Gowning procedures begin at home with daily bathing or showering, shaving, brushing of teeth and hair, and application of non-silicone containing skin moisturizers to reduce skin flakes. All make-up, hair gels, hair sprays, perfumes, aromatic after-shave lotions or body lotions are not cleanroom compatible and therefore unacceptable to wear to work in a cleanroom. People must wash their hands before entering the cleanroom and after smoking, eating, and/or using the toilet. Cleanroom compatible hand cream may be applied prior to gowning.
This cleanroom tip was taken from “Cleanroom Operating Procedures,” which appeared in the February 2012 issue of Controlled Environments.