Treat Yourself to a Home Spa Treatment to Feel More Beautiful With Cancer


When you're diagnosed with mesothelioma, leukemia or another type of cancer and you and your doctor agree that chemotherapy is the best treatment route to go, you can quickly feel affected physically and mentally by the drugs. While chemotherapy drugs attack cancer cells, you can counteract the effects they have on your skin and nails with at-home mini spa treatments.  By treating yourself to luxurious spa treatments at home you can feel more beautiful and also reap the benefits of relaxation and stress-reduction.  Try one or more of these at-home spa treatments to look and feel more beautiful.

Soothe Dry Facial Skin

Oatmeal is known to provide soothing relief to dry, red, irritated skin.  Mix one tablespoon of oatmeal with an equal amount of plain yogurt or coconut oil.  Smooth the mixture over your freshly washed and dried face and allow it to remain on your skin for ten minutes.  The oatmeal will help soothe dryness and irritation, while the yogurt will tackle inflammation and the oil will add moisture.

Hot Oil Nail Treatment

When nails become dry and brittle during chemotherapy treatment, it can be discouraged when they're constantly breaking.  Keep your nails soft and conditioned with your own at-home hot oil treatment.  Fill a microwave-safe bowl with 1/4-cup olive oil.  Heat the oil in the microwave at 30-second increments, until it's very warm, but not hot.  Dip your nails in the bowl and soak them for ten to fifteen minutes.  When you remove your fingernails from the oil, dry the excess oil off with a towel but don't wash it off with soap and water.

Moisturizing Body Treatment

Turn a simple body butter into a spa experience with heated towels.  Dampen two or three large bath towels, then place them in the dryer to heat up without become completely dry.  Slather body butter over your body and don't worry about rubbing it all the way in.  Wrap up in the moist, heated towels and relax for five to ten minutes while the moisture soaks into your skin.

Easy At-Home Pedicure

Ease away stress and fatigue by soaking your feet in a mild soap solution made with one or two pumps of liquid soap and warm water.  After soaking for ten to fifteen minutes, rub olive oil over your feet and put on a pair of warm socks.

While heading to the local spa might not be an option, you can still feel like a queen in the comfort of your own home.  Invite friends or family members to participate, too, and make your spa time a social event.  Treat yourself as often as possible to care for your skin and nails while relaxing and unwinding.  Managing your stress level is an important part of dealing with treatment.  Turning your bathroom into a home spa on occasion can help you feel beautiful and de-stress.