What Not to Do
Proper care is crucial to preventing infection and ensuring a speedy recovery Body Jewelry
. Here are a few don'ts to always keep in mind.
Do not use harsh cleansers, antibacterials, alcohol, or hydrogen peroxide to clean your piercing, as these can be irritating and dry it out. (Moisture is essential for healing.)
Do not use table salt, kosher salt, Epsom salts, body piercing jewelry uk
or iodized sea salts. Non-iodized fine-grain sea salt is best for avoiding additives, as well as its ability to dissolve into a solution.
Do not make the solution too salty, as that can be irritating to the piercing and to the skin. To test it, put a dab on your finger and taste it with the tip of your tongue; it should be no saltier than a potato chip.
Do not do a sea salt soak more than twice a day.
Do not play with your piercing ear cartilage stud earrings
. This increases the likelihood of bacteria getting introduced into the area, which could lead to infection.