To make your own salt soak, mix a teaspoon of non-iodized sea salt with a quart of distilled water. If you soak your piercing, hold a small cup or bowl up to the piercing site and lean into the water.
Also, which saline solution is best for piercings?
Make a soaking solution by mixing sea salt and distilled water. Use pure sea salt (non-iodized) and not table salt, which contains extra chemicals that can irritate your piercing and dextrose (sugar) that can cause yeast infections.
Likewise, people ask, what can I use to clean my nose piercing besides sea salt?
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.
What’s the best thing to clean a nose piercing with?
Your piercer will recommend a saline rinse to use at least twice per day. You may also consider using your own DIY sea salt rinse, or even tea tree oil if your nose is especially tender. You’ll also want to make sure you leave the original jewelry in place until the piercing heals.
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.
To make a nasal saline solution rinse:
- Combine 3 teaspoons salt and 1 teaspoon baking soda.
- Add 1 teaspoon of the mixture to 1 cup water (that has been boiled for 15–20 minutes)
- Stir until the solids have dissolved.
After showering, you will need to spray it with Wound Wash or Simply Saline to restore the natural Ph balance of the healing skin. … You can also use Wound Wash or Simply Saline if your piercing feels sore or irritated and to rinse away any build up around your piercing.
Most over-the-counter saline nasal sprays are isotonic, which means the solution is the same saline concentration as in your body. Hypertonic versions have a higher concentration of salt than what’s in your body. Both types can help clear mucus.
(ie, Phisoderm, Bactine, or liquid antibacterial soaps such as Dial, Lever 2000, or Softsoap) and avoid perfumed products. Dilute 50/50 with water if irritation occurs. Leave the cleanser on the skin for 3 minutes; lather and work the ring back and forth through the piercing half a dozen times.
Do not use table salt, kosher salt, Epsom salts, or iodized sea salts. Non-iodized fine-grain sea salt is best for avoiding additives, as well as its ability to dissolve into a solution. Do not make the solution too salty, as that can be irritating to the piercing and to the skin.
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.
Here’s the good news: Even though a nose piercing takes a while to heal (more on that in a sec), you really only need to clean it a few times each day. “I recommend doing a saline rinse twice a day—on the inside and the outside of your nose,” says Ava Lorusso, professional piercer at Studs in NYC.