How to Clean a Lip Ring

So, you have a new lip piercing right? You do? Well, how do you clean it? Below is how:

Steps

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    DO NOT take your lip jewelry out if it is not fully healed.
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    Wash your hands before touching it.
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    Have some facial soap or antibacterial soap.
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    Use warm water to break away the "crusties". Move the ring around to get it all off.
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    Rub the soap between your fingers to create suds and apply to the outside of your lip, rub gently and once again wriggle the jewelry to get the soap in the hole.
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    Rinse the soap off your lip with lukewarm water and pat dry with a paper towel.

Tips

  • It should take 2-3 weeks to heal.
  • Put ice on it if swelling persists
  • Can't stress this enough do not take the jewelry out and wash your hands!

Warnings

  • If your lip bleeds and pusses for more than a week take it out and wash the hole, don't put it back in.
  • Your mouth is a disgusting place, but if you do proper oral care, brushing, flossing, etc., spit can act as a natural mouthwash which will help it heal.

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Categories: Lip Piercing