Skin Protection and Prevention Tips

  • Wash your face using a cleanser
  • Do not apply make up under or over Cavilon and Sween 24
  • Moisturize with:
    • Cavilon 90 seconds before mask application OR
    • Sween 24, 1 hr before mask application
  • Apply to areas that have contact with PPE
  • Allow moisturizer to dry
  • Do not use petroleum based products

Pressure Relief

  • Clean Hands. Grab the mask/respirator by the sides and gently pull away from your face for at least 5 minutes every 2 hours. Check seal once complete
  • Do not rub contact areas

This tool was been developed by St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton in consultation with the Skin and Wound Team, Occupational Health and Safety and Infection Prevention and Control.