The proper care of body jewelry is the key to maintaining them to ensure that they last long and facilitating the healing of wounds caused by the piercing. Knowing how and when to clean and change or replace body jewelry is also essential. Changing of the jewelry give the wearer an instant new look hence it is good to change them from time to time appropriately. Different kinds of body jewelry are cleaned differently; they are also changed or replaced in distinct manners. Therefore, it is good to know how to clean and care for every individual body jewelry one has on.
Belly jewelry provides the owner a chance to change their look hence they should know how to replace them without interfering with their navels. This ensures that the jewelry is not just in good shape during and after replacement but also that the skin is free from any infection. First and foremost, both the jewelry to be worn and the wearer’s hands must be washed thoroughly with a medicated anti-bacterial soap. The area with the piercing is then pinched and the jewelry inserted from the bottom hole upwards.
The ring or jewelry is moved gently towards the upper hole as one finger from the hand used to pinch the area is used to massage it so that it gets to that hole. The moment the ring or belly jewelry reaches the upper hole, it is screwed or clasped so that the ball falls in the right place. In order to avoid any infection, the area is cleaned again with warm sterilized water and the hands washed. The best time to change one’s belly jewelry is after having a hot or warm shower. This is due to the fact that the warm water relaxes the belly tissues making the replacement much easier.
Constant wearing of body jewelry and only removing them when necessary is the best way of caring and keeping them clean. This is due to the fact that they are cleaned when one has a shower and even by the natural body oils produced by the skin from time to time. Unscented anti-bacterial soap and warm water is enough to clean body jewelry. Any hard residue left in the piercing can easily be removed by using a toothbrush with soft bristles. It must be thoroughly rinsed with clean warm water and then left to dry. In order to reduce friction, some lubricant can be used when inserting another belly jewelry so that it slips through the piercing easily.