You can use warm water and soap. Just keep it clean. Alcohol is ok too. If you want to use salt water that’s fine but not necessary.
Subsequently, can you go in salt water with a new piercing?
A: The first two weeks are when your new piercings are most susceptible to infection so swimming during this time does carry some risk. … Swimming in the ocean has the least risk due to high salt content of water.
Also question is, can I clean my piercing with just water?
Yes you can. Just make sure you rinse your ears thoroughly after the shower to make sure that no soap, shampoo, or conditioner residue remains. You should do this by gently allowing warm water to flow over the piercings. Yes you can.
Should I soak my piercing in salt water?
So, just as you’d care for an accidental wound to prevent an infection from developing, you must take care of a piercing too. One way to help your new piercing stay healthy is to soak it in a sea salt or saline mixture. Doing this can keep your wound clean and promote healing.
No, you don’t use any saline solution for piercing. contact saline solutions are not for piercing purposes. You can use piercing saline solution for cleaning the piercing.
Materials you will need:
Water (tap, filtered tap, or bottled) – Your water doesn’t need to be deionized/distilled, but if your tap water is super soft or super hard use filtered/bottled water instead of tap. Non-iodized salt (aka sea salt, sodium chloride, or NaCl) – Your NaCl should NOT be iodized.
Doing 1-2 sea salt soaks a day is also very helpful for the aftercare and will help to speed up the healing process. You can do this by using one cup of water and 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt. Do not use more salt than the recommended amount otherwise it could dry out your piercing.
To speed things up, clean the piercing every day with mild soapy water. Don’t irritate the skin around the piercing and avoid reopening the wound, which could slow down healing time. Give the tissue around the piercing plenty of time to heal before you change the jewelry.
Sea salt has long been revered for its potential cleansing and healing properties. A sea salt soak may relieve inflammation, remove crust, and flush out the wound as a piercing heals.