Soveel vroue wat chemoterapie kry vir borskanker of ander kanker, gaan nie net deur die ellende van die behandeling self nie, maar ook deur die lyding en newe-effekte wat daarmee saamgaan. Haarverlies, droë, sensitiewe vel, naels wat verkleur en oplig, horingdroë lippe, hande wat ongemaklik droog is – te veel om op te noem. Nie net kry jou voorkoms ‘n knou nie, maar ook jou selfbeeld en selfvertroue. ‘n Briljante Suid-Afrikaanse spesialis het ‘n vel- en lyf-reeks geformuleer spesiaal vir hierdie vroue. Lees hier hoe ‘n oud-tydskrifkollega dit op die proef gestel het. #hernuvin
Hernuvin review by Toni Younghusband
I was diagnosed with breast cancer for the second time in February 2021 and began chemotherapy treatment on 9 April – 4 sessions with 3 weeks’ break in between.
Aside from nausea and absolute exhaustion, side effects included:
• skin rashes on my cheeks
• hair loss beginning within 10 days of treatment
• chronically dry skin
• dry lips
• mouth sores
After the 4 sessions were complete, I had surgery to remove the lump and then the second round of chemo starting two weeks later comprised 12 sessions over 12 weeks (1 x weekly).
• my hair had just started to show signs of recovery but after the first session of this chemo it fell out again
• chronically dry skin on face and body
• dry lips
• thickened skin on knuckles of hands which eventually formed scabs and came off
• nails turned black and partially lifted
After 12 weeks of chemo, I had 25 sessions of radiation therapy over 25 days.
MY EXPERIENCE USING HERNUVIN
I came to Hernuvin late in the day and wish I had had it earlier to help with the chronically dry skin and to keep my scalp healthy. I started Hernuvin two days after my final radiation treatment.
By then the rash on my face and the thickened skin on my hands had disappeared but I was very eager to try the Hair Growth Serum which I applied as per instruction 2 x a day. I liked the fact that it left no sticky or oily residue and disappeared into my scalp within minutes.
Within a few days, my hair (which had started to grow back in fluffy tufts) was noticeably thicker all over my head.
I loved the gentleness of the Hernuvin Moisturiser. I usually use a heavy night cream for mature skin (L’Oreal) and was a bit concerned the Hernuvin wouldn’t be enough but in fact, my skin reacted beautifully and my complexion showed no signs of dryness. The tone evened out. A month after radiation I also used the Hernuvin Retinol and Eye Cream and noticed a dramatic improvement: my skin looked smoother, plumper and less pigmented.
I used the Hernuvin Wash in the shower which is gentle (important post-radiation as my skin was burned). I also liked that I could use it as an alternative to my shampoo.
I have also used the Hernuvin Sunblock (very effective while hiking in the Drakensberg).
Would I recommend Hernuvin to other cancer patients? Yes. I loved its gentleness, there’s no medicinal smell and there were noticeable differences in my hair growth and the suppleness and tone of the skin on my face. I just wished I had started it sooner when my skin was at its worst.
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