Whilst having Chemotherapy or Radiotherapy skin may become dry, irritated or brake during or after treatment.
The amount of reaction depends on the treatment, and this may not happen at all.
Health professionals may advise on using a daily moisturiser to ensure skin is hydrated during treatment.
In certain skin care products or moisturisers, there are ingredients that can aggravate the skin whilst having treatment.
Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (SLS) is one of them and we advise on products that are SLS free. SLS is a synthetic detergent and surfactant. The surfactant makes bubbles.
It is generally used in a wide range of personal products such as skin care, soaps, and shampoos.
Sodium Laurel Sulphate or sometimes called Sodium dodecyl sulphate, Lauryl sodium sulphate, Sodium n-dodecyl sulphate, and Lauryl sulphate sodium.
You can ask the Radiographers or Nurses to check the products you are using if you are unsure.
Check the label to ensure it is SLS free,
Gently apply a moisturiser to skin, once to twice a day