Care for Pierced Ears in Winter

During winter months, cold and dry air can leave the skin very sensitive. This can also have harmful effects on newly-pierced ears. It’s important to keep your skin hydrated and safe throughout a winter healing process. Here are our top tips for keeping new piercings healthy:

Be cautious while wearing winter clothing: In the colder weather, people like to wear turtlenecks, hats, scarfs, and earmuffs.  These can irritate your new piercing if your earrings get tangled in your clothing. Take extra care when changing your clothes or taking off your hat or scarf!

Use tape during winter activities: An ear piercing should never keep you from enjoying various winter sports. If you are skiing, sledding, or ice skating, you are probably wearing a helmet or hat. Covering the piercing site with a piece of tape during physical activity will prevent it from getting caught on any clothing.

Aftercare solution: Cleanse both sides of the piercing site three times a day with Inverness Aftercare Solution and rotate completely. Make sure to always wash your hands before touching your ears.

Use gentle hair products: When washing and styling hair, it’s crucial to be extra careful around the ears. Make sure you’re using a safe and gentle shampoo and conditioner. Always rinse your piercing after using hair products and reapply your aftercare solution. Also: use extra caution with any hair tools you may use such as a brush, flat iron, or curling iron.

Avoid medical creams unless prescribed by your doctor: If winter months leave your piercing site dry and irritated, avoid the temptation to use creams or lotions. If you think your piercing may be infected, check with your doctor before using any products like over the counter antibiotic creams.

These simple steps can make a huge difference when it comes to your piercing this winter. If you have any questions or you are looking for more information on ear care you can visit our website here!