How to Buy Earrings if You Have Sensitive Ears?


If you’re struggling to look good in your earrings without having to compromise with your ears’ comfort then this guide is for you.

Keep reading to know how to buy earrings if you have sensitive ears!

Know your Earrings

Before buying a pair of earrings, make sure that you know about the type of metal it contains. For instance, if you’re buying oxidized silver jhumkas online then read about its specifications first: the type of metal used in its crafting, length and weight of the jhumkas (heavy earrings might not be a good option for sensitive ears).

Go for nickel-free metals like Brass, Sterling silver, Copper, etc. Such metals are known as hypoallergenic metals i.e. they are less likely to cause an infection.

If you’re not sure about the metal of the earrings then don’t hesitate to ask around. If you’re buying from an online jewellery store then touch base with its customer care to know about the earrings you want to buy.

Consider your skin tone

Now that you know which metal is best suited for you, it’s time to pick a pair that will look the best on you. How to do that?

Well, taking your skin tone into account is one way to select the best pair of earrings for you. If you’re not aware of your skin tone then here’s how to determine it.

Take a good look at your wrists under natural lighting. If your veins have a purplish tone then you have a cool skin tone and if your veins look green then you have a warm skin tone. If your veins have a mixture of purple and green color then you have a neutral skin tone.

If you have a warm skin tone then you should go for colors such as rose gold, yellow and copper. You can go for a pair of Brass western earrings studded with gemstones.

If you have a cool skin tone then you should go for colors silver, purple, green, etc. Styles such as silver tribal earrings work well with cool skin tone.

Last but not least, if you have a neutral skin tone then you can go with whatever you like.

Keep your Earrings and Ears clean

Not cleaning your earrings is one of the main reasons for getting a bacterial infection (A bacterial infection can be identified by swelling, redness, irritation, pain and puss).

Here’s how you can prevent it.

Keep your piercings as well as earrings clean. If you have already got a bacterial infection then clean the area with an antiseptic as it will make the infection heal in a few days. In severe situations, seek medical attention immediately.

If you have a new piercing then our advice is to wipe the area twice a day with a saline solution.

Use Vaseline and Hydrogen Peroxide

If your ears are super sensitive then you can count on Vaseline or Hydrogen Peroxide to protect them from infections and irritations.

Here’s how to use Vaseline and Hydrogen Peroxide:

Take off your earrings and clean them with hydrogen peroxide. Once your earrings are cleaned, coat the backs of your earring in Vaseline. Don’t forget to reapply Vaseline every couple of hours. This will help you to wear your earrings for a longer period of time without causing any damage to your ears.

This trick works really well for chunky silver jewellery styles like heavy jhumkas and layered danglers.

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