Do you have jewelry that causes allergy or skin irritation? Here’s how to solve your problem and avoid a nickel allergy ♦
Someone argues that allergies are on the rise. Aboutthe jewelry, unfortunately, they have always been a problem. The reason is simple: there are metals that in contact with the skin cause allergic reactions.
Also read: How to avoid nickel allergies
For this reason, sufferers of allergies choose gold jewelry. Yellow metal, in fact, is hypoallergenic, ie it cause very few time skin contact problems. But then, sometime why do people who wear a gold jewel to suffer from redness or irritation on the body part in contact with earrings, bracelets, or necklaces?
Beware carats. This is an allergic reaction called contact dermatitis and is caused when you do not use pure gold. This natural, 24-carat metal is too soft and deforms easily. For this reason jewelers tie it together with other metals, such as nickel. In this way, the gold jewel becomes more resistant. But the metal contained in the alloy can cause an allergy. All 18, 12 9-carat gold jewelery are alloy with other metals. 18-carat gold, for example, means that on 10 grams of metal, only 7.5 are pure gold, while 12-carat drops to 50%.
The tricks to avoid allergies. How to avoid nickel allergy? The first answer is obvious: Ask the jeweler if the jewel metal alloy contains nickel. But if you already have jewels at home that cause skin irritation or allergies, a simple trick is to use nail polish. That transparent, of course. This system does not work well with chain necklaces, but can solve the problem with a ring or bracelet. Just cover the inside of the jewel, the one in contact with the skin, with the transparent nail polish. This prevents the nickel from being in contact with the skin of the hands or the wrist. Naturally, it is necessary to verify over time that the enamel does not is consumed with the use of jewelery.
Other metals. Another way, more expensive, to avoid allergies is to choose platinum or titanium jewelry, two hypoallergenic metals. Copper, recommended by many, is certainly not a real alternative to gold: it not only does not have the same shine (although it costs much less) but in contact with skin sweat can ruin and dye the skin. Silver, as long as it is sterling (92.5% pure), is often tolerated by anyone who has nickel allergy but needs to be kept clean to avoid blackening. Rudy Serra