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Today, March 20th, is the official first day of spring, and warm weather means showing a little skin (pierced skin that is)!  So without further ado, it’s time to review just a few key points about warm weather aftercare. Ready?

1. Take Sunscreen Seriously

Protecting our skin from the sun (especially if you’re super fair like me) is a definite priority during the warm weather months, but making sure that sunscreen stays out of new piercings is too. The natural ingredients in both sunscreen and tanning lotion can potentially irritate newly pierced skin, and just like some ointments, the goopiness can allow bacterial growth around the open skin.

2. Dry with Caution

When it’s hot out we might be washing up more often after outdoor sports, beach trips, or just general sweatiness, but for new piercings especially it’s important not to get tapped, tugged, caught, or otherwise bumped.  Moral of this story: be mindful of your towels!

3. Keep up on Cleanings

It might be hard to remember to clean your piercings in the midst of fun in the sun, but now more than ever it’s essential to keep up with your aftercare routine. If you’re an on the go type, there are even aftercare sprays and washes to keep piercing care easy, mobile, and time-saving.

Ready for the sun?  Just try and stop us.

Some Fun Facts About the Vernal Equinox:

1. The Sphinx was built in perfect orientation so that on the day of the Vernal Equinox, it faces directly towards the rising sun (due East).

2. On the Gregorian calendar that we use in most Western countries, Easter falls on the first Sunday following the first full moon after the Vernal Equinox.

3. Calling the entire day an “equinox” is actually a misnomer, as the word itself is really used to describe the exact moment when the center of the sun passes across the earth’s equator.  This year that moment occurred at precisely 5:14 in the morning Universal Time. (Universal Time is close to GMT, or Greenwich Mean Time.  Eastern Time, the time zone used on the East coast of the US, is five hours behind GMT.)

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