NeoGenesis Products for Chronically Dry Skin
Chronically dry skin (Xerosis) is common in patients receiving many types of chemotherapy and radiation treatments, 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.
Skin may become chronically dry for a number of reasons and it is important to restore homeostasis, or balance, in the skin, as well as, restore the barrier function.
Chronically dry skin creates an impaired barrier where transepidermal water loss occurs and much needed nutrients are pulled from the skin. This cycle continues, worsening the dryness and causing more damage if there is no intervention to heal the skin. An impaired barrier also allows toxins to enter which can weaken the immune system. This is very dangerous, especially with an already compromised immune system.
NeoGenesis Recovery serum, abundant in stem cell molecules is recommended to assist in restoring homeostasis in the skin. Simple topical application of this product will help mitigate skin redness and irritation.
For chronically dry skin, follow Recovery application with NeoGenesis Skin Serum to further repair the skin and increase hydration.
Barrier Renewal Cream or Intensive Moisturizer applied after the serums will help restore the skin’s own moisture levels, and re-establish the barrier function.
NeoGenesis Moisturizing Mist may be used throughout the day to combat the effects of the environment on the skin. It is cool and soothing and provides immediate relief.
NeoGenesis Body Cream may be used to help heal dryness all over the body. These products may be used under other more occlusive moisturizers that may be recommended by your health or skin care professional when dealing with chronically dry, damaged skin due to cancer treatments.
For irritated mucosal surfaces, such as mouth, vaginal, and nasal cavities, we also recommend applying Recovery serum and Intensive Moisturizer or Barrier Renewal Cream to the area with irritation and sores.
The following products are Oncology approved.
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