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.
Similarly one may ask, how do you take care of a new 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.
Simply so, what can I use to clean my belly button piercing besides sea salt?
Do not use iodized salt, kosher salt or Epsom salts, as these can irritate the piercing. However, you can use a store-bought saline solution instead of the sea salt.
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.
Stay away from unclean water.
Just like you should avoid taking a bath and instead take a shower, you should also avoid other pools or collections of water. Water areas like swimming pools, hot tubs, and lakes and rivers should be avoided during the first year after your initial piercing.
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.
During the healing process, you should do the following:
- 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.
Really, it’s neither attractive nor trashy. Attractive girls are gonna be attractive and the ones that aren’t will stay that way with or without the piercing. But belly button piercings are at least a lot better than any “face rings” that aren’t on the ears, I’ll give it that.
Always wash hands thoroughly before contact with piercing. Do not use rubbing alcohol or hydrogen peroxide. (Both slow the healing of pierced area by drying and killing new healthy cells.)
To make sure the healing process goes as smoothly as possible, wash your hands before you touch your piercing or jewelry. Don’t soak your piercing in any water (other than saline solution) until it’s fully healed.
While the more obvious way to clean out the belly button is to dig in with a washcloth during a shower, many dermatologists recommend also using an astringent, like witch hazel or alcohol, and a cotton swab. They suggest cleaning the belly button when you shower in addition to using an astringent at least once a week.