May I wear makeup and jewelry?
It is always safer not to wear makeup into the operating room. Makeup in general can be a source of skin and eye irritation during surgery. Eye makeup particularly can be hazardous. Since people don’t blink their eyes under general anesthesia, flecks of eye makeup can cause eye (corneal) irritation and scratches.
Jewelry also will need to be removed during surgery for access to IV sites and placement of surgical gowns. Therefore, to prevent these items from getting lost or damaged, it would be preferable if you leave your jewelry at home. Wedding rings are the exception if you are not having surgery on that arm. These can be taped to your finger for its security.