Clean Your Nose Piercing

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Here's an easy step by step guide on how to clean a brand new nose piercing.


  1. Clean the piercing twice every day; in the morning and before you go to bed.
  2. Make sure you wash your hands properly with an antibacterial soap.
  3. Take a cotton bud and dip it into some Saline Solution, (Available from your local chemist or tattoo studio) or 1/2 a teaspoon of sea salt mixed with warm water.
  4. Gently rub the solution around the piercing and inside your nostril. Be careful not to touch and move the piercing as this can spread germs/bacteria to the area.
  5. Dry the area carefully by patting the piercing with a clean tissue or toilet paper.


  • Never stick your fingers up your nose if they are dirty, this can cause an infection.
  • Have a nice hot shower as this can loosen any crust that is around the piercing.
  • Don't rub the piercing with a towel as it can carry bacteria and can pull the stud out.
  • Use Lavender oil. It can help the healing process and reduces any tenderness. Remove any excess with a tissue as if you leave it on it can cause irritation to the skin.


  • If you take out the piercing before it has completely healed can make the hole close up and make it harder to reinsert the jewelery.
  • Don't use alcohol, tea tree oil and betadine as these are damaging to the delicate tissues and can make lumps form.
  • Don't use silver sleepers in replace of the jewelery. The sleepers are dangerous as they can oxidize the wound and cause a permanent black mark in your nose called a Argyria. They can also create allergic reactions.
  • Don't pick at any scabs (no matter how tempting it is) as you can get infections.
  • Always use a new clean cotton bud when cleaning the inside of your nostril, so you don't end up spreading germs from one place to another.

Things You'll Need

  • Antibacterial soap.
  • Saline Solution or sea salt.
  • Cotton buds, tissues or toilet paper.
  • Lavender oil.
  • A clean plastic mug.
  • Warm water.