Nowadays, the therapeutic innovations in the fight against cancer represent a great breakthrough in the prognosis of the disease and in the quality of life of the patients. However, the side effects of these therapies still affect the skin (facial and body). It is possible to prevent or improve these side effects through cosmetic care and the application of dermocosmetic products that will help improve the overall well-being of the patient.
These types of treatments may lead to your hair falling out and your skin and nails undergoing some changes. In general, symptoms such as severe dehydration, cracks, fissures, irritation, acneiform eruptions, spots, inflammation and pain in supporting areas, etc. can occur.
Most patients treated with chemotherapy often suffer from dry skin, as these pharmaceuticals cause accelerated skin cell proliferation (the rate of skin renewal accelerates), inducing excessive fluid loss and leaving skin dry, flaky and cracked.
Radiation oncology also causes dryness and skin atrophy in the treated areas of the skin.
These alterations are mostly temporary and can be prevented or improved with some tips on cosmetic care in mind.
Cancer treatments can have very aggressive side effects on your skin; so when you are faced with an early diagnosis, it is important that you spend time taking care of your skin with good hygiene and deep hydration, which you can initiate three to four weeks before the first treatment.
To fight the increased dehydration during treatment, you will need additional hydration with the use of moisturising substances, emollients (substances such as urea, lactic acid..., which soften the skin) and products that provide components of the hydrolipid film that is lost (omega acids, epidermal lipids...), so that this selective barrier stays well hydrated, firm and healthier.
It is very common for chemotherapy to cause hyperpigmentation (spots on the skin). This hyperpigmentation cannot be avoided, but it can be alleviated, so that the spots are not as dark. To do this, you will need to use a sunscreen with full protection every time you expose yourself to solar radiation, even when it’s cloudy or the sun doesn't shine.
When you receive chemotherapy or radiation therapy, you may become more sensitive to certain topical products that have never previously caused an allergic reaction. That is why it is very important to be clear about which products you can or which you should not use.
When undergoing chemotherapy or radiation oncology, it is very important to put great effort into the hygiene of your skin. No matter your skin type, personal cleansing is essential for the effectiveness of the treatments.
Dirt that builds up throughout the day on the surface of your skin is the ideal environment for the proliferation of microorganisms that can be a danger to your skin. This dirt prevents the proper functionality of the epidermis.
Facial cleansing is therefore essential to do twice a day and no more, as it could end up being irritating.
It is of the utmost importance to spend time on the hygiene of your skin, as the correct absorption of the moisturising products that you should apply for your care depend on it.
Although we understand that you rely on the medical aspect throughout the oncological process, we think it is important that you dedicate some time to take care of and prevent the side effects that the treatments may have on your skin.
A moment that is dedicated to you, in which you can disconnect and relax. Letting you pamper yourself by offering you our aesthetic care and specific products that your skin needs in those moments.
We help you feel more comfortable in your skin.