Cleaning your piercing is important, both to prevent and treat an infection. Experts recommend cleaning a piercing no more than twice each day. Use a saltwater mixture (1/2 tsp sea salt per 1 cup of water) to help remove any dried healing secretions. Follow with a mild antibacterial soap and water cleansing.
Similarly one may ask, when can I stop cleaning my belly button 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.
People also ask, 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.
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.
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.
If you don’t clean your bellybutton, a number of problems could occur. These can include: Yeast infection. Most bellybuttons are a breeding ground for bacteria since they‘re a dark, moist area where skin often rests against 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.
As long as you can’t see the bar through your skin and it doesn’t seem to have moved it’s probably ok. Not necessarily. It would be easier to judge if you posted a picture. I can feel the bar though my skin if I pinch it a little, and everyone’s anatomy is different.
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.
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.
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.
Navel piercing healing process. The navel piercing takes some time to heal. In a matter of weeks, it will appear healed, but it takes between 3 to 6 months for the piercing to heal internally. During that time, you need to keep up aftercare practices, including avoiding swimming.
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.