Let's skip "piercing aftercare" search engine results and go directly to some resources.
To be a discerning consumer when it comes to learning how to care for your body piercing, you'll want to evaluate available resources. Do your research.
Here are a few resources to help you explore and learn what works for you and your body piercing.
The Association of Professional Piercers (APP) offers suggestions for body piercing consumers on how to care for their body piercings. Additional tips and tricks are outlined to provide further assistance.
- Suggested Aftercare For Body Piercings (SafePiercing.org)
Many body piercing studios offer their own unique set of body piercing aftercare instructions, along with cleaning soaps, foams and saline solutions.
If your piercing studio does not supply any aftercare spray, you can either purchase your own or make your own solution.
Body piercing saline sprays and foams are available online and in-store. It's important to evaluate the ingredient list if avoiding additives and preservatives is your goal. Do your research to make an informed decision.
Some body piercing consumers may have adverse results when using saline solutions containing these ingredients.
Examine the product ingredient list to be informed on additives.
According to MerriamWebster.com
"The first known use of the word "preservative" was in the 14th century.
In entry number two, preservatives are describe as:
...an additive used to protect against decay, discoloration or spoilage. (“Merriam-Webster Dictionary”).
“Suggested Aftercare For Body Piercings.” The APP’s suggested aftercare instructions for body piercings, 03 May 2020, https://safepiercing.org/aftercare/. Accessed 5 March 2021.
“Preservative.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/preservative. Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.