Nose piercing is one of the more common forms of body art. There are several types of nose piercing, including nostril piercing, nasal septum piercing, which refers to the area between the nostril, and bridge piercing, which refers to the skin at the top of your nose, near the eyes. Evidence of nose piercing dates back to Old Testament biblical times. As with any piercing, one should take special care to make sure it is taken care of and cleaned properly, to help keep the risk of risk of infection to a minimum.
Clean the piercing every day using an antibacterial soap, or a sea salt and water solution. Remove any crusting that forms around the jewelry by gently cleaning with a cotton ball soaked in the salt water solution. Do not use iodized salt, which could be harmful to the healing skin tissue. Gently pat the area dry with a soft tissue or paper towel after cleaning.
Apply a small amount of lavender oil to the area that has been pierced after cleaning to help promote healing.
Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, betadine or tea tree oil to clean the pierced area. Although these products do disinfect they are harsh to your healing flesh.
Do not remove your jewelry while your piercing is still healing. Always make sure that your hands are clean before touching the area.