Piercer Shopping - Tips For Removing Bumps And Courses On Your Piercings
" piercing cleaner" is a term that most of us never encounter. It is the job of a piercing brand to create a brand awareness campaign and to leverage on this awareness to sell more products. Unfortunately, until recently it was only available through prescription and by order from your local doctor. Now, the " Piercing Cleaner" brand of product has been made available to everyone over the counter. " Piercing Cleaner" is the brand name of a common household product which is widely used as a disinfectant, sterilizer, and skin moisturizer.
This is not your grandmother's " Piercing Cleaner". This product is a chemical based cleaner, and a very effective one at that. Its unique formula consists of sodium hypochlorite, along with other cleaning agents such as ethylenediamine, and chlorine dioxide. What the Sodium Hypochlorite and Erythromine do is they sterilize your new piercing, as well as removing any bacteria or mold that may have accumulated during it's long trip from it's root source in the earth.
The formula consists of an extremely high concentration of a pharmaceutical grade sodium chloride detergent. "Platinum Strong" as it is known is the ideal sodium chloride solution for use in cleansing jewelry and metalwork aftercare soap. It leaves all metals cleaners free of any stains, grease, oils, or dirt. This product should be applied directly to the wound, or as directed by your piercer, to be absorbed into the skin and into the blood stream. Be sure to follow all packaging directions, as this is a potent cleaning agent, and can cause some irritation to sensitive skin.
There are several ways to apply this valuable ear piercing aftercare product, but one easy way is to make a small swab with some gauze or soft washcloth, and insert it into the piercing hole. Use a cotton swab to apply gentle pressure to exfoliate any buildup of gunk and debris from the healing process. Be sure not to scrape or nick the piercing, as any damage caused to the skin can spread infection, or leave a nasty scar. Follow directions on the package for the best results.
Another very popular option is to spray the healing product directly onto the skin. Using a cotton swab, apply the product to the swab, being careful to avoid touching the wound itself. Be sure the product is immediately dried after application, and allow it to dry completely on the skin before covering it with a sterile bandage. Most brands of Plating Cleaner are fragrance free, but if you have any particular preferences, be sure to let the manufacturer know.
Another way to make an efficient piercing aftercare solution is to soak cotton ball in a mixture of salt and distilled water. Once saturated, pull the cotton ball out of the solution and discard. Salt and distilled water will draw out any infection that might be on the piercing. Use this solution regularly, especially after swimming and exercise, as it will help get rid of any possible bacteria.
For difficult to remove bumps or crooked areas, consider using the piercing aftercare spray on cotton balls. These small beads should be soaked in rubbing alcohol before use. Apply to the bump twice a day, until the desired softness is achieved. This solution can also be used to soothe chafed or irritated skin.
The essential oils found in lavender, rosemary, and thyme are excellent natural alternatives to harsh bactericidal cleansers. Combine two drops of essential oils with one cup of cool, boiled water and soak a cotton ball in the mixture. Gently scrub the area with the cotton ball, rinsing gently with cool water.