During cancer treatment, it is more important than ever to take good care of your skin. This can aid healing, and also preserve feelings of well being and happiness with your appearance.
Chemotherapy and radiation can change skin in unexpected ways, from increasing dryness to developing acne to experiencing rashes or premature aging. Please see a dermatologist when you begin treatment to prepare skin and plan care for any issues that come up. Here are just a few skincare tips from experts:
~ “Use only gentle cleansers…and only where you need it.” – Dr. Cynthia Bailey
~ ““Oily/acne prone skin is best treated with cleansers that contain salicylic acid, topical antibiotics such as benzoyl peroxide or clindamycin, as well as a solution or gel with salicylic acid or a retinoid which will do the same thing.” – Dr. Fredric Brandt
~ “Chemotherapy may cause pigmentation…It’s [very] important to use a broad spectrum sunscreen containing zinc oxide.” – Dr. Debra Jaliman
~ “Radiation causes inflammation…We give our patients deep moisturizers and cortisone and anti-inflammatory products to minimize inflammation.” – Dr. Tanya Kormeili
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During cancer treatment, it is more important than ever to take good care of your skin. This can aid healing….