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Tini Lux Edit is our blog that includes news and updates as well as styling tips and collaborations with our favorite bloggers and influencers!

Why Does My Earring Hole Hurt?

Ear piercings are supposed to fun way to show off your personal style. Your ears are obviously adjacent to your face, so they are one of the most impactful jewelry styles to wear.  At their best, earrings frame your face and pull your outfit together, at their worst, earrings cause painful reactions that make you want to rip your earlobes off.     If you are an earring wearer and have noticed that your piercing is causing you pain but you can't figure out why, we're here to help you diagnose the problem.     There are basically three reasons why your earring hole might be causing you pain. Keep reading to delve into each potential reason:     1....
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What Does It Mean to Have Sensitive Ears?

I thought for years that I simply had sensitive ears. To me, having sensitive ears meant that most earrings, even the hypoallergenic earrings and nickel free earrings, gave me a painful reaction that ranged from itching to swelling and bleeding.
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Hypoallergenic Earrings for Teens

Getting your ears pierced is a rite of passage for a lot of children. Some parents choose to get their children's ears pierced when they are still a baby, others wait until their child decides they want their ears pierced. My mom made me wait until I was 10. I'm not sure why she chose that age, maybe because she thought I would be able to care for my piercings better at that point. Regardless, that's when I got my first piercings. I got my second and third piercings much later.      About eight years after my first piercing is when I first noticed my earrings were bothering my ears. It came on gradually, and not every pair of earrings caused a reaction....
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Why Do My Ear Piercings Smell Bad?

Spoiler alert: this is a semi-gross topic.     If you have worn the same pair of earrings without cleaning them for a few days, you may have noticed that an odor develops. If this has happened to you, you are not alone.      It also isn't something that should cause you to worry. It is totally normal (albeit kind of gross), but it does not mean that you have an infected ear piercing or that you are reacting to your earrings.    The smell comes from naturally occurring oil, bacteria, and dead skin cells.  Your ear piercing sites are the perfect breeding ground for this mixture. Oil, sweat, bacteria, and dead skin cells can all easily be trapped there and...
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Can Jewelry Cause Excema?

What is the connection between eczema and jewelry?
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Are Titanium Earrings Hypoallergenic?

The answer to this question, like some of the other metal earrings we've talked about, is: it's complicated. - First and foremost, the term hypoallergenic earrings is complicated because it is essentially a marketing term that does not have a lot of meaning behind it. It literally means that they earrings are less likely to cause an allergic reaction, but it is often interpreted or marketed as meaning "will not cause a reaction."  Because of this, people are misled into purchasing hypoallergenic earrings that still cause painful reactions. - Titanium in its pure form is a non-reactive and biocompatible metal. This means that it can be in contact with the human body and coexist peacefully. Most of the other metals are reactive, so if...
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Are Brass Earrings Hypoallergenic?

Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc (note: an alloy is a mixture of two or more metals).  Brass has a gold like appearance, is very easy to work, and is very inexpensive, which makes it a commonly used metal in fashion jewelry.  Gold toned jewelry that is not labeled with the type of metal used, is often made of brass.  Additionally, when jewelry says "base metal" with plating or vermeil, the base metal is usually brass. - If you have sensitive ears, sensitive skin, or a known metal allergy, you may wonder if brass is a safe metal jewelry to wear.  Some brass earrings have even been labeled as hypoallergenic earrings which can make it more confusing as to whether or...
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Why You Need to Wash Your Hands Before Touching Your Piercings

Why you should always wash your hands before touching your piercings
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Step by Step Instructions for Healing Your Ear Piercings

A new ear piercing is, plain and simple, an open wound. Just like an open wound, it is important for you to care for it properly so that it will heal correctly and quickly. When you first get your ear pierced ,you piercer will typically give you brief instructions on how to heal your ear piercing. In general, people will stick to these instructions for the first few weeks, and then promptly forget about them as it seems that their piercings have healed. In reality though, just because a piercing looks healed from the outside, or feels like it has healed, does not mean that it actually has. Even when the swelling has calmed down and the pain has mostly...
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Are Gold Earrings Hypoallergenic?

It is basically considered common knowledge that gold earrings are safe for sensitive ears, and if earrings regularly cause your piercings to react you should save up and buy a pair of nice gold earrings. But, is actually it true that gold earrings are safe for sensitive ears? Are gold earrings really the most "hypoallergenic" option for people that can't wear earrings?
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