Ten clean beauty products to use while undergoing chemotherapy

During chemotherapy, it's essential to use gentle and clean beauty products that are less likely to irritate sensitive skin. Here are ten clean beauty products that could be helpful during this time:

Clean cucumber soap with cucumber slices on marble surface
  1. Gentle Cleanser: Look for a non-stripping facial cleanser with soothing ingredients like chamomile or aloe vera to cleanse the skin without causing dryness or irritation. My favorite is Philosophy Purity - a one step gentle cleanser that removes makeup and leaves skin feeling nourished and clean! 
  2. Hypoallergenic Moisturizer: Opt for a fragrance-free, hypoallergenic moisturizer with nourishing ingredients like ceramides or hyaluronic acid to keep the skin hydrated and protected. Josie Maran's Pure Argan Oil is my favorite moisturizer that is free of unnecessary ingredients.
  3. Chemical-Free Sunscreen: Choose a mineral-based sunscreen with zinc oxide or titanium dioxide, as they are less likely to cause skin irritation and provide broad-spectrum protection.
  4. Organic Lip Balm: Select a natural and organic lip balm free from harsh chemicals or fragrances to keep your lips moisturized and prevent chapping.
  5. Nourishing Hair or Scalp Mask: For those experiencing hair loss or dryness, a gentle and nourishing hair mask can help maintain hair health during treatment. I loved using Kristen Ess's Scalp Scrub after losing my hair during treatment. 
  6. Clean Nail Polish: Consider using clean and non-toxic nail polishes that are free from harmful chemicals like formaldehyde, toluene, and phthalates. Olive and June are my go-to polishes! 
  7. Organic Face Masks: Choose soothing and hydrating face masks with natural ingredients like cucumber, oatmeal, or honey to pamper your skin.
  8. Fragrance-Free Shampoo and Conditioner: Opt for gentle and fragrance-free hair care products to minimize scalp irritation and maintain hair health.
  9. Aluminum-Free Deodorant: Select an aluminum-free deodorant with natural ingredients to avoid potential irritation, especially if your skin becomes more sensitive during treatment. 
  10. Chemotherapy-Safe Makeup: If you choose to wear makeup, select chemotherapy-safe products with minimal chemicals, and look for those specifically formulated for sensitive skin.
Always check with your oncologist or healthcare provider before using any new products during chemotherapy. Everyone's situation is unique, and it's essential to ensure that these products are safe for your specific treatment plan and health needs.
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