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Do silicone plugs stretch your ears?

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Asked By: Josua Ostrop | Last Updated: 27th January, 2020
Silicone Plugs:

You buy plugs that are the gauge up from your existing stretch, squeeze them so that they are small, insert them into your stretches and let them expand back to shape on their own. As they are expanding they will stretch your ear along with it.

Just so, are silicone plugs bad for your ears?

Silicone is bacteria friendly Ear stretching with silicone can lead to blowouts, bacterial issues including intrusions and infections. Don’t get us wrong! Silicone plugs are great for healed stretched piercings and other large piercings because they’re so comfy and lightweight.

Similarly, what material is best for ear stretching? Titanium is another choice that is widely considered to be one of the best for ear stretching and for fresh stretches. While similar in feel and appearance to steel, Titanium is lighter and often a better choice for those with sensitive skin.

Also, do stone plugs stretch your ears?

Stretching with weight Historically, weight has been used across many cultures as a way to stretch piercings. It is possible to stretch using heavy jewelry (solid stone plugs at larger sizes, for example), by wearing jewelry specifically designed to act as a hanging weight, or by wearing weight through tunnels.

Why do gauged ears smell?

The reason your ear gauges smell bad is because they’re sitting in your ear. Your skin sheds almost every hour on the hour and all of those dead skin cells are left sitting on the gauge. Thus the stinky smell. To prevent this, a strict cleaning regiment is needed.

Why do my stretched ears smell?

Odour is the result of sebum and dead skin cells being trapped between your skin and jewellery. Your skin produces oil called sebum that keeps it soft and healthy, as well as shedding dead skin cells. The best way to reduce odour from stretched ears is to practice good hygiene and wear skin-friendly jewellery.

How far can you stretch your ears before its irreversible?

Most professional piercers will suggest around 6mm (2g) to 8mm (0g) for a safe size although even at this size there is a chance they won’t shrink back down at all. When stretching your ears you must be certain of your choice and understand that there is a risk they may never go back to normal without surgery.

How long does it take stretched ears to shrink?

3 to 4 days

How do you clean silicone plugs?

3. Clean Your Earplugs
  1. Fill the bowl with water and add some soap.
  2. Dip the soft-bristled brush into the bowl of water with soap and remove any dirt on your silicone earplugs.
  3. Dry the earplugs with a clean towel.
  4. Fill the spray bottle with alcohol.
  5. Spray the alcohol to the earplugs.
  6. Allow the earplugs to air dry.

Why shouldn’t you wear tapers as jewelry?

Stone tapers are not to be used for stretching at all. They are only for wearing in healed stretches as jewelry because they are porous and can carry too much bacteria. In general, tapers are only recommended for wearing in smaller gauges as jewelry.

Are gauges bad for your ears?

Skipping sizes or stretching when your ear aren’t healed can cause a lot of problems. You can easily tear your ears. This can introduce infection, pain and bleeding, as well as hurt the elasticity in your ears. When you stretch your ears too quickly, you really aren’t stretching your ears, but tearing your skin.

Should you sleep with gauges in?

I recommend you sleep with your plugs in your ears. Sleeping without them can cause irritation, dryness, and cracking. Wood is very porous, which allows your ears to breath and reduces ear funk. If you do end up blowing your ears out, take out the new jewelry and put in a smaller gauge of jewelry.

What is a blowout ear?

Ear stretching blowouts are when a red, irritated ring of scar tissue develops around the back of the ear lobe hole from stretching your ears too quickly or too drastically. Occasionally cheaper jewelry can cause similar tissue damage to blowout.

Is opalite porous?

Opalite is made up from a mixture of pieces of opal and resin. It is mixed together and then compressed under extreme heat. This created a beautiful bright stone, harder wearing than a natural opal which is quite a soft porous stone.

How long can I leave my plugs out?

Keep in mind though that everyone’s anatomy is different, but the majority of people will be able to take their plugs out at 2 -0 gauge and your lobes will look normal after a 2 – 3 months of closing up. There are also other factors that will affect the permanency of your size.

Is coconut oil good for stretched ears?

Can I use coconut oil when I stretch my ears? You can but its better to either use jojoba oil or vitamin E oil. Or you could just wait till your ears are stretched out enough to where it is easy for you to stretch them. Your jewelry will do that for you but you gotta wait at least 2 months.

How big is a 2 gauge?

Ear Gauge to MM Conversion Table
Gauge Millimeters(mm) Inches
14g 1.6 mm 1/16″
12g 2 mm 5/64″
10g 2.4 mm 3/32″
8g 3.2 mm 1/8″

Why do people stretch their ears?

People from various cultures and time periods throughout the world have stretched their earlobes because the cartilage of the ear has adequate strength to hold up large pieces of jewelry placed in pierced and stretched earlobes.

How long does it take for 00 gauges to close?

3 to 4 months

How many mm is 16 gauge?

Wire Gauge to Inches and Millimeters Conversion
Gauge Inches Millimeters
16 0.052 1.29
17 0.045 1.14
18 0.04 1.02
19 0.036 0.91

Can you stretch your ears with tunnels?

We do not recommend using this method to stretch your ears at all. Silicone plugs can be comfortable for some people to wear in bed at night, but we do not advise inserting larger silicone plugs or tunnels into your stretch.

How do you put in ear plugs?

Roll the ear plug with clean hands into as narrow a tube as you can. Reach over your head with your free hand and pull you ear gently up and slightly out to help open up the ear canal. Insert the rolled up earplug with a slight turning motion until it is well inside your ear canal.

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