SSEH-025 Hypoallergenic Earrings
Why are My Ears So Sensitive?
If your ears get red and itchy when you wear earrings, it most likely means that you are allergic to a metal in the earring posts. The most common metal allergy people have is to nickel. According to experts, repeated exposure can even increase the risk of developing an allergy at any age.
Some people with sensitive ears can still wear any earrings for a short amount of time. However, for others, even a very tiny amount of a metal they are sensitive to will cause a reaction. It all depends on your level of sensitivity.
What are the Best Earrings for Sensitive Ears?
Since the most common cause of sensitive ears is likely a nickel allergy, the first thing to do is avoid earrings that have nickel in the posts. Don’t just assume that earrings marked hypoallergenic will work. Although this means they are less likely to cause an allergic reaction, there is unfortunately no standard in the jewelry industry when it comes to what hypoallergenic means.
To be safe, the best earrings for sensitive ears are ones marked nickel-free. Some earrings are called hypoallergenic because the nickel in their posts are coated with another material, but over time, the coating can come off, and repeated wear may still irritate your ears.
The best earrings for sensitive ears are generally made with gold, platinum, or silver. Make sure you buy earrings that are 14k gold or above or sterling silver 925 to avoid the possibility of nickel being mixed in. However, you might want to steer clear of pure 24k gold unless you’re sensitive to even the most minute amounts of nickel because of how soft and malleable the metal is.
Other materials that work for sensitive ears include stainless steel, titanium, plastic, and niobium. However, some of these materials are cheaper and more breakable, and can be more difficult to find.
5 Reasons to Wear Hypoallergenic Earrings
- Minimal Risk of an Allergy
Typically, hypoallergenic earrings use much less nickel than other alloys. They will plate the base metal with a pure metal like gold or silver to cover any part of the jewelry that contacts the skin.
- Artisan Quality
Just because jewelry is hypoallergenic doesn’t mean it’s not pretty. The same care and artistic craftsmanship go into the design and manufacturing of each piece.
- Better Grades of Metal
Hypoallergenic jewelry will usually contain more of the precious metal and less of the base, inexpensive alloys. Sterling silver, gold, titanium, platinum and copper alone or alloyed in combinations without nickel create beautiful jewelry without causing allergies.
- Keep Your Ears Looking Pretty
Contact dermatitis from nickel causes painful, itchy red ears. In some cases, ugly blisters can form that take days to go away. By wearing only hypoallergenic earrings, you minimize chances of red swollen ear lobes. With the right sparkle and design, you enhance your beautiful ears.
- Plenty of Options
Almost 17% of women and girls suffer from an allergy to nickel or other metal. Jewelry manufacturers are well aware of this, resulting in more options for hypoallergenic jewelry than ever. There is no shortage of top designers who create stunning hypoallergenic earrings and other accessories from which to choose.
How to Make Any Pair of Earrings Hypoallergenic?
If you have a pair of earrings that you just absolutely love but just can’t wear without getting a reaction, here are a couple of tricks that you can try to make them tolerable.
The best solution is to paint the posts with a couple of coats of clear nail polish. After the polish dries, it will create a barrier between the nickel in the earrings and your ears. You will have to reapply the polish periodically if you plan to wear them more than a few times.
If you’re in a hurry, clean the earrings with hydrogen peroxide and then apply a couple coats of Vaseline. Be aware, however, that this will likely only work for a couple of hours before you have to reapply the jelly again.
How to choose earrings for sensitive ears? Where to buy hypoallergenic earrings?
Stainless steel tend to be less reactive, making them the best metals for hypoallergenic jewelry. These are also good options, along with plastic, for initial ear piercings, which can decrease the risk of developing ACD later on.
CHURINGA earrings are all medical-grade 316L hypoallergenic.These earrings are easy to wear with a minimalist Bohemian style.
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