Sensitive and Dry Skin: Dehydration as a result of the treatments causing itchy, dry, irritated, and inflamed skin.
Skin reactions is a result of the therapy and will vary from person to person. A rash is quite common during cancer treatment and as odd as this sounds is often a sign that therapy is working. The best way to handle skin problems is upon the onset. Dry and itchy skin is a frequent complaint . Retaining Moisture is very important and here are a few recommendations:
-Connect with a great dermatologist who specializes in Oncology Skincare.
-Fragrance free products-no soaps. You do not want to further strip the natural oils of the skin.
-Do not take hot showers. Apply your favorite oil followed by a moisturizer to follow to seal in the moisture. Avoid Excessive Heat nor steaming.
-MUST use sunscreen – You are sun sensitive and wear your hat and sunglasses
-Do not use scrubs-
-Visit an oncology esthetician: Products used are gentle and designed for your skin type at this time.
-Your skincare products should be simple, clean (no chemicals that dry your skin), fragrance free, retaining moisture is vital from the start.
-Include your lips in your skincare. The key word here is: Hydration-hydration and more hydration.
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