Keeping a New Piercing Clean during Your Healing Period

Each week, thousands of people worldwide celebrate special milestones or spice up their look by getting a new ear piercing. But, as everyone knows, new piercings require time and proper care to heal.

What’s the solution?

During your healing period, it’s important to use a product – like Inverness Ear Care Solution – that is created for the care of newly-pierced ears. Inverness Ear Care Solution is specially-formulated to help soothe & heal your newly pierced ears without the drying or chapping that can come from using rubbing alcohol or hydrogen peroxide.

Here are 5 things you should know about ear piercing aftercare:

  1. Follow your Ear Piercing Aftercare Instructions

During your ear piercing, you will be given instructions that explain how to use your ear piercing solution to clean your new piercing. Read and follow carefully to ensure your new piercing heals safely.

  1. Everyday Activities Can Irritate your New Piercing

Exercise caution to avoid injuring your new piercing. Be careful not to bump your ears when changing clothes, putting on your glasses, using your phone, or even styling your hair.

  1. Don’t touch!

This might be one of the hardest rules to follow, but keep your hands off your new piercing! It is tempting to touch or fiddle with your beautiful new earrings, but doing so increases your risk of infection. If you do need to touch your ears or earrings during your healing period, be sure to wash your hands first.

  1. Avoid Irritation

Products such as hair spray and sunscreen have the potential to irritate your new piercing. If you do get any of these products on your new piercing, cleanse your ears with your ear piercing solution immediately.

  1. Don’t Remove Your Starter Earrings Too Soon

Give your new piercing plenty of time* to heal properly before changing into new earrings. New piercings are sensitive, and you may find it very painful to insert new earrings if you remove your starter earrings too soon. We recommend waiting the full 6 weeks for an earlobe piercing and 12 weeks for a cartilage piercing to heal before you change into new earring styles.

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