As you hopefully know, cleaning solutions are a key to keeping your piercings clean and well-maintained, especially during the very sensitive healing period. All reliable piercers will carefully outline all of the things you need to perform in order to take a good care of your piercing and avoid potential problems such as infections, migration, rejection and other issues.
These aftercare instructions should be detailed and you need to take them very seriously. Most of the time, proper aftercare is the most important thing you need to do to ensure the wellbeing of your new piercing and prevent problems.
Usually, your piercer or instructions they give you will mention the types of cleaners you should and should not use. Sometimes, they will even recommend certain cleaners and warn you against the others. What you need to know here is that cleaners should not be expensive. In fact, the most affordable solutions are often the best and most effective of them all.
A simple saline solution is very affordable and effective, so you won’t have to worry about that. Also, a great news – you can actually make this solution all by yourself! All you need to do is to follow a couple instructions to get it right. (If in doubt, as someone who is more skillful to make the solution for you).
Making Your Own Cleaning Solution
You can make a very effective cleaning solution all by yourself. It’s cheap and easy to make, but it’s important to choose the right ingredients.
To make a useful cleaning solution, it’s important to be careful. It’s vital that your solution is sterile in order to prevent infections and other problems. It’s also important to use only ingredients without any additives. If in doubt, check out the labels.
It’s best to go for a sterile, non-iodized sea salt solution, but you may opt for a different solution, too. However, it’s best to go for non-iodized salt. This salt is iodine free so it’s better to be used for this purpose.
To make a mixture, take about ¼ teaspoon of sea salt and mix it with one cup of warm water. Make sure that the water is sterile, so go for a distilled water or a bottled water. Keep in mind that this is all you need to make an effective mixture – you don’t need anything else.
Also, it’s important to know that ¼ teaspoon of sea salt is enough. You do not have to make a stronger mixture. In fact, a stronger mixture (with more sea salt) can only irritate your piercing and lead to more problems.
There are some other good cleaning solutions you may try. As a general rule, you should stay away from any harsh cleaner:
- Anti-microbial gentle soaps. These soaps can be useful, but only if they are very gentle and made of organic components.
- Commercial saline solution. You may purchase a saline solution at an affordable price. Make sure that it’s made from sterile ingredients and that it’s not too strong. If it’s too strong, you will have to add some sterile water before use.
- H2Ocean Piercing Aftercare Spray. This is one of the best cleaning products specially formulated for new piercings. We recommend it because it’s safe and use body-friendly ingredients. It’s also very effective and promotes quicker healing.