Oncology Skin Care

Chronically Dry Skin

Chronically dry skin (Xerosis) is commonly observed in patients receiving chemotherapy and radiation, including epidermal growth factor receptor EGFR inhibitors. EGFR inhibitors are thought to cause growth arrest of the keratinocytes (skin cells) and initiate terminal maturation. Mucosal surfaces of the skin such as the vagina, mouth, and eyes may also be affected.

Because the chemotherapy chemical is widespread throughout the body, the damage to the skin may also be widespread. Damage to the skin cells will lead to a decrease in the skin’s ability to produce its natural moisturizing molecules, and to produce its natural barrier function that retains moisture.

NeoGenesis Products for Chronically Dry Skin due to Cancer Treatments

NeoGenesis skin care products help restore homeostasis in the skin. Simple topical application of Recovery and Barrier Renewal Cream should help mitigate skin redness and irritation.

Chronically Dry Skin Protocol; twice daily

  1. Apply NeoGenesis Recovery to the dry area

  2. For more extreme dryness, apply Skin Serum over the Recovery

  3. Finish with Intensive Moisturizer, Barrier Renewal Cream, or Body Cream

Use NeoGenesis Moisturizing Mist along with one of the moisturizers throughout the day as needed for soothing relief.

For irritated mucosal surfaces, such as mouth, vaginal, and nasal cavities, apply Recovery and Barrier Renewal Cream to the area with irritation and sores.

Remember to use a chemical free sunscreen before sun exposure and a humidifier may be a helpful addition to your home.