Lip piercing aftercare
- Do not ever touch your piercing with dirty hands
- Stay away from swimming pools, saunas, jacuzzi and sunbath studios for at least one month
- No oral sex and kissing for at least two weeks
- Do not use drugs during the healing period
- In case of any problem contact your piercer immediately
Cleaning of lip piercing:
Do not eat for 8 hours after the applications. Do not smoke for 24 hours after the application and try to reduce smoking as much as possible. Buy any kind of antibacterial soap Protex for example – solid or liquid), natural sea salt (he best one is the Dead sea salt) and any kind of mouthwash. Rinse your mouth at least three times a day for 30 to 60 seconds (or as recommended). Wash your piercing with antibacterial soap. Make sure that the soap gets inside of the piercing by moving the jewellery back and forth and let it work for few minutes, then rinse it throughly to wash the soap away from the wound. In the evening mix one tea spoon of salt with 1dcl of water (make fresh solution every day) and use the cotton stick to clean the wound and take the dry crusts off the jewellery. Then move the jewellery back and forth. Do this procedure until the secretion from the piercing stops. You can support the healing by taking the extra dosage of vitamin C and zinc.
Healing of lip piercing:
Few hours after the application the lip swells a little. This may take usually 2 to 5 days. Soon after the application the greenish or yellowish secretion may occur. This is the normal healing process not an infection. Do not start to use any antibiotics. The skin around the piercing may get red and may start to peel off slightly. Piercing is the most sensitive for the first few weeks, after this time the cleaning of your piercing should have been much less painfull. If the pain resists after two weeks, the wound starts to swell and the secretion is stronger, then it means that somethin goes wrong and in that case we recommend you to contact the piercer for an advise (possible inflammation). If the stud of your jewellery is too long, it can be changed for the shorter one after five weeks.