AUSTRALIAN TEA TREE OIL – This tea tree oil comes from the Australian melaleuca tree. It’s a popular choice for piercing aftercare to help soothe, disinfect and heal your piercing.
Similarly one may ask, why is tea tree oil bad for piercings?
Why is tea tree oil bad for healing piercings? A major reason why tea tree oil has its antiseptic properties is that it draws moisture from the area. In a healing piercing, where the skin is delicate, this can cause discomfort, peeling skin, rashes, and other complications. It can even encourage scarring.
People also ask, how long does it take for tea tree oil to work on piercing bump?
Be patient and persistent when using Tea Tree Oil. Even though we have found it to be very effective on inflamed piercings and healing bumps, it will take time and consistent aftercare to see results. It will take several weeks of aftercare to see a difference in a healing bump.
How can I make my piercing heal faster?
USE WARM SEA SALT WATER (SALINE) SOAKS – MORNING AND EVENING
it will also help prevent infection, reduce the risk of scarring, and speed the healing of your piercing. Do not touch your piercing without first washing your hands; and leave your jewelry in at all times! Wash your hands thoroughly.
Crusting after body piercing is perfectly normal—this is just the result of your body trying to heal itself. 1? Dead blood cells and plasma make their way to the surface and then dry when exposed to air. While perfectly normal, these crusties do need to be cleaned carefully and thoroughly whenever you notice them.
A sea salt solution is a natural way to keep the piercing clean, help it heal, and reduce any swelling that may be causing an unsightly bump. A person can dissolve ? to ¼ of a teaspoon of sea salt in 1 cup of warm distilled or bottled water, rinse the piercing with the solution, then gently pat it dry.
Treating the infection at home
- Wash your hands before touching or cleaning your piercing.
- Clean around the piercing with a saltwater rinse three times a day. …
- Don’t use alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, or antibiotic ointments. …
- Don’t remove the piercing. …
- Clean the piercing on both sides of your earlobe.
It should only be used if your piercing has a “bump” after the initial healing period is over and not before then. If you’re not sure whether your piercing has a bump or whether tea tree oil is right for your piercing go and see a professional piercer.
You can dilute tea tree oil with water, aloe vera gel, or any carrier oil like olive, almond, or coconut.
There’s no evidence to support using tea tree oil on existing scars, whether they’re acne scars, keloids, or hypertrophic scars. In addition, scars are hard to remove, even with professional laser treatments.
Tea tree oil has anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and antiseptic properties that make it a triple threat in piercing aftercare. Not only can it be used to care for certain piercings during their initial healing process, it can also be used long-term to minimize irritation and prevent infection.
Dilute 2-3 drops of tea tree oil with any carrier oil and then apply o the bump. Can tea tree oil make keloids worse? No. However, if you are allergic to it, it may cause skin reactions.
How can you prevent keloids?
- Cover a new wound with a thin layer of petroleum jelly, such as Vaseline, and a nonstick bandage. Hold the bandage in place with tape so that there is even pressure on the wound. …
- After a wound is healed over, use a silicone gel bandage. …
- After ear piercing, use pressure earrings.