Quick Tips: Opening Up Pierced Ears & Irritating Earrings

If you don't wear earrings every day, sometimes you'll try to put some on and find your pierced earring hole is shut, or so small it hurts to put on earrings. Fortunately, there's a simple solution to this problem:

Just dip a Q-Tip or cotton ball in rubbing alcohol and rub it over the front and back of your ear lobes. Your pierced holes will open right up, making it easy to get earrings on.

I also find that costume jewelry earrings irritate my ears, making them itchy and sometimes a little swollen. Here again, rubbing alcohol comes to the rescue:

Method 1 (preferred): Pour a little rubbing alcohol into the alcohol bottle's cap (or in a small bowl). Place the earrings in the cap, making sure the hooks or studs are completely submerged in the alcohol. Leave for a few seconds, then put the earrings on.

Method 2: Put the earrings on, then use a Q-Tip dipped in rubbing alcohol to swab the entire area (front and back) where your ears are pierced.

No more irritation!

1 comment

  1. I'll have to try this. I wanted to wear some earrings the other day and I couldn't get them through.