Can I put makeup around my nose piercing?

Can I put makeup around my nose piercing? Let’s cut to the chase — after initially getting your nose pierced, it’s best to wait a little before applying makeup. Until your piercing is fully healed, getting makeup in the piercing — remember, there’s an actual hole in your face — can cause complications, including infection.

How do you do makeup with a nose piercing? 

What should you not put on a nose ring? Don’t get in any water that could be dirty until your nose heals. Avoid swimming pools, lakes, rivers, and hot tubs. Don’t put antibacterial ointments on the site. Don’t move your nose jewelry until it’s healed.

What can I use to cover my nose piercing? Use A Piercing Retainer

Piercing retainers are the best option for concealment once your piercing is fully healed and you can remove it. They are clear and skin-colored silicone or dental-grade acrylic placeholders for your piercing.

Can I put makeup around my nose piercing? – Additional Questions

How can I hide my nose ring without taking it out?

Conceal the piercing with a flesh-colored acrylic retainer. There are small domes or balls of flesh colored acrylic that you can buy to cover up a nose piercing. They are sometimes made with clear Lucite. You can also cover the piercing with a tiny flat disc that you’ve painted with skin-tone nail polish.

How quickly does a nose piercing close?

If your piercing is fresh, it can close up in a matter of minutes. If you’ve had it for less than a year, you can expect it to close up within a few hours or days. The inside of the hole can close up rather quickly, even if you’ve had the piercing for years.

Can I put a bandaid over my nose piercing?

Be extra careful when pulling clothes over your head, when you wash and dry your face, and when blowing your nose. You can even put an adhesive bandage over the nose jewellery while sleeping.

How do you cover a nose piercing for sports?

How To Tape Earrings Or Other Piercings For Sports (If You Must):
  1. Use waterproof, flexible bandaids as piercing tape.
  2. Cut the bandaid to size.
  3. Fold the bandaid over the piercing so it contacts the surrounding skin by a few millimeters.
  4. Remove the bandaid after sports and clean the piercing.

How can I hide my piercing?

One of the easiest ways to hide the hole of a piercing, especially one on your face, is to apply make-up. Use concealer or foundation that’s the colour of your skin to hide the hole and blend the area into the skin around the piercing hole.

Do waterproof bandages work for piercings?

According to the Association of Professional Piercers, one way to protect your piercings is to use waterproof bandages, specifically the Nexcare waterproof bandages. You can find them HERE, but you can always find them at any drugstore.

How long should I wear a bandaid over my nose piercing?

Cover your piercing for the first 1-2 weeks if you are around areas that are dirty or filled with dust. No spas, saunas, chlorinated pools or baths during healing. Avoid contact sport or any exercise that may cause distress to the area around the piercing. No oral or rough sexual play on area until fully healed.

Should I leave the scab on my nose piercing?

Scabs that don’t come away with little or no effort should be left alone. It’s your body’s natural band aid. Picking it off will only leave a bigger wound that needs a new scab. Use anything harsh to clean it.

How do you waterproof a nose piercing?

Avoid submerging the piercing in unhygenic bodies of water such as lakes, pools, hot tubs, etc. Or, protect your piercing using a waterproof wound-sealant bandage (such as 3M™ Nexcare™ Clean Seals). These are available at most drugstores.

Can you use Q tips to clean piercings?

When cleaning a piercing, the most important thing you’re doing is soaking and/or irrigating the piercing. Dabbing saline solution on your piercing with Q-tips® or cotton balls does little to help. Plus, you can irritate your piercing with cotton fibers that can get trapped around your piercing.

When can I change my nose stud to a ring?

After the first 4 weeks, you are allowed to change your piercing and wear a ring or a different stud, but make sure that once you have taken out the old one, you put the new one in asap! At least for the first year the hole is going to start closing up super fast, in a couple of minutes it will already be smaller.

What does an infected nose piercing look like?

Your piercing might be infected if: the area around it is swollen, painful, hot, very red or dark (depending on your skin colour) there’s blood or pus coming out of it – pus can be white, green or yellow.

How do I know if my nose piercing is healing properly?

It’s recommended to wait at least six months, no matter the piercing, but the longer you give a piercing to heal, the more you can be sure it’s safe. A good marker to see if your jewelry is ready to be changed is if you no longer have any pain, tenderness, discomfort, or discharge.

What side should I get my nose pierced?

There is no right or wrong side of the nose to get a piercing, it is up to you. A good idea is to pick your best ‘selfie side’ of your face whether that be the left or right side!

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