Piercings: Maison Dorée's Golden Rules
If you've just taken the plunge and had your ears pierced, this article is for you. Post-piercing care is important if you want to heal perfectly and avoid complications. Here are a few tips, tricks and alternatives for taking proper care of your piercing!
NB: the care summarized in this article applies to all ear piercings.
Whether it's a lobe or cartilage piercing, make sure you go to a professional piercer and opt for a needle technique.Indeed, to guarantee your safety and well-being, it's imperative that this procedure be carried out in ideal conditions, in an environment dedicated to body piercings, following all recommended hygiene standards.
To help you, Maison Dorée has put together a selection of trustworthy piercers in Marseille.
Your piercer will tell you: one of the most important things you can do is to maintain impeccable hygiene.When you get pierced, he'll provide you with specific recommendations for the care of your piercing, but here's some valuable information already.How do I clean an ear piercing? It's simple, quick and effective.
The first step is to wash your hands with soap and water.
Then clean the piercing with a pH-neutral soap and rinse with clear water or saline solution. Pat the area dry with a clean compress. Clean twice a day for the first week, then once a day.
*Use a disinfectant only if you show signs of infection, such as sudden swelling or pain.
*Absolutely avoid the use of alcohol-based products, as these tend to dry out the skin, which can lead to bleeding. When cleaning piercings, use oil-based soaps instead, as they facilitate healing.
*To wipe the area, forget cotton and cotton buds, which sometimes leave fibers, and use gauze instead, available from chemists.
It may seem obvious, but touching your freshly pierced ears can slow down the healing process.
It's inadvisable to apply pressure to your pierced ears with your hands, at night or while wearing headphones, or even to rotate the jewelry, especially for tragus, daith, rook or conch piercings. You should also be careful with attachments (scarves, helmets, woollen sweaters, etc.), to avoid contact with outside bacteria and the risk of creating micro-lesions that will impact healing time.
Keloids, skin growths that form in response to skin damage, generally develop in response to excessive pressure or friction. They almost always form on piercings that have not yet fully healed. So the most important thing is to take good care of your piercing by following simple gestures to promote optimal healing and prevent their appearance.
Also, as your piercing heals, small scabs will form - a completely normal phenomenon. It's vital not to attempt to remove them. However, showering is an ideal opportunity to get rid of them, when the warm water can soften them. You can then gently tap them with a compress, and they'll loosen naturally. If they don't, they'll end up on the floor.
*For at least a month, it's essential to avoid places with high humidity, such as swimming pools, steam rooms, saunas or spas. Bacteria are more prevalent in warm, humid environments.
*Opt for showers instead of baths.
*To treat keloids, use tea tree essential oil. Apply 1 to 2 drops, 2 to 3 times a week, over a 15-day period (repeat if necessary). For the first three days, apply in the morning. After that, you can opt for an evening application.
First of all, healing ear piercings can take time. Everyone is different, and your body has its own rhythm. Keep in mind, too, that cartilage piercings take a relatively long time to heal, from 6 to 8 months. Be patient, and continue to take good care of your ears.
So don't change your jewelry if your piercing is still painful, swollen or irritated. Ear piercings need time to heal. We recommend that you do not remove or change your earrings or piercings until 6 to 8 weeks after piercing, or even longer if necessary. Don't hesitate to consult your piercer if you have any doubts about the healing of your piercing.
*Your piercing may swell during the healing phase, but this does not necessarily mean infection. The trick is to put saline solution in the fridge. Once cool, use it on sterile compresses to apply to the piercing. The cold will help reduce swelling!
*The time it takes for your piercings to heal is also influenced by the care you give them. If you use too many products, you risk delaying the healing process.
And because we're also thinking of the impatient and those who are still hesitating to take the piercing plunge, Maison Dorée offers a wide choice of earcuffs. These pretty jewels are worn around the conch and require no holes. With chains, with or without rhinestones, you're sure to find what you're looking for in our collection.
In short, taking care of your new piercings is a crucial step, as long as you follow these simple steps and take the time to allow your ears to heal properly. So take care of them, have fun, be creative and choose earrings that reflect your unique style. Get ready to shine with your new jewelry.
And if you'd like to know everything there is to know about piercings and their placement, follow the Maison Dorée guide!
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