How to care for your skin after treatment

How to care for your skin after treatment

How to care for your skin after treatment

How to care for your skin, after you have had Radiotherapy.

As a Therapy Radiographer. My patients can suffer with their skin after Radiotherapy.

As Radiotherapy treatment is accumulative, the skin will take a couple of weeks to repair itself after your last treatment.

My tips:

  • Apply the moisturiser morning and evening, and ensure the moisturiser is soaked in.
  • You can apply the moisturiser long term, to ensure the skin is nice and supple, and less dry and irritated. (Chemotherapy can also dry your skin out)
  • If the skin is broken, be careful not to use certain creams. It should say on the bottle on whether to use the moisturiser on broken skin.
  • Your skin – long term will be sensitive to the sun, and therefore you should use at least 30SPF on your skin, to ensure it is protected.
  • You may need to cover the area with clothing to protect it from the sun, during your treatment, and this may be after to.
  • You know your skin best, and will know when it’s heal to its natural self.
  • Pat the area dry, rather than rub with a towel, to minimise irritation.
  • If the skin is still sensitive, and needs shaving, use an electric shaver rather than a razor.
  • Be careful with tight clothing, looser, cotton or linen fabrics may be more comfortable.

Follow us on for more tips Jasmin Jones Collection

www.jasminjones.co.uk

Back to blog