Piercing: 3 mistakes to avoid as summer approaches

Your piercing is recent and you do not know how to protect it this summer? Here are 3 mistakes not to commit so that it heals well, even during the summer season.

The piercings take more or less time to heal depending on where they are made. For cartilage, count on average 6 to 9 months healing while the lobe takes about two months. For those of the nose, it will last 3 to 6 months according to the people and for the body piercings (navels, nipple ...) or surface (on the wrist, on the arms ...), it can take up to two years.

If you are in phase healing, it is important to take certain precautions and avoid mistakes that could harm your piercing, and even cause a infection.

1 / Bathing in the sea or in a swimming pool

If the temptation to throw you into thefresh water is great, you have to manage to control yourself. Why ? In the pool, even if the water is chlorinated, bacteria are present and can infect your piercing. In the sea, salt but also bacteria can have the same effect.

2 / Exposing it to the sun

The hole made may be akin to a wound. This is the reason why it should not be exposed to the sun. Be careful, do not apply a UV protection cream as this may causeinfect the piercing. The best solution : to avoid to expose yourself to the maximum!

3 / Forgetting to clean it

A piercing is not insignificant: it is about piercing your flesh or your cartilage. The skin is found livewhich makes it fragile and more prone to infections. That's why professionals advise to clean the piercing. During the two weeks following the appointment, the wound must be disinfected with an antiseptic, then cleaned with a mild soap with neutral pH. Then, it must simply be cleaned with soap for the next 3 months.

Even in summer, you have to think about it: after a visit to the beach, be sure to clean iteven if you have not been in contact with the water, as dust, bacteria and sand may have been lodged inside.

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