Chemotherapy can cause the condition of your skin to change and while undergoing treatment you may have skin that appears sallow, sluggish, and devitalized. There are also several anticancer drugs that may cause a skin rash, acne, and hand-foot syndrome, also known as palmar-plantar erythrodysesthesia (PPE), causing cracking and pealing of the skin, resulting in physical discomfort as well as emotional distress.
It is important to understand that most chemotherapy drugs will affect cells that regenerate quickly (such as hair, skin, and nails). Early intervention with proper skincare products and techniques will prevent long-term damage.
Strengthening the lymphatic system and circulation helps to increase oxygen in the cells which creates a noticeable improvement in the wellness of your skin. Maintaining skin hydration is sometimes challenging while going through cancer treatment.
Make-up can produce miracles with the right colors and proper application. It can be used to accentuate your best features, as a camouflage for dark circles under your eyes or to fill in brows when hair loss occurs. Treat yourself to a complementary makeup consultation at the Image Recovery Centers®. Our consultants will give you personalized attention and training to assist you in all of your special needs. Makeup will change the way you feel about yourself and the way people treat you. Camouflage makeup is also available for bruises, scars, blotches, and any changes in tone, which may occur.
A well-hydrated cell is a healthy cell, and a healthy cell lives longer. You can help manage your skin changes by following these guidelines: use a mild cleanser; use lotions and creams that do not contain harsh chemicals; use products with SPF 15 or greater if you plan to be outdoors; use extra caution when cleaning around your eye area to avoid infection; take short showers or baths and use warm water to prevent dehydration. The Image Recovery Centers® offer a complimentary consultation, which includes a skin assessment, a makeup lesson, and recommendations to keep you glowing during and after your treatment.