Piercing Aftercare

Now that you have a new piercing, there are extra steps you’ll want to take each day to ensure that it heals well so you get that beautiful finished product that you were going for. At Almost Famous Body Piercing, we have all the piercing aftercare products you need to protect your new body piercing.

Aftercare Products

Cover It! Single and 4-Pack

Keeping your piercing out of lake or chlorinated water for 6-8 weeks is a crucial step in protecting it from infection. If you plan on going in a lake, pool, hot tub, or other body of water that is not saltwater, a bath, or shower, we recommend using one of our ‘Cover-It!” kits. The Cover It! 4-Pack can temporarily protect up to four piercings at a time with protective gauze and a waterproof covering, allowing you to enjoy your normal activities during healing.

Jojoba Oil

Jojoba Oil is derived from the jojoba shrub’s seeds by cold pressing, much like your favorite olive oil. It closely mimics sebum, what the skin creates naturally to stay moisturized. Jojoba is a natural anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant, and it contains vitamins C, E, and B complex. “Treat It!” Jojoba Oil is perfect to use for moisturizing the skin before stretching, and it can also give relief to the dry areas around new piercings.

Lavender Oil

This essential oil has many beneficial properties. It is an anti-inflammatory and is an excellent choice to promote wound healing. An added benefit is that it also has a pain-relieving quality. Purportedly, lavender oil prevents scarring and can also reduce existing scars. We definitely recommend using this item sparingly with a new piercing but when you do, just simply apply “Treat It!” Lavender Oil to the piercing with a cotton ball any time you need some relief. You can also use lavender oil to help neutralize the smell of stretched ears. Just apply a drop or two to clean, dry piercings and allow the oil to absorb before putting in your jewelry back into your piercings.

Liquid Glycerin Soap

Liquid glycerin soap has a lower pH than other soaps, allowing the skin to maintain its natural moisture. Glycerin piercing aftercare soap also attracts moisture from the air to add more hydration to dry, flaky skin. It is generally considered hypoallergenic and is a perfect cleaning product for sensitive skin. With “Wash It!” Liquid Glycerin Soap keeps the piercing site clean during healing and it can also ease the removal of drainage from jewelry or skin around the piercing site before it has the chance to cause irritation.

Mouthwash

To promote healthy and comfortable healing, piercings in and around the mouth need special treatment. Use “Swish It!” alcohol-free mouthwash as a part of your oral hygiene routine. It is specially formulated for treating oral wounds. When your piercing has completely healed, keep Swish It! around to help with cold sores, irritated gums, or other oral injuries.

Sea Salt

Our “Soak It!” non-iodized sea salt is a potent multi-tasker for piercing aftercare. A sea salt soak can gently flush out a wound, remove crusted drainage, and can help with irritation. It is also great for reducing swelling and pain. If your new piercing is an oral piercing, the sea salt can be mixed with water and swished with, like you would a mouthwash. All other body piercings require a soak. A small bowl, shot glass, or even a coffee mug can be helpful with this. Make sure whatever container you use, it is run through the dishwasher each time before your soak. You’ll mix the sea salt and water and hold the bowl or glass to the area around the piercing, allowing the area to be fully submerged and soak both wounds created by the jewelry. The warmth of the water and natural antiseptic of the salt works to soften any crusted discharge and increase circulation in the area of the piercing wound.

Tea Tree Oil

Another essential oil heavy-hitter, tea tree oil has been used for centuries as a healing treatment. Tea tree oil has anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-viral properties. “Treat It!” Tea Tree Oil is helpful in getting rid of healing bumps. If you think you might have a healing bump, we welcome you to stop in or you can read through our blog post about Healing Bumps and Keloids.