Here are some of the more common types of treatment people may receive for cancer, some possible side effects and some products that can help to overcome them.
Remember, always consult your medical team and review any information provided by specialists about looking after your skin before using new products.
Chemotherapy can cause patches of red, sore or peeling skin (particularly on the palms of the hands and soles of the feet), and you might find your skin is more sensitive to the sun. It can also cause sore cuticles which can lead them to be quite red.
Top tip: Avoid facial soap, body soap and overly fragrant body wash that can imbalance your skin and cause your skin to dry out. Replace them with shower oils or emollient washes that will nourish your skin. Also try not to have your shower on too high a temperature as this can dry out your skin. Keep your showers shorter and avoid having long, hot baths. This will prevent your skin from drying out and make sure your treated areas don’t become irritated.
Shop products that can help with some of the visible side effects of cancer treatment here.
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