Q:Why can't you wear makeup to work?
I’ve gotten many questions regarding this issue, so I figured I’d address it.
As part of being a pharmacist in a hospital, I am required to make intravenous medications including chemotherapy. Since these drugs are given directly to patients via a vein/artery, they must be made under sterile conditions. This is to prevent the bacteria on me [because we ALL carry bacteria on our skin] from getting into the drugs that are going to patients, and to prevent the toxic drugs I’m dealing with from getting on me.
This means they are to be compounded in a “clean room” [a special room with negative pressure] and under a special hood. Being in this room requires me to wear scrubs, a gown, a mask, shoe booties, a hair net, two pairs of gloves, and an exceptional aseptic technique.
In order to comply with regulations, I am not allowed to wear makeup, nail polish, acrylic nails, etc.
It pretty much looks something like this:
January Beauty Favorites
Guess what? I’m not allowed to wear makeup to the pharmacy I work at. Not even nail polish. Let’s just say I’m still trying to cope with things. And I cry a little inside every day.
1. Clinique Redness Solutions Daily Protective Base SPF 15 ($21)
2. MAC Fix Plus ($21)
3. Tweezerman Mini Tweezers ($15)
4. Josie Maran Light Argan Oil ($14)
You guys, I miss painting my face.