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Expert Tips to Wear Jewelry if You Have Sensitive Skin

Wearing jewelry can be something of a nightmare if you have a sensitive skin type, as some materials can cause rash and irritation for prolonged periods. Fortunately, there are solutions.

It is best to first invest in a skincare routine that is suitable for all skin types. This type of routine can include an oats moisturizer lotion, vitamin C serum, sunscreen, and eye cream. With that said, when it comes to wearing jewelry without upsetting your skin, you should consider these expert tips.

Steer Clear Of Costume Jewelry

Costume jewelry is not for everyone, and it's especially not suitable for anyone with sensitive skin. This type of jewelry is generally made from cheap and inferior quality materials, often made from nickel alloy. Unfortunately, nickel alloy can turn skin green and all sorts of arbitrary colors. It's best to opt for sterling silver instead, and you can find a wide variety of jewelry in this suitable metal, even sterling silver best friend bracelets and just about anything else you can think of.

Choose The Right Metals

As mentioned above, cheaper metals such as nickel are simply not suitable. And with that said, you should take the extra step of carefully considering the type of metal before purchasing any jewelry.

More often than not, suitable metals for suitable skin include sterling silver, platinum, gold and gold plated, titanium, and surgical stainless steel. Anything outside of these metals is, unfortunately, not suitable.

Care For Your Jewelry

Investing in the correct type of metal for your jewelry is vital. And in addition to this, you should also prioritize proper jewelry care. Not only because the range of suitable metals is not exactly the cheapest option on the market, but also because lack of routine maintenance can leave you with skin irritations.

You should be cleaning your jewelry regularly with a suitable cleaning solution product for the specific type of metal. In addition, you must store jewelry separately, rather than all together in a big box. Furthermore, it would help if you never slept in your jewelry. Sleeping in jewelry is a common mistake, although it can be as bad as sleeping in makeup if you have sensitive skin.

Check Materials Of Hooks And Clasps

It's not at all uncommon for jewelers to cheap out slightly when it comes to adding hooks and clasps. Unfortunately, this common practice in the industry means that your fancy gold necklace can have a nickel hook or fastener.

Instead of assuming every piece of jewelry is made entirely from the primary metal, you should investigate clasps and hooks on any jewelry pieces before purchasing. In most cases, the labels or details of the piece being sold will disclose all the metals of the jewelry piece.

Wearing jewelry with sensitive skin might initially seem like a hopeless battle, although with these expert tips, you will be able to wear jewelry without rash flare-ups. With the suitable metal and the proper care, your skin won't be negatively affected by your accessories.


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