Congratulations on the decision to have your belly button pierced. It also helps that you decided to go with belly button rings made from stainless steel or titanium. Those materials are excellent in quality and will hold up well for a long time. In order to ensure that your rings continue to look great, there’s a couple of things you’ll want to do on a daily basis.
Good Personal Hygiene is Essential
Keeping the area around the piercing clean is important in terms of avoiding infections and other issues. Since it’s easy enough for dirt, sweat, and other potential contaminants to collect on the surface of your belly button rings, it’s important to clean them as well. You could remove them while you shower then clean them separately. If that’s not practical for some reason, do use a mild soap to clean the ring as well as the area around your belly button. That will go a long way toward ensuring there’s nothing there to cause problems later.
Remember to Dry The Area After Bathing
Whether you leave the belly button rings in while showering or take them out to clean afterwards, don’t forget to dry them thoroughly. The goal is to ensure there’s no lingering moisture that could attract more dirt or sweat quickly. Pat those rings dry with a clean cloth before inserting them into the piercing, or make sure to dry both sides if you leave them in place.
Remember that choosing the right materials for your rings is only the first step. Learn how to care for them properly and they’ll look great for a long time. Best of all, they will also help reduce the potential for any type of piercing infection.