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Melanin-Rich Skin, How Do You Care For It When Illness Strikes?

Caring For Melanin-Rich Skin During Illness

Melanin-rich skin. When caring for it, it’s important to understand that your skin may respond differently than someone with lighter skin tones. If you develop an illness such as a cold or the flu, take extra precautions to ensure that your skin remains healthy.

Make sure to get plenty of rest and drink lots of fluids while you’re sick. This will help your body fight off any infection and keep your skin looking its best. Also, try to avoid any skin irritants such as hot water, harsh soaps, and heavy face creams, these can aggravate the area even more.

If you develop a rash or facial blemishes due to being ill, try to keep it clean and dry. Use a gentle cleanser that contains green tea to wash the area several times a day.

Melanin-Rich Skin, What If The Illness Is Cancer?


Recently I learned that a colleague is being challenged with cancer. If you’re diagnosed with skin cancer, it’s important to get the right treatment based on your type of melanin rich skin. While it's not skin cancer, the treatment is affecting how her skin looks.

Depending on the severity of the cancer, your doctor may suggest a combination of topical creams and treatments such as chemotherapy or radiation. It’s also important to see a dermatologist for an annual skin checkup to ensure that any suspicious moles are checked for signs of cancer.

No matter what kind of illness or type of cancer you're dealing with, your skin will be challenged. It’s important to be aware and take appropriate steps to care for your melanin-rich skin.

How Does Chemotherapy or Radiation Affect Melanin-Rich Skin During Treatments?


Chemotherapy and radiation are common cancer treatments, but they can have a greater effect on melanin-rich skin. It’s important to take special precautions to protect your skin during these treatments. Make sure to use a gentle cleanser when you wash your face. Castile soap has shown good results for the skin on your body.

Additionally, always wear sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher, and cover your skin with protective clothing when you’re outside.

It’s also important to take extra steps to nourish your skin after treatments. Use a gentle moisturizer that is specifically designed for melanin-rich skin, or consider natural remedies such as aloe vera gel or honey to help soothe and hydrate your skin. Additionally, talk to your healthcare professional about any special instructions you need to follow for post-treatment care.

By taking the time to understand and properly care for melanin-rich skin, you can ensure that it remains healthy and radiant even during illness or cancer treatments. With the right knowledge and precautions, you can enjoy beautiful, healthy skin for many years to come.

Can Aromatherapy Help With Cancer Challenges?

Aromatherapy can be a great way to help relieve stress and anxiety during and after cancer treatments. Inhaling the scent of essential oils can help relax you, reduce inflammation, and even provide pain relief. Always consult with your doctor before using any kind of aromatherapy products. Some of them may counteract the effects of certain medications or treatments.


If you decide to use aromatherapy, be sure to look for products that are specifically formulated for melanin-rich skin. Avoid using any essential oils directly on your skin. They can be too strong and cause irritation. Instead, try diffusing them into the air or adding a few drops to an unscented lotion or oil, that you can apply directly to your skin.

Summing Things Up ...

Having melanin-rich skin comes with its own unique set of challenges, especially when it comes to illnesses and cancer treatments. By taking the time to understand how your skin responds to different treatments and therapies, you can ensure that your skin stays healthy and radiant even during illness or treatments.

With the right knowledge and precautions, you can enjoy beautiful, healthy skin for many years to come. When in doubt, always consult your physician or dermatologist for advice and guidance. They are there to help you get through these challenging times.

That's it for this week. As always ...

Dedicated To Your Beauty,

Juliette Samuel,

Esthetician/Author/Publisher,

Nyraju Skin Care