8 Ways to Avoid Dry Skin during Chemotherapy ...

Perhaps the most unexpected side effect of chemotherapy is dry, itchy, uncomfortable skinโ€ฆ but how to prevent, or at least treat, dry skin during chemotherapy, hopefully without adding another drug to your prescription round-up?

There are a few things you can do, or not to, that will keep your skin hydrated and happy while you battle on.

Here are 8 ways to avoid dry skin during chemo.

1. Avoid Hot Water

While a steamy hot shower may sound like relaxation heaven, it can wreak havoc on your delicate skin.

The over-warm water strips away your skinโ€™s precious natural oils, making it even drier.

Fill your tub with warm water, and add a little hypo-allergenic bath oil in your favorite scent, instead.