You'll love this tip, thanks goes to Courtney, a valued TummyToys customer whose father is a body piercer and wanted to share this tip with us.
1. Mix your sea salt and warm water solution (right) into a small shot glass.
2. Grab a towel and lay it some where comfortable.
3. Lean your body over the glass, and press your tummy firmly around the glasses edge to create a suction.
4. Continue to hold the glass in place and lay down on your back (resting on the towel incase of any leaks).
5. Allow the salt solution to flip and completely fill your navel.
6. Soak for 2 - 5 minutes depending on how much time you have available, the more severe the infection the longer we recommend soaking.
7. Thoroughly dry your piercing and jewellery.
The below can be done in the bath or shower.
1. Soak a cotton ball in the solution and squeeze the fluid from the cotton ball so it runs over your piercing.
2. Continue for approximately 5 minutes.
3. Thoroughly dry your piercing and jewellery.
Sea salt soaks should be performed on new, recently stretched, or infected belly piercings. They can be done in or out of the shower or by using Courtney's great tip (left).
Disclaimer: This information is provided for your convenience only, Tummy Toys assumes no responsibility for infections or complications caused by cleaning your navel piercing. Please ensure you use good hygiene at all times when handling your piercing. If problems persist you should always seek advice from either your piercer or a GP.
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