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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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