Piecing the skin and adorning it with jewels is not a new concept. This has been in practice for thousands of years. This is now a wider concept where anyone can get a piercing irrespective of their gender and where one can pierce any part of the body, not just the ears, and nose, but can also get a piercing on the eyebrows, lips, bellybutton, and some even go for bizarre piercings like lips. These piercings look nice and stylish but with looking trendy you need to look after the skin as well. You need to look after the skin that is pierced so that there is no infection or any other problem. There are many things that you need to keep in mind when you get your new piercing.
1: Choosing Between Needle and Gun
It is an important thing to do before you get your piercing, which is to choose the instrument you would use for the piercing. If you choose the gun, which a lot of people do, this would force the earring along with the piercing which would affect the skin tissues too much but you get your piercings done in just a few seconds. On the other hand, when you use a needle you check if it is clean and sterile and if the damage to your skin tissues is minimal.
2: Keeping The Piercing Clean
Make sure that you keep your piercing and the area clean. You need to be careful when cleaning it and use products that would keep your skin moisturized and soft so that it helps in the healing process. You should use oil-based cleaning products to help in keeping the skin clean. Do not use alcohol-based products as they can harm your skin and make it dry, increasing the healing process.
3: Handling the Piercing With Care
Not only the cleaning, but you also need to handle the piercings with care. You need to wear clothes keeping the pairing in mind that you do not stick a piece or thread in that when the area is healing. You need to be careful with the piercing. Do not tug them, touch the area with dirty hands, consume food or drinks that can cause the healing to slow down, or any place where your piercing can get dirty and you can get an infection due to that.
4: Know That it Takes Time to Heal
You need to be patient when it comes to piercings and healing. The skin around the piercings and the cartilage takes a lot of time to heal and stop hurting. You need to keep it healthy and clean and make sure that you apply ointment when needed. Piercings on different body parts take different amounts of time to heal and thus you need too very patient throughout the whole process. These can take a month or two or even more healing.
5: Contacting the Piercer
There would be some redness or swelling when you get a piercing but there should never be excess pain, redness, or swelling. There should never be infection around the area. If you face any kind of problem with your piercing, immediately contact your piercer and get it checked. If you feel that the problem is not solved or the skin is infected around the piercings, consult a skin specialist. Do not try any home remedies, or ask for help online when it comes to piercing. It is best to visit the piercer or a doctor.
Do not remove your piercing during the healing time as it might close the piercing. If you take proper care of your skin and piercing and make sure to apply medicine if provided or any sort of ointment, clean it carefully and follow all the steps told by the piercer then you would not have any problem or infection. Infections, skin problems, pain, and other piercing-related problems occur when the new piercing is not taken care of properly. You can get as many piercings as you like as long as you can take care of them and your skin and keep the freshly pierced area clean. Have stylish and unique piercings.
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