How to prevent your ears from smelling bad | 2021
Ear lifts have been practiced for hundreds of years by indigenous peoples for various rituals in countries such as Africa and Europe, and more recently it has exploded in North America and Europe. An ear lift is basically the expansion of a healed hole in the earlobe and the placement of a plug or tunnel into the pierced opening. Choosing to have your ears pulled gives you personal responsibility for proper piercing care. Foul-smelling earplugs, otherwise known as ear plugs, are caused by dead skin cells that form inside the extended earlobe and collect on the plug. Ear cheese is a mixture of dead skin cells, shampoo products, and soap together to create a foul-smelling and disgusting secretion. Once this happens, you will need to take the following steps to rid your ears of this bad smell.
Step 1 – Clean the sockets
Take out your tampons and wash them carefully in a sink of warm water. Use a mild liquid soap to wash all sides and clean the jewelry well. When finished, use a paper towel to dry and cover. Make sure not to leave the bathtub or sink as possible contamination could occur. For organic sockets such as wood, special oils such as JoJoba can help to properly clean special materials.
Step 2 – Clean the earlobe
First, rub both hands together with warm water and clean them with antibacterial soap. Then in a circular motion, use one finger to rub the inside of the tightened earlobe. Be sure to scrub and clean all the dead skin cells in the earlobes with plenty of water and antibacterial soap. If your lobes are not large enough for your finger, try using a cotton swab to clean the inside. Make sure to dry the cloves completely inside and out with a fresh, clean paper towel to prevent trapped bacteria.
Step 3 – Re-insert your plugs
Once the inside of the lobes has been cleaned and dried, immediately insert the tampons back into the elongated lobes. Recently cleaned ear plugs and jewelry can easily pick up bacteria as the air in sinks or showers dries up, so it’s important to do this quickly. Wipe away all remaining water around the piercing with a clean cloth or paper towel. If your lobes need lubrication when the tampons are reinserted, try massaging vitamin E oil into them.
Many cleaning agents such as alcohol and hydrogen peroxide can be too harsh for ear piercings and stretching. We recommend soaking piercings and tampons twice daily in a mild saline solution with warm water and non-iodized sea salt. Following these easy steps on a daily basis can prevent dilated ears and ear ache.