Daily Life Skin Care and Protection

Daily life skin care and protection

Please find useful information bellow for your skin care and protection while undergoing radiation therapy.

  • Make sure your clothing covers the area being treated when you go outside
  • Wear loose-fitting shirts, preferably cotton
  • Use bed sheets also made of soft materials
  • Sunscreens should be used to offer maximum protection from sunlight
  • Use non-scented perfume and toiletries, and mild soap
  • Shower or bathe with warm and not hot water
  • Gently pat your skin dry after showering or bathing
  • Avoid swimming in chlorinated water as it can have a drying effect on the skin
  • Do not rub off the markings your radiation therapist made on your skin. They show where to place the radiation
  • Do not put anything that is very hot or cold on the area receiving radiation
  • Use an electric razor if your doctor or nurse says you can shave
  • Do not “wet-shave” or use hair removing products