Jewels and ornaments are incredible, no matter what style. In this category, piercings are always avant-garde, bringing innovation and personality to even the most classic looks. The pieces, which are of the most varied types, can be placed in every corner of the body, bringing incredible versatility. And who doesn't want to live covered in jewelry, right?
Of course, more jewelry means more holes and, therefore, more care. Most of the time, we tend to let go of care when we put a piercing. However, this can mean having more headaches than when we take basic healing measures and maintain punctures. These are problems from keloids - collagen swelling due to healing - appearing around the hole until it weakens and tears. All of this can be avoided if the right precautions are taken.
But what precautions to take before and after putting on a new piercing?
Working With a Professional is a MUST
Of course, the first step is always to look for a quality professional who works with tools of good origin, sterilized, and suitable for piercing applications. Seeking referrals from good professionals with acquaintances is also essential. Using inappropriate tools or a professional applying the piercing incorrectly can make the hole unviable and prevent you from using a piercing, sending the work down the drain. Giving preference to piercing with needles instead of pistols also reduces damage to the application area, avoiding problematic healing.
Be Healthy! (seriously)
refers to having a good diet during the healing period. And it's no joke. A healthy diet is essential for the body to metabolize faster, necessary to recover. And not only that, but also always staying hydrated is good for your health and that of your new puncture.
Avoid Unnecessary Trauma
It seems that it is customary: Every time a part of our body is sensitized, it becomes the target of every mobile or immovable artifact around us. Piercings are no different. So it is advisable to take extra care not to hit the area of the body where your new piercing is. It is also preferable, for those who put on a new ear piercing, not to sleep on the side with the jewel. In long hair cases, take care not to pull hard any eventual curl around the piercing, causing inflammation.
Clean Pierced Area With the Right Products
Cleaning well with soap and water is essential to disinfect the piercing. It is also recommended that professionals clean with warm salted water, which speeds up healing and disinfects. It is almost unanimous in hearing instructions for cleaning with 70% alcohol, but alcohol dries out the skin, causing it to crack and create new wounds over the previous healing. So it's good to avoid it.
Be Patient it Wont Heal Overnight
There is not much mystery; patience is the key. Depending on the piercing area (lobe, cartilage), the hole can take up to 10 months to heal. Keep disinfecting and eating properly so that the process is as painless and uncomfortable as possible. If the piercing is bothering you a lot, go to the professional who made the hole and ask him to exchange the piercing for another material. This can help to reduce irritation and facilitate healing.
Wear Quality Jewelry
One of the decisive factors for a healthy healing is to use quality pieces. From a simple and delicate nose piercing to an imposing stick in the ear, the jewelry must be made with materials that will not give you allergies. The most indicated jewels are gold, silver, titanium, and surgical steel, as they are the least likely to cause irritation. Buy in places that can guarantee the origin and guarantee any problems that the jewel may present.
With the right care, piercing is no longer a problem to become the dream solution for those who want a beautiful jewel but at the same time want to escape the traditional. And you, do you have any other cool tips on piercing care? Tell us in the comments!