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TLC Skin Care for Cancer Treatment Patients

(Beauty News LAOriginal Article) October 1st, 2010

By Willette Francis

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Each year millions of people are affected by cancer. Last year, The American Cancer Society estimated that over 1.4 million people would be diagnosed and of these cases almost half were women. Once diagnosed, many will undergo cancer treatments to cure the disease and will endure chemotherapy, radiation and/or surgery.

While chemotherapy and radiation eradicates rapidly dividing cancer cells, it also destroys healthy cells, which causes physical changes to the body including the skin. ”Changes in the skin may include partial or total hair loss, thin shiny skin, flakey, irritated, itchy, red or hypersensitive skin” says Dr. Charlene DeHaven, Clinical Director, Innovative Skincare. The changing physical appearance caused by treatment begins to affect patients emotionally. Dr Haven describes the feelings that cancer treatment patients experience as, “perceived loss of beauty” and “additionally, any pronounced change in the body (either in energy, emotional state and certainly appearance which can be seen by the world) results in feelings of loss or grief.”

To address these changes, alleviate skin concerns and help regain a sense of beauty and self-confidence, skin care brands, Lindi Skin and iS Clinical, a line of Innovative Skincare have been created with the cancer treatment patient in mind (but can be used by anyone who has special skincare needs as well). These products avoid harsh ingredients and are very gentle which are essential qualities that are extremely important during cancer treatment.

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Lindi Skin is developed by CEO Lindy Snider, with the help of doctors, scientists and input from a cancer patient focus group. A combination of the best ingredients and extensive medical research help produce products that can provide relief from the adverse affects of cancer treatment on the skin, without the preservatives and fragrances commonly found among skin care brands and are a major source of skin irritations. Lindi Face Wash is great for dry and irritated skin caused by chemotherapy; it’s rich, moisturizing, soothing and a wonderful alternative for those allergic to soap and mild enough for a baby. You can follow the face wash with Lindi Face Serum or Lindi Face Moisturizer. The face serum is ultra-hydrating and relieves aggravated skin with a light hint of lavender, also available with a hint of citrus. The face moisturizer is for those with extremely dry skin, full of nutrients and anti-oxidants, non-greasy and feels like silk on the skin. In addition to face products, Lindi has a number of products for the body. The Lindi Body Wash continues to deliver moisturization after rinsing, is mild enough for compromised skin and great as a daily cleanser. Its moisturizing properties are enhanced when followed by Lindi Body Lotion or Lindi Soothing Balm. The body lotion helps the overall dryness that many people experience during cancer treatment and contains a unique blend of natural berry extracts. The balm remedies painful, cracked and peeling skin by providing intense treatment to those affected areas. All of the items mentioned and most of Lindi Skin’s products (except the Lindi Skin Cooler Pad and Cooler Roll and the sunscreens) contain LSA Complex that can only be found in their products and is a unique blend of soothing and nourishing botanicals, such as Astazanthin (marine extract) an anti-oxidant 50 times more potent than Vitamin E, Bisabolol (extract of chamomile) anti-irritant and Curcumin (extract of Turmeric) which promotes wound healing and an assortment of other botanicals with anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and anti-bacterial properties. To learn more, view the complete line and purchase Lindi Skin, go to www.LindiSkin.com.

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