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Skin Care for Cancer

Cancer treatments can affect the skin in different ways, causing dryness, sensitivity, rashes, and other skin-related issues. These effects can be uncomfortable and affect your self-esteem. It's important to prioritize skincare to alleviate discomfort and support your skin's health during treatment.

Note: This information is for reference only and should not replace professional advice. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions regarding a medical condition

Cancer Treatment: Essential Skincare Tips

Cancer treatment journeys can be physically and emotionally demanding, and taking care of your skin is an important aspect of overall well-being during this time. Cancer treatments, such as chemotherapy and radiation therapy, can impact the skin, leading to various skin-related side effects.

Moisturizing the skin becomes crucial for cancer patients to alleviate discomfort, support the healing process, and maintain the overall health of the skin. Here are some reasons moisturization can be important for someone undergoing cancer treatment:

Keep Your Skin Hydrated: Cancer treatment can cause dry skin as it disrupts the skin's ability to retain moisture. Dry skin can feel tight, itchy, and uncomfortable. By regularly moisturizing the skin, patients can replenish lost moisture, soothe dryness, and alleviate discomfort. Look for products specifically formulated for sensitive skin and free of fragrances or harsh chemicals.

It is also important to note, skin hydration is not only dependent on creams and moisturizers. Make sure to drink plenty of water to stay hydrated from within and promote skin moisture retention.

Support Skin Healing: treatments involving cancer can often hinder the skin's natural healing process. By applying a gentle and moisturizing cream, such as Lanicare's lanolin-based moisturizer, patients can provide a nurturing environment for the skin to heal. Moisturizers help create a protective barrier on the skin's surface, sealing in moisture and promoting the skin's recovery.

Improves Skin Comfort: Moisturized skin is more comfortable and less prone to tightness and itching. By keeping the skin well-hydrated and moisturized, patients can enhance their overall comfort and quality of life during radiation therapy.

Enhances Skin Protection: The skin's natural barrier is often compromised during cancer treatments. Moisturizers help reinforce this barrier by providing a layer of protection. They can act as a shield against external irritants, reduce friction, and minimize the risk of infection in the treated area.

Lanicare™ and Radiation Therapy

Lanicare™ moisturizers and emollients are specifically designed to meet the needs of serious dry skin and irritation. The Lanicare™ family of products offers a unique combination of extreme moisturization, hypoallergenicity, and a range of textures.

Lanicare™ contains medical grade (USP) lanolin. This lanolin closely mimics the skin's natural barrier lipids, helping seal in moisture, soften the skin's protein structures, and improve water concentrations. To understand a bit more about lanolin, visit our What is Lanolin? page.

For cancer patients, we at Lanicare™ suggest our Intensive Blend. Our Intensive Blend has a slightly thick consistency and melts on the skin, providing quick and effective relief in most cases.

It is recommended to for application directly after showering or as needed.

If you prefer something a different consistency, we provide a variety of products that range in consistency and texture to ensure a more pleasurable experience. Please click here to see our full catalog.