5 Skin Care Products Anyone Undergoing Chemotherapy Will Love

By Shyamali Singhal, MD

Surgical Oncologist

Founder of Hope & Beauty

These skin-care products are recommended for anyone who is undergoing or underwent cancer treatment.

While being diagnosed with cancer of any form is a serious crisis, for many cancer patients, it can also lead to an identity crisis. Depending on the type of cancer and the effects of chemotherapy, this terrible disease can take away many of the things about you that used to make you feel happy and confident. It can take away your hair, change your skin, harm your nails, and even cause the loss of one’s breasts. Through self-transformation and self-care, those who are battling or have survived cancer and undergone chemotherapy at one stage or another can find their way back to being their same, confident self with the right skincare products. From face washes to lip balms and body lotion we’ve listened to cancer patients with the goal of discovering exactly which skincare products are best for those who are undergoing chemotherapy and we hope you love them as much as we do. According to Dr. Shyamali Singhal, a chemotherapy expert, “The skin is the biggest organ in our bodies and the first thing that people see on us. It’s a barrier between us as organisms and the outside world. In order to have healthy skin, we should use proper skincare products.”

PCA Skin Weightless Protection Broad Spectrum, $43.99

As someone who is undergoing chemotherapy, you will want to first and foremost protect your skin from harmful rays of sunlight such as UV rays. PCA Skin Weightless Protection Broad Spectrum is a quick-absorbing lightweight sunscreen that comes recommended by the Skin Care Foundation which protects the skin from UV rays and is perfect for self-care which is the perfect way to assist in skincare for cancer patients.

PCA Skin Silkcoat Balm, $43.99

Finding the right moisturizer that can keep your sensitive skin healthy and refreshed without being damaging can be a difficult task. Fortunately, PCA Skin Silkcoat Balm provides just the right amount of moisture with potent antioxidant protection and silk protein to keep your skin glowing. In the end, the simpler the cream, the happier your skin will be.

PCA Skin Sensitive Skin Kit, $55.99

For those who are looking to take care of all their skincare needs at once, we highly recommend the PCA Skin Sensitive Skin Kit which provides the most effective foundational products for sensitive skin for cancer patients. This kit includes everything from anti-redness serum, hydrating serum, and Retinol Renewal with RestorAtive complex. It even comes in a travel size so you can take it with you on the go which makes it the perfect skincare products for anyone undergoing chemotherapy.

Alra Non-Metallic Deodorant, $12.99

If you’re one of those people that like to stay nice and refreshed after being outside in the sun all day without harming your skin in the process, then Alra Non-Metallic Deodorant is your safest bet. Especially designed for those who are undergoing chemotherapy with a unique, safe formulation of Lichen extract and Cypress oil, you can be sure that your deodorant needs are in good hands.

Chemotherapy Kit, $141.47

Last but not least, for those who are looking to fight back and get their skin to an even healthier condition than it was before we recommend the Chemo Kit. This starter kit comes with a complete regimen to calm and support skin stressed by chemotherapy or radiation therapy including Creamy Cleanser, Hydrating Serum, Anti-Redness Serum, Perfecting Protection Broad Spectrum SPF 30, ReBalance, Silkcoat Balm, CliniCalm 1%, Peptide Lip Therapy. When a friend or loved one has sensitive or compromised skin from the side effects of chemotherapy, send them this starter kit and show them that you care.

So whether you’re looking for the perfect moisturizer to get your skin feeling healthy again or that shampoo that’s just right for restoring your scalp and hair back to its natural state, these are the products that will give you the power to protect your body and fight back during chemotherapy treatment.


Dr. Shyamali Singhal, Founder of Hope & Beauty has over twenty years of experience as a Surgical Oncologist, and in that time she has obtained understanding and deep insight into all of the side-effects that radiation and chemotherapy can have on the body of a cancer patient.
“Cancer diagnosis and treatment can cause lasting trauma to patients’ bodies. Often, it has a devastating impact on minds too. That’s why acts of self-care, however small, are so important for all patients with a cancer diagnosis. Taking time – be it a day, an hour or even just a few minutes – to look after yourself, mentally and physically, can help manage the many issues the disease brings”, states Dr. Singhal.
She decided to help cancer patients by applying her expertise in selecting products that are suitable for cancer patients. Her mission with Hope & Beauty is to assist cancer patients as they’re recovering from cancer treatment. Dr. Singhal recognizes how important it is for cancer patients to look and feel good about themselves while they fight cancer, and recover from it.

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