Skin Care through chemotherapy – The skin is the largest organ in the body. With a cancer diagnosis, it is important to treat your skin right. Chemo, radiation, and surgery can leave your skin in a bad place. Many cancer patients encounter dryness, itchiness, soreness, and sensitivity to the sun. Not to mention changes in the skin, such as scarring or burns from treatment or surgeries.
Skin health is more than a cosmetic issue. Barrier health is the first line of defense in immune health, and science is proving that your skin plays large role in your overall health. The skin can harbour bacteria, and in turn cause infection (small and large). Proper protection and treatment is important.
Cancer treatments can be hard on the skin. Products to help maintain healthy skin, or to heal the skin, are vital in the fight against cancer. Skin is resilient when properly cared for, and many cancer patients recommend products with aloe, as aloe contains over 75 different nutrients and can naturally fight against inflammation, burns, cuts and wounds.
Gels, creams, oils, supplements, lip balms, spritzers, and more can help protect and improve skin health and function. In addition, compression products, cooling sleeves/gloves/booties, or various clothing, such as socks or headwear, can also help protect your skin at this vulnerable time.
Your skin can become dry and delicate, and many creams and lotions may not cut it. Skin care products containing performs or metals could enhance the dryness, and various fabrics can make your skin feel itchier. Many recommend bamboo clothing and bed linens while undergoing treatments.
The key to skincare is maintaining a proper pH level. Cancer thrives in acidic environments, while healthy cells are slightly alkaline. Every product you use is vital to your skin’s recovery.
From barrier health to nurturing, Cancer Horizons has discovered products designed to protect your skin.