It’s very important to clean your belly button piercing while it’s healing. That means cleaning it one to two times a day for four to six weeks. You should also make sure you clean your piercing after sweating. Sweat can irritate the wound, as well as washing in other dirt, so clean it away promptly.
Herein, how do I take care of my belly button piercing?
Belly Button Piercing Aftercare
- Wash your hands before you touch your piercing. …
- Swab with saline solution to keep it clean and avoid infection. …
- Don’t clean too much. …
- Gently dry the area with a clean, disposable paper product.
- Leave any crust alone. …
- Don’t put anything on your belly button unless a doctor tells you to.
Regarding this, when can I stop cleaning my belly piercing?
When Can I Stop Cleaning My Piercing? After about a month of cleaning your new belly button piercing at least two-to-four times a day, you can stop doing it if things seem to be going well. If you’ve had complications, you may want to keep doing it for another week or two.
Can I put Vaseline on my belly piercing?
Yes, vaseline and petroleum jelly products are meant to protect the skin. No, you should not use it on your piercing.
It is recommended that you do not wear high waisted jeans to your piercing appointment. Unless you pull them down to a degree, they’ll obstruct the piercing site. After you have your belly button pierced, high waisted jeans would compress the new, sore site and potentially snag your jewelry.
How to Sleep With a Belly Button Piercing
- Sleep on your back.
- Use light, soft sheets.
- Wear loose clothing to avoid friction.
- Keep your sheets clean.
- Elevate your head.
- Wash your hands before bed.
- Don’t take the piercing out.
- Let the pierced area breathe.
When you get a new piercing you should never sleep on the piercing side. For example, if you get a belly button piercing, you should not sleep on your stomach. Try to sleep on your back. … This may take some time to adjust for a certain sleeping position but it is worth it.
After you’ve been pierced
- Avoid hot tubs, pools, and lakes. Your wound can come into contact with bacteria in the water.
- Opt for clean, loose-fitting clothing. Tight garments can irritate the area and trap bacteria.
- Protect the piercing. …
- Avoid the sun to prevent sunburns.
Then use a cotton swab and your cleaning solution to gently wipe the area around your belly button and the ring. Pat the area dry with a clean towel. Do not use alcohol or hydrogen peroxide, as these can dry out your skin and irritate the area around the piercing.
DON’T Use Harsh Chemicals
No tea tree oil, alcohol, peroxide, antibacterial soap, or ointments. DO NOT use moisturizing soaps like Dove and Olay or antibacterials like Dial. These soap additives leave a residue that builds up in piercing and can contribute to irritation bumps.
Dip a cotton swab in rubbing alcohol and gently rub the surfaces inside your bellybutton. If the swab gets dirty, throw it away and start a new one. Once the cotton swab comes out clean, use a fresh one dipped in water to rinse the alcohol out of your bellybutton so it doesn’t dry your skin.
- A daily saline wash kills bacteria in and around your piercing and keeps it clean, helping the healing process 1.
- The best way to do this is to soak your piercing in salt water for 10 minutes, typically by forming a suction seal between your belly and a cup of salt water.