Caring for Your Earlobes: The Essential Dos and Don'ts of Earrings

As other jewellery, earrings do have some Do and Don't. Let's have a look...


  1. Clean Your Ears and Earrings: Before putting on earrings, make sure your ears and earrings are clean. Wipe your earlobes and the earrings with a mild antiseptic solution to prevent infections.

  2. Choose Hypoallergenic Earrings: If you have sensitive ears, opt for earrings made of hypoallergenic materials like gold, silver, or surgical stainless steel to minimize the risk of allergic reactions.

  3. Rotate Your Earrings: If you wear stud earrings, gently rotate them a few times a day to prevent them from sticking to the surrounding tissue.

  4. Store Earrings Properly: Store your earrings in a clean, dry place. Use earring organizers or individual pouches to prevent tangling and scratching.

  5. Remove Earrings Before Sleeping: Taking off your earrings before sleeping can prevent irritation and discomfort. It also reduces the risk of the earrings getting caught on bedding or clothing.

  6. Clean Earrings Regularly: Clean your earrings regularly, especially if they are exposed to sweat, makeup, or other substances. Use a mild soap and water solution or a jewelry cleaning solution.

  7. Consider the Occasion: Choose earrings that complement your outfit and the occasion. Small studs are great for everyday wear, while statement earrings are suitable for special occasions.


  1. Don't Sleep with Earrings On: Sleeping with earrings can cause pressure on your earlobes and lead to pain or deformation of the earlobe over time.

  2. Don't Wear Heavy Earrings for Prolonged Periods: Heavy earrings can stretch your earlobes. If you love wearing heavy earrings, limit the duration and give your ears breaks in between.

  3. Avoid Allergic Materials: Avoid earrings made from nickel or other materials that you might be allergic to. Allergic reactions can cause redness, itching, and discomfort.

  4. Don't Share Earrings: Sharing earrings can spread infections. Each person's ears have different levels of sensitivity and bacteria. Stick to your own earrings.

  5. Avoid Excessive Pulling: Be gentle when putting on or removing earrings. Excessive pulling or tugging can cause pain and damage the earlobe.

  6. Donโ€™t Ignore Signs of Infection: If your ears become red, swollen, itchy, or produce discharge, remove the earrings and clean the area. If the symptoms persist, consult a healthcare professional.

Remember, everyone's ears are different, so what works for one person might not work for another. Pay attention to your body and how your ears react to different earrings to ensure a comfortable and safe experience.