Hypoallergenic Metal Jewelry for New Piercings

Do not wear sterling silver jewelry in unhealed body piercings. Sterling silver is made from 92.5 percent silver and 7.5 percent of another metal, usually copper. While copper makes the silver more durable, but it's also more likely to react with your skin. Since sterling silver is still soft enough to scratch, nicks in the jewelry are a breeding ground for bacteria.…