From ears and eyebrows to navel and nipples, piercing lovers know no boundaries. While you have all the freedom to be creative, bold, and funny with your body piercings, aftercare should never be ignored. A fresh piercing is prone to getting infected or irritated and a few good practices can help you stay away from any such problems. Moreover, good aftercare can speed up the healing process.

In this regard, sea salt soaks can be extremely effective. The salt draws out moisture from the piercing and also inhibits microbial growth by dehydrating bacterial cells. This reduces your chances of developing an infection. It can also relieve the pain that comes with a new piercing.

Keep reading to find out how you can prepare a salt soak.

How to Heal Body Piercings Faster Using Sea Salt Soak?

Sea salt is an excellent natural ingredient to include in your piercing aftercare routine. A regular regimen of warm sea salt soaks help flush out the piercing, encourage blood circulation, sooth irritation and prevent any bacterial growth.

To prepare sea salt soak you will need the following:

  • 100% pure and non-iodized sea salt granules
  • Warm water

The quantities depend on which part of the body pierced and needs to be soaked. You can take a cup of warm water and dissolve a quarter teaspoon of sea salt in it. Or you can prepare the soak in a tub of water using 2-3 tablespoon of sea salt.

Before dipping the piercing into the solution, you can wipe it off with a damp cloth to remove and crust, discharge or residue. Then, dip the pierced area in the sea salt solution for a few minutes. Once you’re done, wipe it dry with a clean towel. Repeat this process twice a day for at least the first 2 weeks of getting the piercing so as to promote healing.

Some piercings can be challenging to

soak in the solution, such as belly-button piercing. To solve this problem you can simply soak a clean piece of cloth in the salt solution and apply it to the pierced area as a warm compress. Hold it for about 10 minutes. You can repeat the step a few times.

Things to Avoid

  • Don’t use Epsom salts, table salts, and/or iodized sea salts for preparing the soak. The additive present in these can irritate your piercings.
  • Don’t make the solution extremely saline. To check the salt-level, you can put a tiny drop of solution on your finger and taste it. It shouldn’t be saltier than a potato chip.
  • Don’t use sea salt soaks on your piercings more than two times a day.

To Sum Up

Sea salt soaks are the ideal solution for healing body piercings faster. Try it today and make your piercing experience more comfortable and problem-free.