Best gifts for anyone having radiotherapy

Radiotherapy is one treatment option for lots of different types of cancer, depending on its stage, size and location. As with lots of cancer treatments, while it's doing its job to treat the medical issue, it can also have side effects, particularly on the skin, such as redness, itching, burning and soreness.

Gifts that help to address those side effects, ease them and at the same time help us to feel pampered and spoiled, are a thoughtful way to help care for someone on their cancer journey.

Read how radiotherapy affects the skin

Here we wanted to share some of the best gifts for anyone having radiotherapy.

For itchy skin caused by radiotherapy

Itchiness is a common side effect of many cancer treatments, but with radiotherapy it usually occurs specifically in the area of the body that's being treated. When radiation enters the body, skin can become very dry, sometimes it might peel or turn red like sunburn, and it can start to itch. Itchy skin from cancer treatment can be extremely aggravating rather than a simple inconvenience, so finding relief is very much welcome and many high street products simply can't do the job or aren't suitable for very sensitive skin.

Try: Defiant Beauty Itchy Skin Oil

Our Defiant Beauty Itchy Skin Oil is specifically formulated to help relieve irritation commonly resulting from chemotherapy and radiotherapy. It's quickly absorbed, is natural, gentle and fragrance free, harnessing the nurturing powers of apricot kernel oil, healing calendula and rejuvenating rosehip oil.

Defiant Beauty Itchy Skin Oil
itchy skin oil

For damaged skin caused by radiotherapy

As radiation passes through the skin to reach the targeted area that it's trying to treat, it tends to cause damage to healthy cells and tissues near the treatment area. These are the side effects that you notice in changes to the skin. It can present as dermatitis as well as the aforementioned itchiness and dryness. Nourishing skin during radiation as well as after treatment ends to encourage healing, is a powerful way to feel better. However, lots of high street products contain ingredients that add to the irritation.

Try: Defiant Beauty Intensive Serum

Our Defiant Beauty Intensive Serum is designed to be used on the face as a targeted treatment for damaged skin. It can be used daily as part of a regular skincare routine, and was formulated to help skin recover from cancer treatment. Even if it's used on areas where you are not having radiation, it's a lovely way to support your wellbeing at a time of stress and anxiety.

Defiant Beauty Intensive Serum
defiant beauty intensive serum

For scarring from cancer treatment

Whether you have had surgery, radiotherapy or both, lots of cancer patients find that they have physical scars at some point during cancer treatment. While skin is incredibly clever at healing itself, there are things that can be done to help encourage cell regeneration and soothe the skin.

Try: Defiant Beauty Scar Oil

Our Defiant Beauty Scar Oil is a targeted treatment to help reduce scarring. It's only for use after skin has healed over from the initial wound, at which point its rich ingredients, including calendula oil, vitamin E, coconut oil, and grapeseed oil (to name a few), can get to work.

Defiant Beauty Scar Oil
defiant beauty scar oil

For freshening up and hydrating skin

Skin can often feel quite hot following radiation treatment, which can be uncomfortable. In addition, spending time in hospital while you have cancer treatment can make you feel sticky as well. Having an easy way to cool down and rehydrate the skin is a blessing in those environments.

Try: Defiant Beauty Hydrating Facial Mist

Our Defiant Beauty Hydrating Facial Mist is a 100% natural, cooling spray, with a hint of orange blossom fragrance. It cools and tones the skin and thanks to the light scent it gives you a bit of a pick me up as well.

Defiant Beauty Hydrating Facial Mist

defiant beauty facial mist


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