When it comes to salon services, we know how good they can make us feel. A little pampering can go a long way, but at Nu You Skin Care and Wellness Center, it goes far beyond skin deep.
Owner Gerry Christopher is a licensed esthetician and certified oncology esthetician who has been offering oncological facials to those undergoing chemotherapy and radiation for several years.
“I began offering this service since cancer runs in my family,” she says. “It’s so important to me to help relieve the stress of what the body goes through during cancer treatment, and soothing the skin is a big part of that.” Christopher explains that not only is the skin the largest organ of the body, it is the largest organ that helps rid the body of toxins. “When you’re putting chemo through the body, it has to come out somewhere – and that’s the skin,” she says. “The skin on the face is especially sensitive because it’s exposed, has lots of blood vessels, and is thinner than on other parts of the body.”