Taking Care of Your Skin During Cancer Treatment - Obvs Skincare

Taking Care of Your Skin During Cancer Treatment

Cancer treatment, such as chemotherapy and radiotherapy, can take a toll on your body, including your skin. The treatments can cause dryness, sensitivity, and other issues, making it important to take extra care of your skin during this time. Here are some tips for looking after your skin when undergoing cancer treatment:


Stay hydrated: It’s important to drink plenty of water to keep your skin hydrated. This can help prevent dryness and flakiness that may occur during treatment.


Use gentle skincare products: During cancer treatment, your skin may become more sensitive. To avoid irritation, use gentle skincare products that are free of harsh chemicals and fragrances. Look for products that are specifically designed for sensitive skin.


Moisturise regularly: Moisturising your skin is crucial during cancer treatment. Apply a moisturiser that is specifically formulated for your skin type to help combat dryness and prevent itchiness.


Protect your skin from the sun: Exposure to the sun can worsen skin sensitivity during cancer treatment. Wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher and reapply it every two hours.


Avoid hot water: Hot water can strip your skin of its natural oils, causing dryness and irritation. Take lukewarm showers or baths and avoid using hot tubs or saunas.


Be gentle when washing your skin: Use a mild, fragrance-free cleanser when washing your skin. Avoid using exfoliating scrubs or loofahs, as they can be too harsh on sensitive skin.


Consider using a humidifier: If the air in your home is dry, using a humidifier can help add moisture to the air and prevent dryness.


In conclusion, taking care of your skin during cancer treatment is important to help manage the side effects of chemotherapy and radiotherapy. By following these tips and being mindful of your skin’s needs, you can help keep your skin healthy and comfortable during this challenging time.

We recommend using the Intensive Skin Recovery Cream to help with any soreness that might occur during treatment, followed by the Organic Naked Moisturiser to keep skin in optimal condition.

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