Cleaning the nose ring is important in a healthy piercing. The first few weeks are an important time to ensure that the piercing heals quickly and easily. You can learn the basic cleaning and maintenance steps to keep your nose healthy.
Part 1 of 2: Keeping Piercings Clean
Step 1. Prepare the necessary items
If you don't have a cotton swab, or would like to try another cleaning method, you can make a small amount of saline solution to clean the area where the bacteria has been affected. Here are the things you will need:
- Small glass
- Antibacterial hand soap
- 1/2 tsp. Sea salt
- 1/2 cup warm water
- cotton bud
Step 2. Clean your hands with antibacterial soap
Only touch your piercing with clean hands. Then, clean your small glass with antibacterial soap before you start. Dry the glass thoroughly with a clean towel.
Step 3. Dissolve some sea salt in warm water
Put about 5 tablespoons of hot water in a bowl, then add about 2.5 teaspoons of sea salt and stir until the solution is evenly mixed. Let the salt water cool until you can touch it comfortably.
Dip a cotton ball in the solution to check how hot the water is, and do the same with the cotton bud
Step 4. Apply the solution with a cotton bud
Apply a small amount of saline solution around the skin on the piercing. Move the nose ring thoroughly and apply a small amount to the ring or piercing. This is useful for killing bacteria or germs that can trigger infection. Continue greasing while slowly turning the piercing.
There may be a slight crust forming around the piercing. Use a cotton swab to soften and descale the area, but don't rub it too hard. Usually you don't want to disturb the piercing
Step 5. Tilt your head to one side and submerge the piercing into the glass
It will feel weird at first, but try to keep your head down so water doesn't get into your nose.
Breathe in slowly through your nose, creating bubbles and stirring the solution around the piercing. You can also clean your nostrils with your finger. Do it for 30 seconds to a minute or so
Step 6. Use facial cleanser or soap to clean your face
Clean 2-3 times a day to keep your face clean. This is useful for cleaning dirt and oil that has accumulated around the piercing. It is very important to keep the piercing clean and free from infection.
Step 7. Recognize the symptoms of infection
An infected piercing will turn red and swollen, and sometimes ooze. If your infection doesn't go away, clean it periodically. When the infection clears up, sterilize your nose ring and replace it with a new ring, or if necessary, re-pierce.
I If your piercing becomes infected, clean it as usual for a few days. Add sterile saline to your cleaning routine
Part 2 of 2: Caring for Piercings
Step 1. Clean your piercing at least twice a day
How often should you clean your piercing? Morning and evening are suitable times. Keep an eye on the cleaning process and make sure that there are no signs of infection. With regular cleaning, your piercing should heal in two weeks.
Step 2. Leave the nose ring in place
Never clean a piercing by removing or removing the piercing before it heals. It's important to calm down and allow the piercing area to heal first, but never remove it from your nose or your wound will reopen. Most piercings require two months of recovery time before they can be removed.
Rotate your piercing regularly. This is especially important for new piercings and infected piercings, which can get stuck in a scab on your skin during the healing process. Gently press the nose ring back and forth through the piercing
Step 3. Never use alcohol or hydrogen peroxide
Clean your piercing only with a saline solution, or your piercing won't heal quickly. If the piercing is done in a sterile environment, you do not need to use an antiseptic cleaning agent.
- Peroxide and alcohol can kill dead skin around the piercing, and hinder the healing process. Do not use this method or other cleaning products. Use only a saline solution.
- If you're worried about how you look, don't apply make-up or any other type of treatment to your piercing. If necessary, cover the piercing area with a bandage if you don't like the way it looks.
Step 4. Be careful when you take off and undress
It can be very painful if your new piercing gets caught in your clothes when you put it on or take it off. To stay on the safe side, give yourself extra time to put on your clothes, or you'll be at great risk.