Facial & Body Piercings: Before cleaning, wash your hands with a liquid antibacterial soap and hot water. Never touch healing piercings with dirty hands! Find a small cup (porcelain coffee mugs work the best) and prepare a mixture of 1/4 teaspoon of Non-Iodized Sea Salt to 8oz. (1 cup) of warm-hot water. Make sure your mixture is as accurate as possible; too much salt will burn the healing tissue, and not enough will be pointless. Soak the area or do warm compresses with the mixture for 5-10 minutes 2-3 times daily. After soaking, use a clean Q-tip and warm water and gently remove any discharge or crust that was not removed from soaking. Never pick at crust or discharge with fingernails. Gently pat dry with paper product. Do not use bath towels or hand towels. They can harbor bacteria, and the loops can catch on jewelry. Oral Piercings: Use an alcohol-free mouthwash for 30-60 seconds after eating or drinking anything besides water or ice. We recommend Tech 2000, Biotene, Tom’s of Maine or Crest Pro-Health. In addition to mouthwash rinses, a mild sea salt rinse is necessary 2-3 times per day. Mix 1/4 teaspoon of Non Iodized Sea Salt to 8oz (1 cup) warm-hot water. Rinse entire mouth for 30-60 seconds. Cleaning too often can cause the skin around oral piercings to turn white or sometimes yellowish. If this occurs, reduce the number of times you are cleaning. For more tips and information, please feel free to call or stop in,