Getting a piercing done is a great way to enhance your aesthetic in a fun way. Piercings require certain responsibilities, and their aftercare can be tedious. They may also cause infections, especially during the monsoon season.
Another important factor is choosing when to get the piercing. The season in which piercing is done dictates how it heals. For example, in the winter, the body heals faster; and hence, you can avoid a lot of complications related to piercings. Summer, on the other hand, is also suitable as the air is dry, and can help prevent inflammation. However, the one season that you should avoid getting a piercing done in, is the monsoon.
Seasonal pros and cons are critical factors for deciding when to get a piercing done:
There is a high chance for you to develop a swelling within the first 3 -4 days of getting a piercing done. It is a natural bodily reaction to excessive blood flow in a particular area of the body. The rainy season makes the swelling worse, as the humid climate does not allow a conducive environment for it to subside. The combination of heat and humidity causes the blood vessels to dilate, causing a buildup of fluids in the pierced area.
The hot and wet conditions can be a thriving ground for infections that can cause the affected area to inflame. Moreover, with an increase in humidity and excessive sweating, the pores on the skin can get clogged with oil and dirt. These factors can raise the risk of the pierced areas being inflamed and infected, causing redness and discomfort.
A prickly heat rash can develop easily in hot and humid weather. Sweating will only make the rash worse, coupled with the fact that you will constantly feel the need to itch and scratch the affected area. scratch it. If the pierced area gets a rash, then besides the discomfort, there is an added risk of infection as the nails harbour dirt, and the itching can lead to infecting the rash.
4. Pus boils
Pus boils are a result of bacteria-infected hair follicles, called staph bacteria. These boils are more common during the monsoon season due to the perfect weather conditions for the bacteria to multiply. The body responds to the infection by engaging white blood cells to fight it, and the dead bacteria, skin and white blood cells can lead to a build-up. This build-up causes pus. This swollen and painful bump will only add to the discomfort that a piercing can cause.
This skin condition can make the skin dry, flaky, scaly and itchy. Changes in temperature and humidity are common causes of eczema, and sweating due to hot conditions makes it flare-up. In case the pierced area gets impacted by eczema, the pain and discomfort can be unbearable.
So, ladies, be careful while choosing the right conditions for getting a piercing done, and take good care once you have it!