During cancer treatment the skin can be much more reactive. It can be red and dry from radiation treatments as well as chemotherapy. Our goal during this time is to be gentle and healing. We have some recommended products for you here:
- Emu oil. This oil has been used for burns and wound care for thousands of years. It can ease inflammation and can help to protect and soothe any type of injury. Apply this oil as often as needed. There is never too much. We have excellent feedback on this during cancer treatments!
- Shea butter. This is another excellent product that can be applied all over the body to help lessen irritation and promote healing.
- Nano Hyaluronic. Many going through cancer treatments are dealing with very dry, irritated skin. We find anything that can pull moisture to the skin and HOLD it, is imperative for stressed skin. Apply this to damp skin and then seal it in with an oil like Emu oil or Shea butter for longevity.
Most other non-irritating products are going to be just fine for you. Try to choose those for dry skin or sensitive/rosacea skin types to avoid irritation.
A few things we want you to stay away from:
- Chemical peels. When you are doing a peel, we want you in tip-top health. If you are ill in any way your body is going to focus all of it's healing energy to that ... and not the superficial burns that we are working on with acid. That can lead to less than desirable results.
- Regenerate EGF. Epidermal Growth Factors will help to regenerate the epidermis. If you have any cancerous lesions on the skin - it will help to grow those as well. It is not going to see that as bad and your other skin cells as good. Please refrain from this.
- Serum 15 and Serum 30. These are stronger acid serums that can be used on a daily basis. Since they are acids though, they could require a bit of extra help from the body to aid in stimulating the skin's turnover. If you are ill - your body will be busy healing that instead. They could also intense irritation on skin that is already sensitized. Please avoid.