Stretching Aftercare: What Products to Buy
Each body heals differently and requires unique aftercare when stretching a body piercing. For some, it takes weeks while for others, it takes months or longer to stabilize or have healthy blood flow before the next session. Hence, it is safest if you stretch your piercing with help from a professional piercer.
If you choose to do it yourself, the Association of Professional Piercers suggests a method that requires wearing piercing-appropriate jewelry over an extended period of time. Just note that you must ensure your piercing does not show “signs of tenderness, discharge or general irritation”. To ensure this, you must wear a sterilized piece of jewelry into your piercing.
One of the basic things to remember when dealing with stretched body piercings is you must sterilize your piercing properly. Use a packed saline solution to ensure it has the right of salinity and it is not contaminated prior to use.
Aside from saline solutions, you need some stretching salve, such as the ZeepSoap Stretch-up Salve. Made specifically for ear-lobe stretching, this salve is a treat because of its natural soothing ingredients. It is made with olive oil, locally sourced beeswax, and Comfrey leaf.
ZeepSoap Stretch-up Salve disinfects torn skin, soothe rawness, and promote rapid healing. This unique balm is based on proven folk remedies that have antiseptic and pain relieving properties from natural plant sources. Just apply to the taper and earlobe when stretching up your piercing.
If you would rather have stretching done with help from essential oils, then the next stretching balm is for you.
Stretch your piercing with the Whole Life Tea Tree Oil Stretching Balm. This Whole Life stretching balm lubricates your piercing area to allow easy stretching, through the help of Australian Tea Tree Oil, Jojoba Oil, Vitamin E, and Lavender Oil. The concoction also kills bacteria, clears out crud, and acts as a mild pain killer.
For a smooth and soothing ear lobe stretching, we recommend the Holey Butt'r ear care cream.
This premium cream contains all-natural emollients and moisturizers such as the Karanja oil, Jojoba Oil, and Soy Butter. Other ingredients include soy wax and candelilla wax.
Stretching your body piercing should be cared for as much as you cleanse and moisturize a regular piercing. Give your stretched piercing the attention it needs and follow your piercer’s advice so you can avoid infection or irritation in the piercing area. You are dealing with your own body so treat it with utmost care.
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