Developing sensitive skin during cancer treatment is quite common leaving it dry or flaky and more sensitive to exposure to sun, wind and other elements. Skin conditions like rashes, itching and dryness are common side effects of cancer treatments. These may be painful or affect your appearance; however there are simple, practical things you can do to keep problems under control.
Keeping your skin care products to the bare minimum is necessary during treatment as the body is already over-burdened with
medications. The focus needs to be on keeping the skin’s barrier as intact as possible to hydrate and protect the skin. The skin is the body’s first line of defence against sunlight, chemicals and infectious germs.
The majority of skincare products are not suitable if they are fragranced and
contain irritating ingredients.
Elave skincare offers head to toe skincare to help ensure gentle, irritation free use and effortless results. Daily use reduces flare up and deeply hydrates sensitive and dry skin. During cancer treatment you are likely to be more vulnerable to infection due to suppression of your immune system. Because of this hygiene is a top priority, when it comes to your skincare/beauty routine.