#TipTuesday Earring Hygiene

Keeping your earrings clean is an important step in your personal hygiene routine and it is easy to overlook. If you had your ears pierced at a shop the technician probably sold you a bottle of ear care solution with the instructions to “keep your ears clean so they heal right.” Ear care solution is typically a water-based product with two or more salts added for their antimicrobial properties. Although your ears may be healed, keeping them clean is still important.

To keep your earrings clean long after your ears heal, you can use the same solution. If you used all the solution from your piercings you can buy more online, or buy some Witch Hazel. Witch Hazel is an extract from the Witch Hazel plant native to North America. It contains salts and tannins making it a natural antiseptic toner. Plus, it is available at your local pharmacy for only a few dollars. To clean your earrings follow the step-by-step process below.

  1. Remove any large debris from the earrings posts or hooks with a clean and dry cloth.
  2. Pour a small amount of fluid into a medicine cup.
  3. Dip the earring post into the fluid and wipe dry with a cloth.
  4. Return the earrings to your jewelry box.

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