reports2022/05/17

How To Care For Your Earrings & Your Earlobes

by Gwen Beloti

You shouldn't have to sacrifice comfort for style, especially when it comes to your earrings. We've curated our five top tips to help you care for your earlobes so you can keep rocking all of your favorite earrings, comfortably...

Should you sleep in your earrings?

Whether you're wearing your hoops or earrings to the office or to a celebration, before you go to bed at night, take them off. Your smaller earrings may not be such a big deal, but you'll definitely want to remove larger earrings before you snooze. You’ll also want to remove pieces that can snag on your bed sheet or jammies - just think, you’re tossing and turning, flipping and whatever else throughout the night. A bonus to taking your jewels off at night is that you’ll preserve them and prevent them from getting damaged. I don’t know about you, but those pieces in my jewelry box that I’ve fallen in love with, I want to enjoy them for the long term.

Switch up your style 

If you love large hoops and dangles, and tend to wear them every day, try giving your lobes a little rest by wearing studs or huggies. Huggies are hoops, just smaller and likely lighter. They’re unlikely to weigh your ear down. If your go-to is a minimalist look, an everyday stud, maybe with stones or a pop of color will be a fun switch up. If you have multiple ear piercings you can play around with mixing and matching various studs. Changing up your style makes for fun with experimenting with your jewelry and your clothing too.

Wear large earring backs

Have you heard of these? These are earring backs that are about twice the size of a traditional back. The circumference of the back is wide and supports the weight of your earring while giving it a lift helping prevent pain to your earlobes over time. 

How long should you wear your earrings for?

Limit the time you're wearing your heavier earrings. After that amazing event you attended as the best dressed guest, take off the show stoppers jewels. Sometimes you’re still in glam mode or maybe you want to get a few more pics in (we totally get it), however it's important to give your earlobes a break as soon as possible at the end of the night. 

Lightweight styles are your best friend 

Lastly, if you like wearing your larger or heavier earrings everyday, we get it. Consider opting for lightweight styles. So many of our customers are “hoop girls” and they won’t get caught without them. If that’s you, invest in styles that are on the lighter side. You know your ears, if it feels right and comfortable then go for it.

We want you to continue to enjoy our ear candy, so we're definitely mindful of the tips we shared. We fully support the switch up and encourage you to have fun with your pieces and most importantly do what feels good!

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