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FAQ: Skin Care

How do I keep the marks on my skin?
Do not wash the marks off or use soaps, creams, lotions, perfumes or deodorants in the area of the marks.
How can I bathe without washing the marks off?
When taking a shower, let the water run gently over the marks.
Use only lukewarm water for bathing the treated area.
Do NOT use any soap in the area of the marks.
Do not rub or scrub the treated skin.

Pat marked area dry with a towel. (It’s best to use older towels that you can wash or throw away if the ink marks rub off on them). If marks are fading or coming off, please call the Cancer Center.

If your question wasn’t answered, please call 805-682-7300.