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    Body Piercing Stretching: Why and How

    Body Piercing Stretching: Why and How
    Body piercing stretching is a very important decision to make, especially when you decide to add bigger body jewelry to your body piercings. For it to work, it has to be planned and well-guided by a professional piercer or there is a risk you could have excessive scar tissue.

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    Stretching Aftercare: What Products to Buy

    Stretching Aftercare: What Products to Buy
    Each body heals differently and requires a 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.

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    Body Piercing Aftercare: What Products to Buy and Why

    Body Piercing Aftercare: What Products to Buy and Why

    Body piercing aftercare should not be an afterthought. It is best to know how to care for your body piercing (or modification) prior to getting pierced to avoid itchy bumps, discomfort, inflammation, and infections. There is an entire market for caring for your body piercing, so you might as well do some research and avoid mishaps.

    Where do you even begin? Let’s start off with setting expectations. Body piercing aftercare products are mostly meant for cleaning and preventing infection after getting body piercings. They are not for healing wounds, however, with clean body jewelry, wounds can heal easily. The Association for Professional Piercers recommends using either a sea salt solution mixture or a packaged sterile saline solution, if the former is not available.

    Our staff recommends getting H2Ocean Piercing Aftercare Spray that helps remove dried discharge and lymph secretions safely. Just spray on your piercings or modifications every 3-4 hours, and you’re on your merry way to start the day. The saline soak promotes optimal healing than create a harsh PH balance for your skin, which most soaps tend to do.

    Browse through our store: H2Ocean Piercing Aftercare Spray

    Just remember to not use the saline spray for more than your piercer’s recommendation or your wound will not heal up quickly.

    If you would rather lather up to clean your wound, do so with a mild liquid soap. Our piercers recommend the Provon Antimicrobial Lotion Soap (with 0.3% Chloroxylenol), which is specially formulated for woundcare.  Use this soap for fresh piercings once or twice a day during the initial healing period to avoid any irritation.

    Browse through our store: Provon Antimicrobial Lotion Soap

    Not feeling a lotion soap? Go get a piercing serum. The Whole Life Tea Tree Oil Piercing Serum is specially formulated for piercing aftercare. Made with Australian Tea Tree Oil (Metaluca) and Jojoba Oil, Vitamin E, and Lavender Oil, this piercing serum prevent fresh piercings from getting bacterial infection and irritation.

    Is bad odor a problem too? No worries because it helps eliminate that as well as germs and crud. This tree oil piercing serum also acts as mild pain killer.

    Browse through our store: Whole Life Tea Tree Oil Piercing Serum

    Not all body piercing aftercare products are created equal however. For the more sensitive nose piercing, you would need a milder solution to avoid irritating your nasal passages. The nose is, after all, prone to colds, allergies, low humidity and overuse of chemical nasal decongestants.

    For extra care, use Nasalzyme, which has a gentle saline formula that will cleanse, moisturize and clear nasal passages. No more dry, inflamed, and congested nasal passages with this guy. It is made by H2Ocen so you be sure that it is sterile and free from preservatives or harsh chemicals.

    Browse through our store: Nasalzyme Nasal Spray

    There is not one body piercing aftercare product that can solve all aftercare concerns. There is a variety out there so you must do some research on what you think might work for you.

    Do you have other body piercing aftercare questions we didn’t address? Watch out for our next blog post for more. Also, don’t shy away from leaving a question below because we will answer them for you.


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    Top 5 Creative Mother’s Day Gifts That Every Moms Will Love

    Top 5 Creative Mother’s Day Gifts That Every Moms Will Love
    Women are a walking miracle. They give birth, nurture life, and raise incredible individuals out of little children. Not everyone gets to witness how life is with a mother, but we all have wonderful women to be grateful to for standing beside us and believing in us. Celebrate them this Mother’s Day and shower them some love.

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