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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Body & Facial Piercing Aftercare Solutions



CLEANING SOLUTIONS
H2Ocean is the most highly recommend product for piercing after care. H2Ocean increases circulation to the body piercing and accelerates the healing process. It will also help reduce lumps, scar tissue and itching. You can also use, although not as effective, a mild non-iodized (no iodine) sea salt soaks as described below.

The following information was written by the Association of Professional Piercers. For additional information, please visit their website at: http://www.safepiercing.org/.


SALT WATER SOAKS

Mild sea salt water soaks are strongly suggested at least once a day to accelerate healing and increase your comfort. This may also help to reduce irritation in the area. Dissolve a pinch (1/4 teaspoon) of sea salt into one cup (8 oz.) of warm or hot water in a clean cup. Distilled water is optimal. A stronger solution is not better as you can burn your piercing with too much salt. Invert it over the area to form a vacuum and soak directly for a few minutes. For certain placements it is easier to use a clean cotton ball or gauze pad soaked in the salt water and applied to the pierced area. Follow with a clear water rinse or splash then pat dry with paper products.

Salt water soaks help to stimulate air and blood circulation which facilitates healing. You can do a brief salt water soak before your daily cleaning(s) as well as several additional times a day. It is particularly advisable to soak before you do anything active, as it will prevent crust from being pulled inside the piercing as you move around. Salt water is the only additional product (other than the cleanser and water) we suggest you use to care for your piercing.
One soak per day should be for at least a few minutes. Additional soaks can be brief (1 minute or so) and still be effective for soothing the area and removing matter.



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