Taking care of
The best aftercare will
depend on various factors. Each body is unique
and every piercing is different. There are a
number of things you can do to help your body to
heal your piercing. Some of them are:
your hands off the piercing!
Dirty (unwashed) hands are
the worst enemy for piercings. During the course
of a day your hands become covered with germs.
If you touch the piercing, even just near the
area, you will deposit bacteria at the piercing
site, possibly causing an infection.
It is a proven
fact that if you eat a healthful, balanced diet
your body functions better and heals faster. In
most cases, taking vitamin C and zinc will
Applying a very
mild, warm sea salt water soak (saline) to your
piercing may help your body to heal your
piercing. It may also reduce the risk of an
infection by helping remove bacteria from the
area. This is only effective if the area is
thoroughly rinsed immediately afterward.
It is widely accepted that a mild liquid soap
used last in the shower to gently wash the piercing followed by
thorough rinsing is suitable for most piercings.
Usually once or
twice a day works best; don’t over clean the
piercing. Also, don’t use multiple cleaners at
the same time.
NEVER use the
Hydrogen Peroxide or
the years piercing industry professionals have
learned that these products are far too strong
and cause more problems than they help.
gels and creams:
These products trap dirt and germs inside a
piercing and prevent oxygen from reaching the
wound. They may work well for cuts and scrapes
but are not good for piercings.