on my arm and over the area where I had radiotherapy x

riversidedawn
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Re: Holiday skin care after treatment

Hi Anita, I used piz buin allergy sesitive f50 all over the area, I also wore a very lightweight scarf which I drapped over boob, shoulder and neck. I went to menorca only 3 weeks post rads and was fine.

Used loads of e45 cream and 99.9% aloe vera gel to cool. Have fun
Penny1968
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Re: Holiday skin care after treatment

First post eek!

Diagnosed Dec 14, chemo (FEC-T) Mastectomy, Aux clearance and 15 sessions of radio.

Finished radio late July and went to Crete on 6 August.

I used UltraSun Factor 50. It's an all day cream, bit pricey at £20, but 1 bottle lasted for the 12 days. Just used it on my arms, neck and chest area.
Did not burn at all, in fact, will now use it on all future hols!
Corfuchick
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Re: Holiday skin care after treatment

thank you for your guidance, very helpful xxx

Jobey68
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Re: Holiday skin care after treatment

Hi Anita, I went to Menorca in July 3 weeks after my rads finished and used a 50 factor for kids, it's was great and didn't have any issues at all, I smothered my boob and surrounding area before putting on bikini and topped it up throughout the day, it was 40 degrees and I didn't burn one bit! Have a lovely time in Turkey ☀️☀️
Magical_Moon
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Re: Holiday skin care after treatment

I would definitely recommend a water resistant sun lotion because it keeps you protected when swimming and also when you are perspiring in the heat.  There are a number of good ones and it usually comes down to personal preference on the smell and feel of each lotion.

One of my favourites is Banana Boat Ultra Defense which is very water resistant, AvoTriplex High UVA and UVB.  It contains Aloe Vera and Vitamins A and E.  Plus, it is recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation.

Have a lovely holiday.

M x

Corfuchick
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Holiday skin care after treatment

Advice needed please - I am going to Turken mid September and wanted to ask if anyone could recommend a good factor 50 sun cream and if it should be waterproof or not ? I had radiotherapy for 4 weeks and by the time of my holiday I will be 7 weeks post zapping and doing well.

 

Thanks in advance, Anita