Q:have to say i love this blog! i have 5ml tunnels and i used peroxide the entire time i sized up. and they're both pretty perfect. i was told not to use it on my cartlidge piercings, but it helped heal my belly button up so i put a bit on my tapers every morning. this may have been a fluke for me, do you know if its alright to use? just for future reference.
From our After Care guide:
How else can I clean my piercing? The soaks look like a lot of effort?
Soaks are the best and, in my opinion, the only way to be cleaning a piercing. Below is a list of harmful chemicals that you should NEVER use to cleana piercing, healed or not.
- Hydrogen Peroxide. This is, essentially, bleach. You clean toilets with bleach, not piercings! It causes the cells to burst and die, which is quite the opposite of what you want to do when healing a piercing. STAY WELL AWAY!
- Benzoalkiumchloride. This is found within those dodgy little cleaning solutions that you get after a gunned piercing. Once again, it’s too harsh in high concentrations, and in low concentrations that’s in the little blue bottle, it’s pointless, you may as well be washing with water.
- Antibacterial Soaps and sprays: Whilst a microbe free environment is important, anti bacterial soaps are far too harsh for piercings. It strips away the good and the bad bacteria, which is what your body actually needs (being the good bacteria) to heal the piercing, afterall only 1 in 10 cells in our body are actually ours!
TL;DR NO PEROXIDE EVER!