Body piercings are a common thing that many will get done either as a way of expressing themselves or for vanity purposes. Whatever the reason may be, it’s important to look after your body piercings after you’ve had the procedure. Here are some tips to look after your body piercings properly.
Follow The Aftercare Guidelines
All body piercings that you get done will require some aftercare and three will be things that you can do and things that you can’t do. It’s important that you listen very carefully to the person who has pierced a part of your body and what they recommend when it comes to the aftercare. Aftercare is very important to do because like anything foreign that enters the body and stays in it, it can often be rejected by the body. It might cause infections if you’re not careful and so the aftercare process will usually ensure that doesn’t happen. If the aftercare process is to be done over a certain time, make sure you fulfil that time to the end and not simply stop because you feel like you’ve done enough. Always follow the guidelines and recommendations of the professionals because otherwise, you risk doing damage to your body. That’s not something that you want to cause on purpose!
Avoid Swimming To Begin With
When it comes to any body piercings, whether it’s a nipple piercing or a nose one, there’s a universal rule that you should not go swimming or get your piercing wet within the first twenty-four hours or so. The reason why is that you could be risking the infection of the piercing even more so by getting it wet. Try to avoid getting any water on the piercing during this time and if you need to take a shower, be sure to cover the piercing with a waterproof plaster or two to ensure it doesn’t get wet.
Don’t Mess With The Piercing
Piercings are something that is going to be a little sore when they’ve only just been done, and the last thing you want to be doing is messing around with the piercing. It could aggravate the skin and tissue around it and lead to an infection. You’ll also be touching the piercing with dirty hands unless you wash them first. It’s just best if you leave it as it is until it’s healed enough for you to take it out and put it back in again.
Get Help If Anything Is Concerning You
Infections often happen with piercings, even if you’ve done everything to look after it during the aftercare process. If you are concerned with anything, whether it’s still painful or there’s some discolouration you’re concerned about, get help from the individual or clinic or did the piercing. For any emergencies, be sure to go to the hospital straight away to get it removed.
Looking after your body piercings are important so use these tips to make sure they’re looked after properly and don’t get infected. That way, you can enjoy your body piercing without any negative experience attached to it!