Chronically Dry Skin Protocols
Chronically dry skin, or Xerosis, is a very common side effect seen in patients receiving chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Mucosal surfaces of the skin such as the vagina, mouth and eyes may also become quite dry. The damage to the skin may be widespread, as the chemicals used to treat cancer are generally widespread. It is very important to restore homeostasis, or balance, in the skin, as well as, restore the barrier function. Chronically dry skin creates an impaired barrier where transepidermal water loss occurs and much needed nutrients are pulled from the skin. This cycle continues, worsening the dryness and causing more damage if there is no intervention to heal the skin.
NeoGenesis Recovery, our most powerful serum, has an abundance of S²RM® molecules. Recovery is recommended to assist in restoring homeostasis in the skin. Simple topical application of Recovery serum will help mitigate skin redness and irritation. For the chronically dry, follow Recovery application with Skin Serum to further repair the skin and increase hydration. Barrier Renewal Cream or Intensive Moisturizer applied after any serums will help restore the skin’s own moisture levels, and re-establish the skin’s barrier function. NeoGenesis Moisturizing Mist may be used throughout the day to combat the effects of the environment on the skin. NeoGenesis Body Cream may be used to help heal dryness all over the body. These products may be used under other more occlusive moisturizers that may be recommended by your health or skin care professional when dealing with chronically dry, damaged skin.
Chronically Dry Skin Protocol; twice daily
- Apply NeoGenesis Recovery to the dry area
- For more extreme dryness, apply Skin Serum over the Recovery
- Finish with Intensive Moisturizer, Barrier Renewal Cream, or Body Cream
Use NeoGenesis Moisturizing Mist along with one of the moisturizers throughout the day as needed for soothing relief.
For irritated mucosal surfaces, such as mouth, vaginal, and nasal cavities, apply Recovery and Barrier Renewal Cream to the area with irritation and sores.
It is important to use a chemical free sunscreen before sun exposure and a humidifier may be a helpful addition to your home.
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