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Selecting New Belly Button Rings

By: Julie S. Montgomery

Purchasing new belly button rings can be a great way to treat yourself after working hard to achieve a great looking body. You may not realize it, but probably the best thing you can do for yourself is to buy high quality jewelry to ensure your body does not react poorly. Sometimes people can become allergic to certain metals most common in the cheaper priced selections. Just because you have never had a problem with it in the past does not mean you will be out of the woods forever.

When selecting new belly button rings, you should be extremely mindful of your activity level. While the dangling jewelry may look cute and fun, it can be quite dangerous if you plan to be active. Be sure to have simple stud options available for when you're most active or playing sports. While you may want to show off the fancy jewelry when you are poolside, it may not be the best place for it. You should be especially conscious of the size and shape of the jewelry if you are planning to wear tight clothing. Tight clothes can cause friction and irritation.

Another important thing to remember is to regularly clean your belly button rings. Failure to do so could result in an infection. It is very easy to get bacteria on the jewelry, which can cause a lot of problems once it gets into your piercing hole. Clean the jewelry and navel area with an antibacterial soap or saline solution. Experts recommend doing this at least twice a day for a fresh piercing. You will also want to be sure to clean it after being at the beach or in the pool to remove any contaminants or bacteria. If you fail to do a good job cleaning out your jewelry, you put yourself at serious risk of an infection.

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