After you have a body piercing, the next thing is how to take care of your piercing and body jewelry. There are some common tips for jewelry.
Don't wear jewelry while swimming;
Avoid wearing jewelry to bed;
Extreme temperatures affect the luster of your jewelry;
Clean your jewelry regularly using warm water and mild soap;
A good rub with a soft lint free cloth is usually enough to clean jewelry;
Taking off your jewelry when you take showers or wash your face.
Store your jewelry well. It saves it from getting scratched.
Above all, For different materials, the method and tips are different.
Titanium is lightweight, about half the weight of steel-extremely strong, corrosion-resistant, and durable. Titanium is very pretty, but depending on the body chemistry of the person wearing it and whether it is worn in a friction-prone area, the color will eventually fade. This is not harmful, but is may be disappointing. However, you might be able to find a studio with an anodizing machine that can recolor your jewelry.
Gold has a long history of use within the body. When using gold body jewelry, acidic body fluids can react with certain alloys and cause a dark discoloration of the metal. Frequent use of a gold-polishing cloth will usually resolve this problem. Gold is durable, but excessive exposure to chlorine (in pools and hot tubs) can cause gold jewelry to become brittle.
Gold plated metal is common, these metals are plated with a layer of gold to creating some look, when wearing this jewelry, please avoid acidic and chlorine environment (the pools, seawater and hot tubes), which can cause the coating to chip off, eventually exposing the original metal. If the original metal is stainless steel, which has no harm to the skin, but the look is destroyed.
Acrylic usually cannot withstand the pressure and high temperatures of an autoclave so it must be disinfected rather than sterilized. Most types of acrylic are quite fragile, especially when exposed to cold. Extended exposure to direct sunlight or heat can cause warping. Alcohol and other chemicals can crack, degrade, or even destroy this material. Use your hands or warm water to heat an acrylic captive ring before attempting to change its bead or it could snap due to brittleness. Acrylic can be scratched easily, so check the condition of your jewelry regularly, avoid the use of tools, and store it carefully. If you screw on an acrylic threaded end too tight, you can crack it or cause the threads to come out of it.
Silicone is another type of plastic that is soft and flexible.it is used for ornaments that add onto, or take the place of, balls or beads, and is also worn in piercings, usually as eyelets. The softer the silicone, the stickier it will be, and this can be a source of irritation if it adheres to your tissue. Clean silicone jewelry regularly and carefully and keep it as dry as possible. A tight fit can trap secretions and cause irritation and infection. The skin cannot breathe well with sung-fitting silicone occluding the tissue.
Glass is nonporous, stable, resistant to chemicals, and strong-but still potentially breakable. Glass doesn’t get as cold as metal jewelry, and, unlike most of the alternative materials, it isn’t harmed by the range of temperatures to which body jewelry is ordinarily exposed to, including autoclaving. Glass should be stored separately because it can be scratched by steel and other metals and materials. It is suitable for wear in ear and septum piercings but generally should not be worn in oral, genital, or nipple piercings, where there is a higher risk or breaking. With the exception of plug or eyelet styles, it is safest to avoid glass body jewelry in 8 gauge or smaller. It is advisable to remove glass jewelry when playing sports, sleeping, swimming, or showering.
Wood jewelry can't be exposed to excessive heat or moisture, and dry it very thoroughly after washing it. Wood is not well suited to wear in moist areas of the body. Some jewelry may need to be sanded periodically as the grain expands in response to moisture. Do not wear wood if you have irritated or sensitive skin.
Bone and horn, even though these are different materials, they largely share the same properties; both are porous, semi hard, and lightweight. Bone is white, while horn ranges from tan to black. They both absorb moisture and skin oils, so a natural sealant such as beeswax is recommended. Horn is thermoplastic(it can be heated and then shaped, to some extent, and will retain its new form once cooled). avoid exposing horn jewelry to hot water, as it can cause the material to revert to its original shape.
Personally Taking proper care of your jewelry and in the right way will definitely save you a lot of stress and money.