Why Hypoallergenic Earrings are a Game Changer for 1000s

Why Hypoallergenic Earrings are a Game Changer for 1000s

When it comes to jewelry, there is no better feeling than finding accessories that look great and feel good. Unfortunately, however, many people with sensitive skin struggle to find earrings that don't cause an itchy, uncomfortable rash from their ear piercings. Hypoallergenic earrings are the perfect solution for those who want to enjoy beautiful earrings without having to worry about dermatological issues. Non-allergenic earrings are created using materials that are safe for those with sensitive skin.

When your ears hurt

Nickel sensitivity is a common skin condition that can arise when someone is exposed to nickel. Symptoms can include redness, swelling, itching, and blisters. People who are particularly sensitive may even experience a rash on their ear lobes when exposed to the metal. If you think you may be sensitive to nickel, it is important to speak to a medical professional to receive a diagnosis and potential treatment options. Avoiding direct contact with nickel and items containing nickel is the best way to prevent a reaction from occurring. In order to identify items that contain traces of nickel, it is important to read labels and ask questions before purchasing jewelry, clothing, and accessories. 

It is estimated that more than 18 percent of people in North America are allergic to nickel, with around 11 million US children affected. Nickel is one of the most common allergenic substances, causing a skin rash or irritation when touched.

Nickel allergies can appear or worsen over time and can be very uncomfortable. Nickel is a common metal found in everyday items like jewelry, belt buckles, zippers, and even cellphone cases. In more severe cases, it can cause anaphylaxis, an allergic reaction that can be life-threatening. Therefore, it is important to be aware of potential triggers and take preventative measures to reduce the risk if you think you have an allergy to nickel. 

What are hypoallergenic earrings?

Hypoallergenic earrings are an excellent option for those with sensitive ears. They are made from materials that are less likely to cause any type of skin reaction. Common materials used for hypoallergenic earrings include surgical steel, titanium, and 14k or higher. However all stainless steel contains about 5- 10% nickel and gold below 14k will also contain nickel meaning they may cause irritation. Additionally, hypoallergenic earrings can be easy to clean and maintain. They are a great choice for those who have sensitive skin, or who may be prone to allergies. With hypoallergenic earrings, you can enjoy the beauty of jewelry without the worry of an allergic reaction.

Jewelry that is made from biocompatible metals, is water-resistant and better resists discolouring, corroding, and turning green. Titanium is lightweight, so there's no risk of stretching or pulling out the earrings. Furthermore, it is extremely affordable and provides you with the best solution for sensitive ears, safe jewelry for less than half the price of 24K gold or platinum.

justti.ca earrings (for example, our studs) use pure titanium which is well-known for its hypoallergenic properties, meaning it is much less likely to cause a reaction than other materials. Titanium's lightweight nature and durability make it a great choice for jewelry, while its silver-like appearance adds a touch of elegance. Unlike other metals, titanium is also corrosion-resistant and can last a lifetime with proper care. Additionally, the titanium used in justti.ca earrings is certified for its purity and quality, giving you peace of mind that you are investing in a product that is safe and reliable.

Why are hypoallergenic earrings trending?

Hypoallergenic earrings are becoming increasingly popular since they eliminate irritation caused by metal allergies for the overwhelming majority of wearers. They are usually made from materials such as stainless steel, titanium, niobium, and plastic. These materials are known to be less likely to cause allergic reactions due to the fact that they do not contain nickel or other metals that can cause irritation. In addition, hypoallergenic earrings are often designed to be more comfortable for those with sensitive skin. The popularity of hypoallergenic earrings is growing as more people are becoming aware of the potential risks associated with wearing traditional metal earrings. As such, they can be a great option for people who want to look fashionable while still being mindful of their health.

Beautiful jewelry can be created without causing allergies, using precious metals such as titanium, platinum, and niobium alone or in combinations without nickel. These often contain more high-quality materials and less problematic alloys that cause negative reactions.

Why it is difficult to find a proper hypoallergenic earring

If you are prone to allergies, it is wise to search for items labelled "hypoallergenic" in order to prevent any allergic reactions. This is because hypoallergenic products generally contain fewer allergens, which are substances that can trigger an allergic response.

Since the exact meaning of the term "hypoallergenic" is not clearly defined, don't assume that seeing it printed on a label is a guarantee of safety.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reports that: “There are no Federal standards or definitions that govern the use of the term ‘hypoallergenic.’ The term means whatever a particular company wants it to mean.”

Some earrings are called hypoallergenic, as the posts contain a layer of material that shields the nickel beneath, preventing any allergic reactions. However, this protective coating can wear off over time, so with repeated wear, the nickel will eventually cause irritation.

Not everyone can afford the cost of 24k gold, but hypoallergenic costume jewelry can be very difficult to find. For dangle earrings, you can buy whatever you like and then DIY with hypoallergenic earring hooks. (Justti also has titanium earring backs!) Sterling silver might also be labelled hypoallergenic but the lower the price, the more likely the hooks' metal content contains enough nickel to irritate your ears. Stainless steel is not a good option because it will contain nickel, but again, you have to make sure you a buying from a reputable brand and you may need to test them. For example, high-quality stud earrings made of stainless steel might bother someone with a nickel allergy. 

justti.ca's commitment to your comfy ears

All in all, if you have a nickel allergy, you should take the necessary precautions to protect yourself from potential risks. Hypoallergenic titanium earrings are a great way to do this, as they are made from materials that are unlikely to trigger an allergic reaction. With the right knowledge and tools, you can enjoy wearing jewelry without worrying about a reaction.

For earring for everyday wear to sleepers to new piercings, just-ti is your best hypoallergenic option. If for any reason, your ears are too sensitive for titanium, we offer a no hassle return policy on any pair of earrings.

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