Thursday, January 8, 2009

aftercare: body

I recommend a simple routine of washing the new piercing with soap (I recommend Dr. Bronner's: Baby Mild Soap) and water, twice daily. Once in the morning and once and the evening. This is the minimum requirement.

Wash your hands with soap and water. Moisten the piercing with warm water. Make a soapy lather in your hands. Gently apply and scrub the piercing with your finger. Once pierced area is thoroughly cleaned, Rinse area with warm water.

If you are interested in speeding up the healing process and reducing scarring in the area, I would recommend adding warm salt water soaks to your cleaning regimen.

Mix ¼ teaspoon of non iodized sea salt to 8oz of warm water. Submerge the pierced area for 5 to 10 minutes. Repeat this 2 or 3 times daily.

Its important to eat a healthy diet and keep your body hydrated. Vitamins can't hurt either.

If you have any questions or require additional help please contact me @

New York Adorned
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New York, NY
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