Chemotherapy usually leaves devastating effects on your skin. It turns the skin inexplicably itchy, dry and dull. These aftermaths are uncontrollable, yet you can take care of your skin to prevent further damage and keep it hydrated and soft. How?
Well, there are many ways to take care of your sensitive skin during chemotherapy. Here are some important measures to help tackle with the skin impairments:
Avoid using hot water
This may sound relaxing and stress relieving. But hot water can create havoc to your skin quality thus making you suffer from damage of cells and skin layers. Your skin is very sensitive and delicate, and exposure to excessively warm water can strip away the natural oil from there and thus rob it of the moisture and hydration. Instead of damaging your skin with such high temperature of water take warm water and add some essential oil into it. This will relax your body and also keeps your skin moist retaining its natural glow.
Slather after taking Bath
The skin remains soft and ready to absorb moisture right after bath. So right after taking bath, apply moisture on the skin and let it revive faster. Go with lotions that are mint based or lavender based. This will help you to regain the moisture and keep flaky skin away.
Apply lotion after Hand Wash
Chemotherapy is seen with sever dryness and itchy skin. In fact, the skin becomes more susceptible to infection so wash your hands to keep germs at bay. But continuous hand washing makes the skin dry and dull. To avoid this dryness, apply lotion on the hands and keep them moist and hydrated.
Before bed Tip
Also apply moisturiser and creams before going to bed. You can wear socks and gloves and let your skin absorb the moisture while you sleep. This is one of the best remedy to get rid of chapped and dry skin during chemotherapy.
Safe and Gentle
While buying any skin care products always go with those products that will keep the skin moist and doesn’t interfere with the cell properties. Since the skin becomes very sensitive with the chemo and cancer, it gets irritated with the slightest contact to those sulfates and other synthesized elements. So buy gentle and skin friendly products to revive the natural glow.
You can get an ammonium lactate cream after seeking the advice of the doctor. This is very effective in treating itchy skin. Reducing the skin irritations, it will limit dryness and soothe your skin.
Apart from all this use a sunscreen lotion on cream while going out in the sun. Apply it at least fifteen minutes before going out in the sun. You can also take a scarf to protect your skin, since at this stage the skin turn vulnerable and extra sensitive. Try all this tips for a healthy and radiant skin. When you have fought like a warrior in your battle against cancer, why can’t you fight those skin woes?