There is so much that can be expressed using your body jewelry. From your favorite activities, colors and hobbies, to each unique trait of your personality, you can let the world know the real you with every carefully selected item you wear. With so many pieces of beautiful, expressive and safe jewelry to choose from, it’s difficult to imagine NOT wearing as many pieces of these as often as possible.
FreshTrends offers a wide assortment of products, all made from the highest quality materials, so that you can choose the right items to showcase your individuality and uniqueness. It is, however, important to always be safe and hygienic in changing out your body piercings. A piercing, after all, is a wound inflicted to your body, and until it heals properly, this wound needs to be adequately cared for in order to expedite healing and prevent infection. To get the most out of your piercings, you should always use caution and common sense.
So even though you’re dying to show off that dangle belly ring or cartilage earring shield , sometimes it’s best to be patient. How patient? When is it safe to change out your piercing jewelry? Here are some tips to help you care for your piercings so that they – and you – stay healthy and beautiful:
- Piercing jewelry should not be changed during the initial healing process. The healing process can vary greatly from one person to another, and from one piercing type to the next. Some piercings can take as little as two months or as long as one full year to heal. During this time, it is recommended that you keep the original jewelry in place to prevent closure or infection. Remember that piercings heal from the outside, in, so even though they may look like they’re completely healed, they may not be.
- Keep the area clean, making sure to follow the instructions that your piercer gave you. Always disinfect any jewelry that you are inserting into a piercing, even if the jewelry is brand new. FreshTrends offers special products to help you adequately disinfect and clean both the jewelry and the piercing area. These products can be found in the Aftercare Section of our website, and may also be purchased through many piercers. Please be sure to follow the directions on the product label to ensure proper and safe usage.
- Use only body jewelry made from high quality materials that are safe to use on body piercings. Surgical steel, non-allergic anodized titanium, nickel-free 14K gold and .925 sterling silver are safe materials to use, so stick to jewelry that is made from these metals.
- If you must temporarily remove your jewelry, check with your piercer or use a retainer to prevent closure of the piercing. Some piercings can begin to close very quickly, sometimes within minutes of the jewelry being removed, so if you want to retain your piercing, make sure you take the necessary steps to prevent closure. It’s always wise to keep a few piercing retainers on hand if you need a discreet way to maintain your piercing.
Most importantly, use your common sense and intuition. No one knows your body better than you do, so pay attention for any signs that something might be off. In case of an infection or wound that does not heal, contact your doctor immediately.
Follow these simple steps to ensure that your body piercing jewelry is safe to change out, and you’ll discover a world of beautiful artistic expression, using the canvas of your body to show everyone who you are and what makes you special and unique.