Ask anyone who’s been through radiation treatments, and they’ll tell you—one of the most difficult things to deal with are the burns. Radiation kills cancer cells, but on its way into the body to attack the tumor, it can also damage skin cells. Depending on the intensity or strength of the beam and how many sessions you have, the burns may range from minor redness and swelling, like a sunburn, to more severe blistering, peeling, and flaking.
When treating these types of burns, the standard, over-the-counter petroleum-based product just won’t cut it. Petroleum covers the skin, but does nothing to nourish or heal it, and can actually contribute to more dryness over the long-term. Chemical preservatives and fragrances can also contribute to the irritation and pain.
Instead, what you need when treating radiation burns is a) something to cool it down, b) something to heal it, and c) something to deeply moisturize.
In this blog post Britta Aragon, cancer survivor, shares tips for reducing the effects of radiation on the skin. Britta shares her skin care knowledge as a make up artist and aesthetician. “My goal is to encourage people to be extra kind to their bodies, minds and souls during what can be a very difficult time… Self-care is where the healing starts.”
Using her expertise Britta has developed the CV Skinlabs product line especially for sensitive skin. With careful attention paid to be sure that all ingredients are natural and soothing, CV Skinlabs products deliver beauty and safety without compromise.
This blog post also contains tips for dry skin, sensitive skin, and other types of uncomfortable skin conditions. Britta has developed the products using science to safely and effectively repair and restore the health of your skin.