Piercing Solution: The Ultimate Guide to Caring For Your New Piercing

Piercing Solution: The Ultimate Guide to Caring For Your New Piercing

Getting a new piercing is an exciting experience, but taking care of it properly is important to ensure it heals healthily and quickly.

Here, we take you through everything you need to know about piercing solutions, including what to look out for, how to apply it and some key ingredients that we recommend. Let’s get into it…

What Is A Piercing Solution?

A piercing solution is a special liquid designed to clean and care for new piercings. 

As a new piercing is as vulnerable as a new wound, protecting it from infection is important to ensure a quick healing process.

Piercing solutions are designed to help this process by sterilising and soothing the area. 

It’s worth noting that piercing solutions should be used alongside (not instead of) saline solutions, in order to speed up the healing process.

What Do Piercing Solutions Do?

Piercing solutions are designed to speed up the healing process. They do this in a number of ways:

  1. Healing: The best piercing solutions contain ingredients that help the healing process without irritating the skin. These ingredients can help reduce swelling, redness and pain - helping the skin to heal faster.
  2. Lubrication: Piercing solutions help lubricate the area, making it easier to move jewellery in the piercing without causing damage or irritation. Given that it’s important to keep moving the jewellery throughout the healing process, this lubrication can help to make the experience more comfortable.

Tips For Choosing The Right Piercing Solution

When choosing a piercing solution, it’s important to consider a few different things: 

1. Ingredients

Try to look for solutions, Like YAYO’s Clean Piercing Solution that use natural ingredients to reduce the risk of skin irritation.

For example, instead of a harsh, chemical antiseptic, a natural ingredient like Tea Tree Oil can help prevent infection. 

Other natural ingredients that we recommend looking out for include:

  • Sunflower Oil: Known for its moisturising properties, it keeps the skin hydrated and acts as a lubricant.
  • Vitamin E: An antioxidant that helps skin heal and prevents scarring.
  • Niaouli Oil: Acts as a natural antiseptic whilst also boosting skin cell production.
  • Lavender Oil: Known for reducing inflammation and its cleansing properties. 
  • Hemp Seed Oil and Cannabidiol Extract: These ingredients promote skin health and can help with light pain relief.

2. Testing

Make sure you choose a piercing solution that has been properly dermatologically tested and is suitable for all skin types. 

Solutions that are natural and vegan are often better for this, as they avoid using harsh chemicals that can irritate sensitive and newly pierced skin. 

3. Application 

Use products that are easy to apply. Solutions with spray bottles or droppers mean you can apply the liquid to the area without having to touch it, which can help reduce the risk of infection.

How To Apply Your Piercing Solution

Properly applying your piercing solution is important to make sure your piercing heals quickly. 

When doing this you should:

1. Wash Your Hands

Always wash your hands before touching your piercing or applying any solution. This helps prevent bacteria from entering the piercing.

2. Use The Solution On Front And Back Of Piercing

For spray bottles: Apply one spray to the pierced area, making sure to cover both the front and back of the piercing.

For dropper bottles: Apply a few drops directly onto the piercing site, but try not to touch it with the nozzle. 

3. Apply Regularly

Apply the solution 2-4 times a day, or as many times as recommended by your piercer. 

Applying the solutions consistently can help speed up the healing process and ensure your piercing remains clean throughout the day.

4. Avoid Touching The Piercing Too Much

While it’s important to keep your piercing clean, avoid touching or rotating the jewelry too much. 

Over-handling can increase the risk of infection and irritate the piercing, causing pain.

Extra Tips For Piercing Care

While finding the right solution is important, there are several other ways to help your new piercing heal.

  • Avoid putting your piercing in Water: For the first few weeks, avoid swimming pools, hot tubs, and lakes which can be full of bacteria.
  • Wear Loose Clothing: If you have a body piercing, wear loose clothing to avoid irritation and stop it from catching.

Conclusion

Caring for a new piercing requires consistency, care, patience and the right products. 

Choosing a piercing solution with natural ingredients is the best way to speed up the healing process. 

By using a high-quality solution and keeping your piercing clean, you can ensure your new piercing stays healthy and healing from day 1.