Tips and Tricks to Clean Piercings
Cleaning piercings and proper aftercare are just as important as selecting the piercing parlor that performed your piercing. The danger of not cleaning piercings correctly is infection. To avoid infection you will need to clean your piercing twice a day without fail. You should never make excuses as to why you cannot do your cleaning twice a day because it is so important for proper healing.
You should begin by cleaning your piercing with a gentle, fragrance free anti bacterial soap. A great place to do this is the shower because the warm water can help gently remove any crusties that form on the jewelry. If the water alone does not remove them, you can use a tissue or swab to remove the rest. You should never use a washcloth because they can contain bacteria and other germs.
It is also important to follow this cleaning with a residue free wash. Nature’s Pure Defense is the perfect solution because it does not leave a residue and is perfectly ph balanced to work with your skin to promote healing. If you are doing salt water soaks for pain, then following up with a residue free rinse
is also a great idea. You should also be following up any other salt water rinses or sprays with a product like Nature’s Pure Defense to remove unwanted residues.
Drying your piercing is important as well. Bacteria love warm, wet environments so the drying of a piercing is actually an essential part of cleaning piercings. You should never use a bath towel because just like a wash cloth towels can be a home to nasty bacteria even when they are clean. Instead, pat your piercing dry with cotton balls, swabs or a tissue. Always use a patting motion and never rub your piercing to avoid tearing.