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Taking care of your skin during cancer

Published on March 26, 2024 at 14:56

Written in collaboration with La Roche-Posay

For many patients, oncology treatments cause adverse effects on their skin. Increased dryness, radiodermatitis (lesions caused by radiotherapy), hand-foot syndrome (inflammation weakening blood vessels in the extremities) and folliculitis (inflammation of the hair follicle) are all skin problems that can occur during cancer treatment.

Although these skin conditions are unpleasant, they are temporary. What's more, certain dermocosmetic products can help relieve and soothe your skin during treatments.

Types of products you should choose

La Roche Posay Oncology Treatment Skin Care Product Set

Products that have been clinically tested under dermatological control and are suitable for sensitive skin should be used daily. For example, it's preferable to use makeup removers and facial cleansers that respect your skin's pH level, moisturizing creams and balms, sun protection and hypoallergenic makeup products.

A La Roche-Posay routine

La Roche-Posay skincare products are ideal for skin problems related to oncology treatments. Here are four suggestions for a complete daily routine.

Cicaplast Balm B5

La Roche-Posay - Cicaplast Balm B5

La Roche-Posay Cicaplast soothing balm

La Roche-Posay's soothing balm is suitable for a wide range of skin problems. 

Among other things, it can help relieve:

  • Healing stitches
  • Healing skin from laser resurfacing
  • Healing skin from superficial peels
  • Healing skin from hair removal
  • Minor skin irritations in babies
  • Very dry skin
  • Minor superficial skin irritations
  • Skin peels and peels off
  • Chapped skin
  • Irritated skin
  • Skin pruritus
  • Skin discomfort due to chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy

Ideal for the whole family, adults and children (from the age of four months), it moisturizes dry, irritated skin for up to 48 hours.

Lipikar AP+M Triple-Action Balm

La Roche-Posay Lipikar AP+M Triple-Action Balm relieves itching and provides immediate relief—all while reducing the frequency of eczema flare-ups and severe dryness. It provides hydration for up to 48 hours and rebalances the skin's microbiome. Suitable for both adults and children, this daily-use product can be applied to your face, hands and body, leaving your skin soft and free from sensitivity.

La Roche-Posay - Lipikar AP+M Triple-Action Balm

La Roche-Posay Lipikar AP+M Triple-Action Balm


Lipkar Syndet AP+ Wash Cream

This La Roche-Posay cream cleanser gently cleanses and moisturizes dry, sensitive skin on your body and face for 24 hours. It is a shower cream that protects and soothes the skin of adults and children. It cares for people’s skin and soothes the scalps of babies who wear hats.

La Roche-Posay - Lipkar Syndet AP+ Wash Cream

La Roche-Posay Lipkar Syndet AP+ Wash Cream


Toleriane Dermallergo Moisturizing Cream

Specifically designed for facial skin, Toleriane Dermallergo Moisturizing Cream is for normal to dry skin that is sensitive to tightness, redness, itching, burning and allergies. This daily moisturizing cream soothes and moisturizes your skin, reducing sensitivity and rebalancing the microbiome. 

La Roche Posay - Toleriane Dermallergo Moisturizing Cream

La Roche Posay Toleriane Dermallergo Moisturizing Cream


Don't hesitate to ask your healthcare professional for advice on the La Roche-Posay skincare products best suited to your skin.

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