Cleaning and preparing your skin before surgery is very important for the pre- vention of infection. It is very understandable as you prepare for your surgery you have a lot on your mind. To help prepare your skin, we are providing you with a checklist: Shower or bathe using antimicrobial soap such as Dial or Hibicleanse for three (3) consecutive days. Wash your face and hair as you usually would. Do not shave your legs. Use a clean wash cloth for your face and a second clean wash cloth for the rest of your body. Use a clean towel after each shower. The area that will be operated on should be the first area that you dry off with the clean towel. Wear clean night clothes. Put clean sheets on your bed. Don’t let ;your pets sleep in your bed. Do not put lotion or moisturizers on your skin. The night before or the morning of your surgery, shower using the soap that was provided to you at the doctor’s office.