Tips for Helping Your Helix Piercing Heal
The best tip to help your piercing heal is to not touch it at all except for cleaning. Bacteria on your hands can get into the piercing and cause infections. Make sure to wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water before touching your piercing for any reason. You should also avoid using any healing creams or cleaners that are not approved by your piercer. Your piercer will give you information on a safe cleaning regimen to follow, and have aftercare products available for you to purchase.
Cleaning your piercing is not just something you should do in the first few days. It is something you should continue doing until the piercing is completely healed. Keep in mind, piercing wounds heal in a peak and valley pattern. One day, the piercing may seem completely healed, the next, it can be red, sore, and draining. This is common, so just keep doing your aftercare. If you think your piercing may be infected, see a doctor.
Helix Piercing Trends
Fans of the helix piercing have taken to the web to show off their creativity. On sites like Instagram and Pinterest you can get tons of ideas for how to dress up your new piercing. Hoops and horseshoes are very popular right now, along with dangling accents that drop down into the ear.
At the Almost Famous Body Piercing, we’ve seen a lot of trends come and go, but the helix piercing is here to stay.