Anyone who has been pierced before already knows that colder months can be particularly challenging for those with piercings that are still on the process of healing. If this is your first time getting one in this time of the year, consider and keep these rules in mind.
DON’T CUT BACK ON THE PROTECTION
No matter what time of the year, new piercings must be protected from knocks, scrapes and infections. It’s highly advised to take preventive measures such as covering the surface and belly piercings at all times with a medical grade eye patch or gauze until it has fully healed. Avoid getting them in contact with the mud or snow.
Since winter is just around the corner, staying hydrated in all aspects is very important. This goes for your piercing as well. Drink the same amount of water as you do during the summer. Soaking your piercings with hydrating solutions after long periods of exposure is one way of avoiding itchiness and irritation that can come with dry skin and dehydration.
STICK WITH ONE
It’s easy to get caught up in the wonderful world of cartilage, belly and nipple piercings, studs, or barbells. You would constantly want to switch it up to match you outfit, especially during the Holidays. But a good to lessen your chance of infection, it would be best to just pick one or sets of piercing jewelry and stick with that for the rest of the season. This is to prevent possible irritation and this way, extra cleanings needed from numerous changing can be avoided.
INVEST IN AFTER-CARE PRODUCTS
This is a one of the golden rules for all those who enjoy getting new piercings every now and then: balms, sprays, antimicrobial lotions, plug primers, stretch-up salves are absolute must-haves. For those who have lip, tongue and other oral piercings should also carry with them a small container of aftercare mouthwash especially during the holiday season where you’re constantly attending parties and munching on food.
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