APP TAKING CARE OF YOUR NEW PIERCING
TAKING CARE OF YOU NEW PIERCING
What To Clean With?
USE ONE OR BOTH OF THE FOLLOWING PRODUCTS ON YOUR HEALING PIERCING:
Packages sterile saline solution made for wound care (read the label), or a non-iodized sea salt mixture you make yourself: dissolve 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon of non-iodized (iodine-free) sea salt into one cup (8 oz.) of warm distilled or bottled water. A stronger solution can irritate your piercing, so don’t put in too much salt!
A mild, fragrance-free liquid soap-preferably antimicrobial or germicidal.
(Ask your piercer, check the APP website, or call 888.888.1APP for the best products.)
How To Clean Your Piercing?
WASH your hands really well before you clean or touch your piercing for any reason.
SALINE soak for five minutes once or more per day. Seal a cup of warm saline solution over the area. For some piercings it will be easier to use clean gauze or paper towels soaked in saline solution. Rinse after you salt soak because dried salt crystals could hurt you and your piercing.
SOAP only once or twice a day. While showering, lather up a dime sized drop of the soap to clean the jewelry and the piercing. Leave the soap on the piercing no more than thirty seconds.
RINSE to remove all of the soap from the piercing. you do not have to rotate your jewelry through the piercing.
DRY gently with clean, disposable paper products. Cloth towels could snag on jewelry, and they might have bacteria on them.
Tips For Ear/ear Cartilage And Facial Piercings
Use the t-shirt trick: Dress your pillow in a large, clean t-shirt and turn it nightly; one clean t-shirt provides four clean surfaces for sleeping.
Keep everything super clean that comes near or touches the pierced area: telephones, headphones, eyeglasses, helmets, and hats.
Be careful when styling your hair, and let your stylist know if you are healing a piercing.