Body piercing has caught the imagination of millions of men and women across the country. Not only is a great way to adorn your body parts but also allows one to express their individuality in front of others. There are many body jewelry artists who carry out piercings but most of them do not tell their clients enough on how to take care of piercings. Aftercare is very important in the case of body piercing not only for speeding up healing but also to prevent infections.
The time after initial piercing till the time the wound is finally healed is important for the individual. This can take 2-3 months depending upon the condition of your body as well as how quickly your body heals itself. In general, piercings in earlobes and the nose take a little less time to heal whereas the piercings in nipples and navels take longer to heal completely. As there are fluctuations in production of hormones in the case of women, piercings in navels and nipples of ladies can take almost a year to heal up completely.
Taking care of piercing
Wash your hands before even touching the piercing as you can easily contaminate the piercing. On the first night, just soak cotton in hot water and apply it to the piercing spot. This will help in getting rid of swelling and soreness. The actual care regime starts from next day when you first clean up the piercing. You will need to clean it 3-4 times every day and also when you sweat excessively (like after a workout in a gym) because your sweat contains toxins. You can also clean the piercing using an antibacterial soap that is free from all fragrances.
The main instrument for healing your piercing is your own body. You actually help your body through aftercare to aid in its healing process. To clean piercing so as to keep it free from contamination, you can use an antibacterial spray or a lotion that can be applied using a paper towel or cotton gauge. One natural product that I found really effective in taking care of my piercing was a spray called H2Ocean. It is safe for all skin types. Another great product for helping in the aftercare of your piercing is a nasal spray for nose piercing. It is called H2Ocean Nasalzyme.