Piercings are a fun and unique way to express your individuality. Depending on the location of your piercing, it can be a relatively easy and quick way to set yourself apart from others. Though you may have considered many things before getting your piercing, you may not have considered what happens after the piercing. One of the most crucial aspects of any kind of body art is the aftercare process. Negligence or failure to take proper aftercare measures can lead to infection or other unwanted consequences. Knowing the correct ways to clean your new piercing can help make the healing process much more of a breeze.
When a part of the body gets pierced, it is a disruption of the natural membrane. The body needs to heal and different parts of the body heal at different speeds. It is important to think about the most common piercing safety practices first and then the safety practices for the specific body part that is being pierced.
Initial piercing checklist for healthy healing:
1. Do research to find out the best place to have the piecing performed. See if they have a good reputation both at the time of the piercing and after the piercing.
2. Once the piercing has taken place, keep hands off it. Bacteria can enter the new piercing location and cause infection.
3. Keep your hands washed with a quality antibacterial soap prior to taking action on the new piercing to prevent infection.
4. Keep the new piercing clean. Two times a day, the pierced area should be cleaned with a saline solution. H2Ocean’s Vegan Body Piercing Healing Startup Kit is the ultimate solution for healing a new piercing. The patented formula made with all natural vegan ingredients has healed millions of piercings. The complete kit ensures you are completely covered with the essentials to keep your piercing clean and encourage quicker, more efficient healing.
5. Make sure to stick to the twice a day cleaning. Over cleaning can cause more harm than good such as creating a natural bacterial that will slow the healing.
6. If something in the piercing doesn’t seem normal like excessive bleeding or swelling, see a doctor or a piercer to prevent further damage.
Although the maintenance seems simple, there are products and procedures to avoid. These are sometimes called faster healing solutions. Here are some to avoid:
• Solutions that contain Alcohol – they tend to irritate the skin around the piercing.
• Do not use products that continue Lidocaine. It may ease the pain, but is not meant for long term use and may cause irritation to the piercing.
• Make sure anything that has contact with the piercing is clean (hands, bedding, clothing, etc.)
• Do not go swimming in areas that are not properly chlorinated such as public pools and rivers.
• Leave the pierced location alone until it’s properly healed.
• Avoid any equipment that can cause cartilage damage.
• There is such a thing as too clean that can cause damaging bacteria.