Table of Contents
- 1 Can you use Vaseline on ear gauges?
- 2 What can I use to moisturize my stretched ears?
- 3 Why is silicone bad for stretched ears?
- 4 How do I stop my ears from blowing out?
- 5 How do you heal irritated stretched ears?
- 6 How can I make my stretched ears not smell?
- 7 How much can you stretch your ears before its irreversible?
- 8 Why you shouldn’t stretch your ears with acrylic?
- 9 Is it safe to put Vaseline in your ears?
- 10 Do you need to know how to do ear stretching?
- 11 What kind of lubricant do you use for ear piercings?
Can you use Vaseline on ear gauges?
Lubricant will make the taper super slick, so it will slide through easy. Lubricants make a stretch easier. While you’re out getting a new taper, get some Jojoba oil, Vitamin E oil or GaugeGear Stretching Balm (Neosporin and Vaseline are not good lubes for ear stretching).
What can I use to moisturize my stretched ears?
What oil should I use on my stretched lobes? Any natural oil is good for your ears, but we recommend you try using jojoba oil (try our jojoba oil ), vitamin E oil, coconut oil, olive oil, emu oil, and bio oil. Any of these will do a great job and soften your earlobes to help them retain the necessary moisture.
What is the best lubricant for stretching ears?
Lubricant. Any kind of safe lubricant will help the taper slide through the piercing more easily. Plenty of jewelry shops sell commercial-grade lubricant, but you can also use plant-based lubricants, like coconut oil or jojoba oil.
Why is silicone bad for stretched ears?
Silicone is bacteria friendly Silicone is not on that list of initial body jewelry as it has a habit of trapping bacterial in between the ear and the plug itself. Ear stretching with silicone can lead to blowouts, bacterial issues including intrusions and infections.
How do I stop my ears from blowing out?
Here’s how to safely stretch your ears and avoid a blowout:
- Go up one size at a time. Stretching your ear too quickly can tear the skin.
- Wait 4 to 6 weeks before increasing sizes. Wait for inflammation and pain to subside before increasing the size of your gauge.
- Moisturize your earlobes.
- Stop when you feel pain.
Can I stretch my ears with baby oil?
Can I use baby oil to stretch my ears? A: I use Vitamin E oil, because it massages as well as works as a good lubricant. Never use just water, spit, baby oil or vaseline. Baby oil, its scented, and just won’t work, especially if your ear tears, you’re talking mega infection.
How do you heal irritated stretched ears?
Massage your earlobe to get the skin warmed up and stretched out. You can also take a hot bath or shower so blood flow to the ear is increased. Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water.
How can I make my stretched ears not smell?
Take the plugs or hangers out of your ears and wash them. Wash with warm water and use soap (just like you do in a shower 🙂 Some type of moisturizer on your ears can also be helpful. The odor will be stronger while you are stretching your ears.
How long does it take to stretch ears to 00?
Of course you should always listen to your body and if you’re struggling to fit the taper through or stretch you should wait for further healing. Following this process it would take roughly two years to get to 00 gauge this way.
How much can you stretch your ears before its irreversible?
What size can I stretch up to without permanent damage? There are a lot of different opinions on this topic, but the majority of professionals in the body modification industry recommend never going any larger than 2 – 0 gauge if you want your ears to totally close up where you can’t see through them.
Why you shouldn’t stretch your ears with acrylic?
The surface of acrylic can also get scratched more easily than metal, so be sure there are no rough spots that will damage your skin before using an acrylic taper for stretching your ear. Acrylic is not safe to wear in a fresh stretch so be sure to transfer to steel or glass plugs.
Why is acrylic bad for stretched ears?
Acrylic is bad because it is an extremely porous material. It can and will soak up the natural secretions coming from your healing fistula. This can lead to severe infections. Acrylic also adheres to the tissue during the stretching process.
Is it safe to put Vaseline in your ears?
This sebum occupies the space that has been created by the piercing. Even when we wear earrings, if we wear same pair for long period of time, when it is time to change/ clean the earrings, we will notice this sebum film on the pin part of the earring. If uninfected and not copious the little bit of sebum in your piercings is normal.
Do you need to know how to do ear stretching?
Ear stretching can be a great looking, versatile and ultimately rewarding body modification. However, it is a process that calls for a little know-how, more than a little patience and most of all respect and understanding of your own body.
What happens when you put ear plugs in your ears?
Visually, this looks like a lip of flesh that is unattractive and which, if it is ignored, can result in permanent disfiguration and damage. They most commonly occur when someone tries to gauge up too quickly. Will my ears ever be able to go back to a ‘normal size’ after ear stretching?
What kind of lubricant do you use for ear piercings?
The best thing to do is to lube up the jewelry with a little bit of liquid soap. If you had larger jewelry in the piercing, go down a size or two to account for shrinkage. Put some soap on the jewelry and on each side of your piercing. Use your fingers to massage the soap into the hole.