Body piercing has become all the rage lately, with an abundance of women having navel piercings, upper lip piercings, or even small nostril piercings. What a lot of women don’t know prior to getting these piercings is that a whole lot of care goes into taking care of any body piercing that we put into our body. Without proper maintenance and care, our body piercing that we love may quickly become infected and may even grow over, which means we will either need to re-pierce the area in order to get the piercing back or give up on it all together.
After you have a piercing done, it’s important to wash out the area twice a day with lukewarm water that has sea salt in it. You can do this as a rinse, or you can dab cotton balls or napkins or cotton cloths into the sea salt water and use that to clean out the area. Don’t bother rinsing off the salt from the area as it will help keep the area clean throughout the day. It’s a good idea to do this first thing in the morning and within an hour or two of when you retire for bed.
It is also important to clean your hands thoroughly before touching the area with your hands. Invest in a quality antibacterial soap and make sure that you have always washed your hands for at least 20 seconds under warm, running water prior to touching your piercing. Try to resist touching the area as much as you possibly can, as touching it only will irritate it all the more.
If you notice that the jewelry is causing some skin irritation, you may want to dust on some antibacterial powder. This will help reduce any sort of infection or irritation in the area, which in turn will help prevent your skin “rejecting” the piercing.
Some other things that will help heal up the piercing fast is using emu oil and taking a daily multi vitamin. The emu oil, when applied to the piecing, will help heal it up far more quickly than if you were to try and allow the piercing to heal on its own. A daily multivitamin that is enriched with both vitamin c and zinc will help ensure that your body has the appropriate nutrients in its system to help heal the area.
It’s important to understand that a piercing, while it may be attractive, is still a ‘wound’ that needs to heal. While the wound heals, there is a high possibility that you will suffer from some itching in the area. Tea tree oil is a great way to naturally put a stop to any itching you may be suffering from. You can apply the tea tree oil with a cotton swab, or dab it on with a clean finger.