This past Sunday marked National Cancer Survivor’s Day. In honor of all of the inspiring cancer patients who are still undergoing treatment, health, fitness and beauty writer Margaux Diaz shares a list of the best creams for patients undergoing chemotherapy. You can find more of her tips, reviews and information on different types of cancer in Consumer Health Digest.
Starting chemotherapy treatment can be one of the most difficult times for patients with cancer and other conditions. Not only can chemotherapy be hard on your body, but it can also be harsh on your skin. Beyond many patients’ anecdotal experience, a recent study published by the San Gallicano Dermatological Institute and the ASL Roma in Rome evaluated the side-effects of chemotherapy on the skin and found that after chemotherapy, one can expect the skin to become drier, dehydrated and more delicate than ever.
So how do you keep your skin healthy? Experts recommend carefully medicating the skin with a mild skin care regime that gently treats your skin. Below are four of the most beneficial creams available on the market.
Developed by a breast cancer survivor, RECOVERY skin cream has proven to be a godsend for many chemotherapy patients. A non-greasy, penetrating emulsion, RECOVERY infuses rich moisturizers deep into the skin along with ingredients that soothe itchy, swollen and painful areas.
The founder of Lindi Skin, also a cancer survivor, created her products in consultation with dermatologists, oncologists, nurses, patients and skincare formulators to create products that can treat even the most sensitive of skin. Lindi Body Lotion is designed to soothe and hydrate skin by delivering antioxidants that nourish the skin while reinforcing its natural barrier to prevent moisture loss.
Designed to promote the healing process, Atopalm cream has been a top brand in Korea for the past ten years. This rich yet gentle cream mimics natural skin lipids and is able to replenish lost lipids while simultaneously preventing over-evaporation of the skin’s natural moisture. The cream’s secret ingredient, developed by founder, Dr. Raymond Park, is its “Multi-Lamella Emulsion” or MLE, which reproduces the cellular structure of skin, repairing and strengthening, and healing skin from deep within.
Developed in 1899, Big Balm is widely known for its effectiveness on dry skin, painful cracked heels and chapped hands. Thicker than Vaseline, Bag Balm is made with four key ingredients that contribute to its effectiveness: petrolatum, lanolin, 8-hydroxyquinoline sulfate and paraffin wax.
Giving your skin the gift of skin care products during chemotherapy can be an important part of the healing process. Not only will your skin thank you, but by taking this preventative measure, you will also be one step closer to feeling like yourself again.
Margaux Diaz is a health, beauty & fitness expert. Her inspiring content helps people to face changes in life and self-motivate to be the best versions of themselves. You can connect with Margaux via Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
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