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Chemotherapy Support Regimens

Daily Care Regimen

For those going through chemotherapy, the skin becomes extremely stressed. Common dermatological side effects of treatment are as follows:

  • Sensitivity of allergic reactions
  • Severe dryness
  • Flushing
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Photosensitivity
  • Rashes
  • Folliculitis, an acne-like skin rash

Here you will find daily care regimens to help address these common concerns and help patients look and feel better.

Cancer patients should consult their oncologist prior to beginning any of the following regimens.

 

Creamy Cleanser (7 fl oz/206.5mL bottle); Hydrating Serum (1 fl oz/29.5mL bottle)

Chemotherapy Support Daily Care

Daily Care Regimen

This regimen will help to support skin during chemotherapy. The products included will help to minimize the appearance of some of the common skin concerns brought on by these cancer treatments. Patients undergoing cancer treatments should consult their oncologist before starting any new skincare regimens.

Morning:

  1. Cleanse the skin with a small amount of Creamy Cleanser. Rinse with warm water and pat dry.
  2. Apply one to two pumps of Hydrating Serum to maintain important moisture levels in the skin to minimize excessive dryness and discomfort.
  3. Apply one to two pumps of Dual Action Redness Relief to reduce the appearance of redness and calm skin.
  4. Apply the appropriate PCA SKIN® broad spectrum SPF product for broad spectrum UV protection and a hydrated, even skin tone.
  5. For the lips, apply Hyaluronic Acid Lip Booster to improve hydration and reduce the appearance of lip lines.
    Note: Apply the appropriate PCA SKIN broad spectrum SPF product prior to applying Hyaluronic Acid Lip Booster to protect the lips from UV exposure.

Evening:

  1. Cleanse the skin with a small amount of Creamy Cleanser. Rinse with warm water and pat dry.
  2. Apply one to two pumps of Hydrating Serum.
  3. Apply one to two pumps of Dual Action Redness Relief.
  4. Apply a small amount of ReBalance for light hydration, and additional skin calming. Silkcoat® Balm may be used in addition to or in place of ReBalance to support extremely dry skin.
  5. For the lips, apply Hyaluronic Acid Lip Booster.

Tips: Apply Hydrating Serum throughout the day to maintain hydration. Consider using maximum strength CliniCalm® 1% in seven-day intervals or as directed by a physician to reduce inflammation and irritation.


Chemotherapy Patients with Folliculitis

Daily Care Regimen

This protocol is designed for chemotherapy patients who are experiencing folliculitis. Patients undergoing cancer treatments should consult their oncologist before starting any new skincare regimens.

Morning:

  1. Cleanse the skin with Blemish Control Bar. Rinse with warm water and pat dry. (Consider using a cleansing tool like the Clarisonic® Skin Brush to lather and apply the cleansing bar, and to gently decrease impactions.)
  2. Apply one to two pumps of Anti-Redness Serum to calm skin.
  3. Apply one to two pumps of Hydrating Serum to maintain important moisture levels in the skin to minimize excessive dryness and discomfort.
  4. Apply the appropriate PCA SKIN® broad spectrum SPF product for daytime moisture and broad spectrum UV protection.
  5. For the lips, apply Hyaluronic Acid Lip Booster to improve hydration and reduce the appearance of lip lines. Note: Apply the appropriate PCA SKIN broad spectrum SPF product prior to applying Hyaluronic Acid Lip Booster to protect the lips from UV exposure.

Evening:

  1. Cleanse the skin with Blemish Control Bar. Rinse with warm water and pat dry.
  2. Apply a thin layer of Acne Gel (as needed) to areas of breakouts.
  3. Apply one to two pumps of Hydrating Serum.
  4. Apply a small amount of ReBalance for light hydration, and additional skin calming. Silkcoat® Balm may be used in addition to or in place of ReBalance to support extremely dry skin.
  5. For the lips, apply Hyaluronic Acid Lip Booster.

Tips: Apply Hydrating Serum throughout the day to maintain hydration. Consider using maximum strength CliniCalm® 1% in seven-day intervals or as directed by a physician to reduce inflammation and irritation.


Chemotherapy Patients with Hyperpigmentation

Daily Care Regimen

This protocol is designed for chemotherapy patients who are experiencing an uneven skin tone as a result of cancer treatments. The ingredients will gently promote an even skin tone in all skin types and ethnicities. Patients undergoing cancer treatments should consult their oncologist before starting any new skincare regimens.

Morning:

  1. Cleanse the skin with Pigment Bar®. Rinse with warm water and pat dry.
  2. Apply a pea sized amount of C&E Advanced and one to two pumps of Hydrating Serum to increase hydration and encourage an even skin tone.
  3. Apply the appropriate PCA SKIN® broad spectrum SPF product for daytime moisture and broad spectrum UV protection.
  4. For the lips, apply Hyaluronic Acid Lip Booster to improve hydration and reduce the appearance of lip lines.
    Note: Apply the appropriate PCA SKIN broad spectrum SPF product prior to applying Hyaluronic Acid Lip Booster to protect the lips from UV exposure.

Evening:

  1. Cleanse the skin with a small amount of Facial Wash. Rinse with warm water and pat dry.
  2. Apply one to two pumps of Hydrating Serum to maintain important moisture levels in the skin to minimize excessive dryness and calm skin.
  3. Apply one to two pumps of Vitamin b3 Brightening Serum to even overall skin tone and reduce redness.
  4. Apply a small amount of ReBalance for light hydration, and additional skin calming. Silkcoat® Balm may be used in addition to or in place of ReBalance to support extremely dry skin.
  5. For the lips, apply Hyaluronic Acid Lip Booster.

Tips: Apply Hydrating Serum throughout the day to maintain hydration. Consider using maximum strength CliniCalm® 1% in seven-day intervals or as directed by a physician to reduce inflammation and irritation.

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