Are you allowed to wear MAKEUP ????

  1. As a nurse, is makeup allowed? What about your nails, how should and should not be? ANy other rules?????
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  2. 8 Comments

  3. by   nessy
    Nails must be short and no fake nails. Makeup is allowed as long as we don't go overboard.
  4. by   JoeyDog
    no fake nails and no polish. Makeup is fine as long is it is tasteful.
  5. by   TheCommuter
    I wear facial cosmetics such as loose powder, eyebrow pencil, lipstick, and concealing foundation. Makeup, therefore, is allowed at the facility where I'm employed as long as it doesn't become excessive. There are no rules against fingernail polish or false fingernails, but I choose to not wear them.
  6. by   mel1977
    where I work, and area hospitals-makeup okay, fake nails okay as long as they aren't super long. I just keep mine looking best I can at a length where I won't scratch my patients. Use best judgment
  7. by   nuangel1
    same here there is no rule for cosmetics as long as its not excessive.i personally don't wear it to work.as far as fake nails some places don't allow them others there are no rules.as for where i am now as long as nails are kept short and clean you can wear polish.
  8. by   redraccoon
    Makeup in moderation is usually not a problem. But please... NO PERFUME!!
    No smelly fabric softener, deodorant, cologne, hairspray, ect...

    Nothing like a wiff of that stuff to make a nauseated patient PUKE.

    Save it for the off days
  9. by   TazziRN
    Makeup okay as long as it's in moderation. No perfumes or heavy hair sprays. No fake nails of any length allowed, nail polish discouraged but allowed.
  10. by   suzanne4
    JCAHO actually has a ruling in place about false nails, they are not permitted for any reason. And please check with your Infection Control Dept on permitting of them, I think that you will be surprised with the answers that you will receive.

    I would never, ever permit a nurse to care for me, or a family member that had on false nails. Too many infections.............

    Please take the time to do a search here, this topic has already been addressed many, many times.

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