Ear piercings especially in the cartilage or stretched ears can be quite uncomfortable and take a little longer to heal because your ears are right next to your hair, which can get stuck around the jewellery and pull at it, or transfer bacteria. The other problem with ear piercings is that we sleep on them.
There is nothing more annoying than having to constantly find a comfortable position to lay your head down because of your new piercing causing discomfort. But you can sooth your discomfort a little by doing a chamomile tea soak.
Chamomile tea has many health benefits, but did you know that it is a natural anti-inflammatory?
Just dip your chamomile tea bag into some hot water, and then use the teabag as a hot compress by holding it against the piercing for up to 20 minuets, as often as you like.
Just make sure your hands are clean before you start and to dry off the piercing afterwards if still wet by patting it dry with a clean piece of kitchen roll.
Its a fantastic natural way to relieve some of the pain, redness and swelling that comes with a new piercing, and we love this tip.