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How to Keep Your Ears Nickel-Free This Summer

Summer is the perfect season for refreshing your accessories, but what if the only thing holding you back was a painful nickel allergy? No one wants red, itchy, irritated skin. Studies show that nickel allergies are more common than ever, which is why some people steer clear of cheap earrings. Nickel is a naturally occurring element in the environment, which is why it is so hard to avoid. Not to mention that some plating practices, such as electroplating, don't give lasting protection for your ears.  So how can you avoid it?    Nickel is in a lot of things. It's cheap, available, and easy to manufacture. Famously, nickel is used in the five-cent coin (also in most coins); it's a...

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