Your beauty hole is the place where you fix up all the jewelry to complete your perfect beauty look or self expression with every day of your life. So you need to make sure you are keeping your holes clean and healed for a long time. Try these tips.
– Don’t touch! As with all piercings, cartilage piercings should be touched as little as possible since your hands carry bacteria and may cause infection. Contact with any substances (body fluids, moisture, makeup, body sprays, etc.) should be avoided.
– Don’t twist the jewelry either, since it can tear the fistula (the healing skin) and cause scarring, make it harder to heal, and sometimes even cause a rejection of the piercing.
– Keep it clean, but don’t pick! You’ll just get bacteria into the wound. The crust that forms is a normal part of the healing process.
– To clean: When you’re in the shower, let the warm water wash over the piercing. You can also douse the area with a sterile saline solution (the same stuff you use to clean contacts: You can make your own saline by adding 1/4 teaspoon of non-iodized salt to a cup of warm
water). If your piercing is painful or irritated, you might soak it in the saline as well. Only use an antibacterial soap if you worry that your piercing has come into contact with something dirty.
How Long Does It Take to Heal?
Give your new piecing 3-6 months of healing time. Some people may need 6-12 months for their cartilage to fully recover. During this period, clean your piercing twice daily with warm water or a saline solution.
They said my helix piercing would probably take 6 to 8 months to heal, 12 months maximum, but that I could change the jewelry after three months if it was healing well. I integrated my cleaning time with my usual morning and evening rituals: I cleaned it in the morning after I showered and brushed my teeth and then again in the evening when I got ready for bed. Doing it this way helped make cleaning my piercing seem like a simple addition to my daily routine, and also helped me remember to do it.
I hope this was helpful. Live The Joy Life!