10 Non-Toxic Products That Are Cancer Patient Friendly
10 Non-Toxic Products That Are Cancer Patient Friendly
A senstive and healing body needs senstive and healing products, so we compiled a list of our favorite products for cancer patients
Before a cancer diagnosis, it’s not very common for people to do research on the toxicity of the products that they’re putting onto and into their bodies as we tend to have faith in the government’s regulations against harmful chemicals in the products we use. After a cancer diagnosis, however, cancer patients are forced to do a little more inspecting into the labels, ingredients and brands that they have become familiar with. What a lot of cancer patients find is that many of the products and brands, even natural and organic ones, specifically in the beauty and skin care industry, contain harmful toxic ingredients. With the exposure to chemotherapy and radiation, as well as cancerous cells, a cancer patient is in a more vulnerable state and needs to do all that he or she can do to promote healing and help their bodies fight back. Self care and feeling well mentally is just as important as feeling well physically which is why Dr. Singhal has compiled this list of non-toxic products that are proven to help cancer patients feel both physically and mentally refreshed.
Non-Toxic Skincare Products That Are Cancer Treatment Friendly
Chemo Kit includes: Creamy Cleanser, Hydrating Serum, Anti-Redness Serum, Perfecting Protection Broad Spectrum SPF 30, ReBalance, Silkcoat Balm, CliniCalm 1%, Peptide Lip Therapy
Each item in this carefully selected regimen is free from the irritants that are known to provoke the typical dermatological side effects of chemotherapy and radiation therapy. These non-toxic products are tailored for the sensitive skin of cancer patients but they can also be used and enjoyed by everyone, especially people with cracked and dry skin.
The Chemo Kit includes: a Creamy Cleanser, Anti-Redness Serum, Hydrating Serum, Perfecting Protection Broad Spectrum SPF 30, ReBalance mousturizer, Silkcoat® Balm, CliniCalm™ 1% hydrocortisone, and Peptide Lip Therapy
Many people prefer not to use sunscreen due to the smell and pour clogging feel but this broad spectrum sunscreen provides UVA/UVB protection while managing a nearly weightless feel. The formulation is so light and clean that it can even be used underneath makeup. This non-toxic sunscreen was designed for those with oily or breakout-prone skin, and those who dislike the feel of traditional sunscreen products.
Emu oil is a wonderful non-toxic product to use during cancer treatment because it not only aids with extremely dry and cracked skin but it also can be applied to the hair and scalp to help with dandruff and hair follicle stimulation. Not only that, but emu oil also exhibits anti-inflammatory properties to help with sore muscles, antibacterial properties to keep the skin clean and free of clogged pours, and studies show it may even have anti-aging properties as well as being hypoallergenic. If that doesn’t sell you on the benefits of emu oil during cancer treatment you can also soak your fingers in the oil to soften your nail beds and promote healthy nail growth which is critical in maintaining a healthy state of mind during radiation and chemotherapy.
Non-Toxic Haircare Products That Are Cancer Treatment Friendly
Cleure fragrance-free, hypoallergenic shampoo for sensitive skin is paraben-free, sulfate-free and does not contain the industry standard sud creating detergent called sodium lauryl sulfate. Certain individuals, especially cancer patients, are sensitive and/or allergic to sodium lauryl sulfate so Cleure eliminated this harsh chemical from their products. This non-toxic shampoo is volumizing and gentle, adds shine, moisturizes, cleans, and is ideal for color treated hair.
This hypoallergenic conditioner works as a deep conditioner for damaged hair while remaining ideal for all hair types, including children's hair, dry hair, oily hair or color treated hair. As well as being a hair conditioner, this non-toxic product is also perfect for use as a shaving cream. The chemo-friendly conditioner leaves the skin and scalp soft and irritation free. Free of any harsh ingredients, Cleure Conditioner is fragrance free, paraben free, hypoallergenic, salicylate free, gluten free, sulfate free, and vegan friendly.
Non-Toxic Nailcare Products That Are Cancer Treatment Friendly
A remarkable compound of oils, vitamins and minerals are integrated in this elixir to make nails affected by cancer treatment resilient, dense, sleek, shiny, healthy and hydrated. This safe, vegan, non-toxic nail product will nurture and toughen up your nails, soften your cuticles, and even prolong the life of your manicure.
Polybalm is a natural nail remedy designed specifically to alleviate the effects of chemotherapy induced nail deterioration. This non-toxic product consists of unique and uncommon plant-based waxes and organically living essential oils which are diligently concocted to retain their spectacular polyphenolic compounds without any probable irritants added or left behind such as preservatives, colors, parabens, sulphates or petroleum. This product’s effectiveness is further enhanced by the fact that it was created to be used in conjunction with other nail treatment regiments.
Non-Toxic Oralcare Products That Are Cancer Treatment Friendly
If a nice sour lemon doesn’t get your mouth watering alone, then these non-toxic breath drops sweetened with xylitol are sure to do the trick. A common symptom of radiation and chemotherapy is dry mouth and sometimes a little bit of bad breath to go along with it. Research indicates that xylitol increases saliva production, thus aiding the maintenance of a normal moist mouth.
Cleure Toothpaste is an amazing all around product regardless if you are a cancer patient or not. Commercialized toothpastes contain many harmful chemicals and toxins and they come in contact with the most permeable area of our bodies every day. Cleure toothpaste is another non-toxic oral product that contains xylitol which aids with the cottonmouth symptoms of cancer treatment. With the further additions of dicalcium phosphate and baking soda this toothpaste remineralizes and whitens teeth in a gentle balanced way.
Non-Toxic Bodycare Products That Are Cancer Treatment Friendly
This non-toxic deodorant is free of aluminum, metallic salts, alum, or crystal ingredients that tend to impede radiation therapy and inflame skin. Utilizing lichen extract as a fungicide and bactericide that cuts down on the development of smell producing bacterium, while adding cyprus oil to constrict capillaries and curb sweating this organic based deodorant truly delivers. This non-toxic cancer-friendly product was formulated specifically with cancer patients in mind and is highly recommended by Dr. Shyamali Singhal, Surgical Oncologist.
The Importance of Non-Toxic Products During Cancer Treatment
The skin, hair, nails, and mouth of a cancer patient are especially sensitive during cancer treatment and non-toxic, natural products are our best ways of combating this sensitivity with sensitivity. Natural products tend to be softer on the body even when their benefits can be powerful. We strongly recommend you check out each of these products as well as the many more that Dr. Shyamali Singhal carefully recommends through her twenty plus years of experience as a Surgical Oncologist. For more detailed information of each product and the full list of non-toxic, cancer treatment friendly products head over to Hope and Beauty’s product page.