5 tips on how to wear fake earrings with sensitive ears

5 tips on how to wear fake earrings with sensitive ears

Many people buy low-price earrings for everyday wear, and there’s nothing wrong with that. These pieces, usually made of metals other than gold or silver, can still look good. However, it is challenging to find earrings for sensitive ears. People who suffer from skin sensitivity have a hard time finding good-value earrings that don’t cause discomfort. Fortunately, there are some very effective tips that those with sensitive ears can use to continue wearing their earrings without pain and irritation.  

Wear ear cuffs instead

One way to rid yourself of the discomfort that sometimes comes with wearing earrings is to swap them for ear cuffs. They are just as stylish but less likely to lead to itching or inflammation.  

Avoid nickel, brass and copper

Metals such as brass, copper and especially nickel are common causes of allergic reactions. When you buy your earrings, choose ones that do not contain any of these metals. If you suffer from sensitive ears, it is very important that you become a conscious and discerning shopper. Examine the labels of every pair of earrings you intend to buy and choose only those that clearly state that the product is hypoallergenic and free of nickel.

Apply Vaseline or clear nail polish to the earring post

Smearing a little Vaseline onto the posts of your earrings forms a protective layer between your skin and the metal. This will help to prevent an allergic reaction. A layer or two of clear nail polish will also do the trick. If you prefer something healthier and more organic, you can try dipping the earring posts in coconut oil, which will create a hypoallergenic barrier, as well as soothing and hydrating your sensitive piercings.

Give your ears a break

A good way to alleviate any discomfort from wearing your earrings is to avoid wearing them too often. Let your piercing holes breathe by leaving your earrings off at least half the time. As soon as you experience any of the usual symptoms associated with wearing your earrings, take them off and keep them off for a few days. 

Buy hypoallergenic, nickel-free earrings

There are solutions available for people who struggle with sensitive ears. By purchasing earrings that are hypoallergenic and nickel-free, you can reduce the symptoms associated with sensitive earlobes, and even eliminate them. Ear sensitivity results from a combination of one or more of the following:

  • Reactions to nickel to other base metals used in the manufacture of the jewellery
  • Intolerance to sterling silver 925.
  • Sensitivity to the base metals that go into making 9ct gold
  • Allergies to the glues used to fuse the various components of the jewellery

These are the most common causes of allergic reactions, but by no means the only ones. The solution is to buy earrings that contain no nickel, and no allergy-causing epoxy glues. You could choose to invest in more expensive earrings with higher purity levels of gold and silver – and thus far lower levels of nickel and other base metals – or you could stick to your budget and buy accessible earrings that are specifically made for sensitive ears. Ear Sense’s manufacturing process eliminates potential irritants from the whole earring, not just the post. Therefore any part of the earring can be in contact with the skin, and no reaction will occur. We offer a lifetime guarantee against earring sensitivity.

The best way to protect your sensitive ears is to choose Ear Sense earrings. Ear Sense is a well-established brand that has created hypoallergenic earrings for distribution in pharmacies and other retailers in Ireland and across Europe since 1989. Our products are available to order direct to the public from our website, making us the number one source for earrings for sensitive ears online.

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