Essential Information for Body Piercing Healing and Aftercare

lip_ringWhen you get any sort of piercing, you should understand that your body needs time to heal and adjust to the new modification. Treat your new piercing with care, the way you would an open wound or injury. Keeping your piercing clean is the most important thing you can do. You want to make sure that it heals the proper way so that you can enjoy your piercing.

It cannot be stressed enough that you need to keep your piercing clean. This is the most important aspect of body piercing healing. For the best results, use an antibacterial soap that is mild and won’t irritate your skin. You don’t want to use harsh soaps that have irritating fragrances or a lot of added chemicals. Here at Kolo Piercing, we recommend using H2Ocean Blue-Green Soap, which is an aloe enriched mild antiseptic soap.

Using warm water to clean your piercing while you are in the shower is usually the best approach. The warm water helps you to loosen the body jewelry and remove any discharge around your piercing. Do not use a washcloth to clean your piercing. If you do use washcloths or bath towels on your piercing, make sure they are clean and have not been used previously. Otherwise, there may be germs and bacteria that can get into your piercing from these items. Make sure your hands are clean when you cleanse your piercing, and rotate your jewelry so that the soap gets into the piercing. After you have cleansed the area, rinse thoroughly. Getting all of the soap out is essential for preventing irritation.

H2Ocean Sea Salt Spray is a great for the healing process. Salt sprays are known to help to soothe the area, calm any inflammation, and draw out infections or impurities. H2Ocean Piercing Aftercare Spray is enhanced with natural enzymes and has over 82 trace elements and minerals essential for living cells. Make sure you are keeping your piercing dry with cotton balls or cotton swabs. We also recommend H2Ocean Mouthwash for lip and tongue piercings. H2Ocean’s Arctic Ocean Rinse uses sea salt and natural enzymes to help cleanse and protect your teeth and gums.

For more information, visit our learning center to learn more about body piercings.