In 2003, Lindy Snider watched as her friends went through Chemo Therapy and Radiation Treatments.
While expecting her friends to be affected by the “traditional” side effects of the treatment, what Lindy did not expect were the harsh effects the treatment incurred on her friends’ skin, effects that directly impacted how these women and men felt about themselves.
That is when the idea for the Lindi Skin product line was developed.
A year later, Lindy had created a full line of products that were luxurious, safe, and made from the highest-quality ingredients.
While exceptional for everyone, Lindi Skin products were created with the unique needs of cancer patients in mind. Our products are safe and effective for people going through cancer treatments, providing soothing relief for skin irritations and rashes.
Lindi Skin products have been clinically tested at Northwestern University and the results are fantastic:
- Improved Skin-related Quality of Life
- Preferred Over Other Regimens Previously Used
- Improved Overall Appearance
- Satisfaction Regardless of Skin Type
- More Soothing & More Gentle
- Absorbed More Quickly
Most skin reactions will resolve a few weeks after treatment has stopped; however, sometimes your skin will remain darker than it was before you began treatment. Whatever the case, be sure to tell your doctor about any changes you notice in your skin.
During chemotherapy, some patients develop radiation recall. Sometimes shortly after an anticancer drug is given, the skin over an area that had been irradiated will turn red and may itch, burn, blister or peel. The reaction may last only a few hours or may last a few days. It has been known to occur from several days to several years after radiation therapy.
If radiation recall occurs, using a wet compress over the area can help. Be sure to stay out of the sun. If you must be in the sun, wear sun-protective clothing and SPF 30 or higher, especially over previously irradiated skin. In any case, alert your doctor or nurse if radiation recall occurs.
For general skin reactions:
- Use only lukewarm water and mild soap when you wash.
- Avoid extremes of heat or cold, including hot baths or showers.
- Avoid hygiene products with alcohol.
- Do not rub your skin; be gentle; pat it dry after a shower.
- Do not wear tight clothing near the treatment area.
- Avoid using perfumes.
- Speak with your doctor before you use a skin product to be sure that the ingredients will not cause further irritation.
- Ask your spouse or caregiver to apply lotions on hard-to-reach areas.
- Drink plenty of fluids—at least 2 to 3 quarts of liquid a day. Be sure to consult your doctor first about how much to drink.
- Apply water-based creams after your shower while your skin is still damp.
- If your nails become brittle, wear gloves when you wash dishes or do daily chores.
NOTE: We strongly encourage you to talk with your health care professional about your specific medical condition and treatments. The information provided in this Web site about skin reactions and other medical conditions is meant to be helpful and educational, but is not a substitute for professional medical advice.
Content Produced by Oncology Nursing News in coordination with Lindi Skin.