Helping you feel more like you

One aspect of cancer that lots of people find very challenging is living with the visible side effects. These can leave you not feeling yourself. Fortunately, our expert team of Boots Macmillan Beauty Advisors is on-hand to help.  

From things like dry or sensitive skin, brittle nails, or the loss of eyebrows and eyelashes, our advisors can give you loads of skin, nail and hair advice. So that even during difficult times, you can hopefully feel more like you.

Get advice on the high street from Boots Macmillan Beauty Advisors

You may find that some of the side effects of your cancer treatment are having an impact on how you feel about yourself. If so, Boots Macmillan Beauty Advisors are available to support you and give you free, face- to-face advice about caring for your skin, hair and nails.

Boots Macmillan Beauty Advisors are No7 Advisors, based in some Boots stores, who have been specially trained by Macmillan and Boots to provide support to people living with cancer.

Our Beauty Advisors can give you face- to- face advice about caring for your skin, nails and hair – from defining sparse eyebrows and eyelashes, to minimising dark circles around the eyes. They can also show you how to use products to disguise changes or enhance any facial features to help you look and feel good.

Visit boots.com/storelocator to find your nearest Boots Macmillan Beauty Advisor.

If a Boots Macmillan Beauty Advisor isn’t available in your area, you should still be able to get support locally and we also have information online about managing the visible side effects of cancer treatment.

A number of hospitals and support groups run workshops about coping with the changes to your skin, hair and nails during cancer treatment. You can ask your cancer nurse specialist or oncology team about the services that are available in your area, or call the Macmillan Support Line on 0808 808 00 00.

'I’m really excited about my role. It’s about boosting people’s self-esteem and helping them feel better about themselves. It’s really special to be able to help somebody have a bit of respite and escape.'

Jay Hickson, Boots Macmillan Beauty Advisor, Manchester

Look good feel good top tips

Watch this set of videos, created by Boots UK, offering practical tips about managing the visible side effects of cancer treatment. Tips include how to maintain eyebrows, define eyelashes, and care for your skin.

About our cancer information videos

Look good feel good top tips

Watch this set of videos, created by Boots UK, offering practical tips about managing the visible side effects of cancer treatment. Tips include how to maintain eyebrows, define eyelashes, and care for your skin.

About our cancer information videos


Boots Macmillan Information Pharmacists

Boots Macmillan Information Pharmacists are also available in some Boots stores and can help talk you through how to get more information and support for the concerns you may have. 

Boots Macmillan Information Pharmacists can help connect you to cancer information services and experts in your local community and signpost you to wider Macmillan services.

Visit boots.com/storelocator to find your nearest Boots Macmillan Information Pharmacist.

Meet the Boots team

Angela Chalmers talks about being a Boots Macmillan Information Pharmacist.

About our cancer information videos

Meet the Boots team

Angela Chalmers talks about being a Boots Macmillan Information Pharmacist.

About our cancer information videos


Tell us about your experience

If you have accessed advice in a Boots store, or read our online information about the visible effects of cancer, please let us know your thoughts about the help you received.

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