During cancer treatment your weakened immune system is vulnerable to infection. During this time you should be more vigilant about skin care and hygiene.
Before applying or removing cosmetics, wash your hands thoroughly in lukewarm water with antibacterial soap. Use a disposable hand cloth or a clean towel to dry your hands. When on the go, use travel-size hand sanitizers to protect against germs.
Use only clean disposable cotton balls, pads, sponges, cotton swabs or cosmetic spatulas to apply cosmetics. Be sure to dispose of them after each use. You may wish to use makeup brushes when your treatment is over. You can clean your brushes with mild soap or a specialty brush cleaner.