By Nacole Ali for Pink Notes
Did you know applying lotion to your body helps stimulate blood circulation and new cell generation? It also can reduce skin problems with everyday use. Keeping your body moisturized is especially important for breast cancer patients. As you know chemotherapy kills good cells and bad cells including the cells that affect growth of skin cells. Chemo treatment may result in your skin becoming dry, sensitive, and or irritated. Try using something organic like coconut oil and see if it works for you. Depending on the sensitivity of your skin; anything with an abrasive in it such as scrubs maybe painful for you to use. Use something gentile but effective. Coconut oil can be used all over your body including your head. You don't need a lot. If you are going outside make sure you also use a sun screen to protect your skin and well as the health of your veins. Chemo is a strong cocktail of medication flowing through your system; so let do everything you can to protect your self. If you don't like the scent of coconut there are other organic moisturizers like Shea Butter. Find one that you like ans always consult your doctor.