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If you have sensitive skin or a skin allergy, you are not alone! Almost 50% of the population with pierced ears have a sensitivity to the nickel metal used in jewelry today. As a result of their skin sensitivity or skin allergy, sometimes referred to as allergic contact dermatitis, consumers often purchase expensive jewelry made from 10K, 12K, 14K, or 18K gold. However, even the expensive earrings use nickel alloys in their gold.

What about hypoallergenic earrings for sensitive ears?

Surprisingly, hypoallergenic earrings can irritate sensitive ears. Most of these hypoallergenic earrings for sensitive ears are made from stainless steel - not "surgical" steel. Stainless steel in the hypoallergenic earrings can release minute amounts of nickel from the steel to irritate sensitive ears or trigger a skin allergy reaction. Even expensive 12K and 14K posts are still a problem for people with sensitive skin or allergies. Jewelry labeled 14K gold is 58% gold and 42% alloys - alloys, including nickel, that can irritate sensitive ears. Therefore, you want to narrow your search to surgical steel earrings, the only kind sold here.

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Buying Sensitive Ears Earrings Online

How would you go about buying sensitive ears earrings online? Since there are usually limited styles and quantities in the stores, you might want to check out some of the sites that either specialize in sensitive ears earrings or carry a wide selection of this type of jewelry. If you are used to purchasing your jewelry in a store, you may be a little uncertain about buying sensitive ears earrings on the Internet.

If the website lacks adequate descriptions of the material that the earrings are made from, it’s going to be very difficult for you to make a solid online purchase. You want to look for a website that will provide you with a well-defined material description so that you don’t accidentally purchase the wrong kind.

Some sites will sell hypoallergenic earrings under a specific category. If your ears are sensitive to the nickel found in many of the regular earring selections, you may or may not be able to wear just any hypoallergenic type. If you’ve worn them successfully in the past then there’s obviously not going to be an issue. If you have not been able to wear them successfully, you can consider yourself in need of a better material description.

Opting for pure gold, pure silver, or pure platinum can be a safe option. Of course, these can be rather pricey. Your earring budget can be significantly hampered by the price of some of the precious and semi precious metals, and who wants to only have enough money in their budget to buy only one pair of earrings per year?

If you find a website with a broad selection of surgical grade steel earrings you are much more likely to be able to wear them with comfort and still have ample in the budget for a few additional pairs. These earrings are often the first choice of those with sensitive ears. Ordinary hypoallergenic earrings do not always provide enough protection from nickel to ensure your comfort.

Since there are websites that can provide you with the informative descriptions, it really won’t take you long to find a pair that you fall in love with. Before you complete your purchase, double check the site’s policy on returns. If something has been mislabeled or misrepresented you want to have the option to send it back, preferably for a full refund.

Buying sensitive ears earrings online at Sensitively Yours gives you a much broader and interesting selection than most traditional stores. Of course, the ease and convenience of simply shopping online will save you from the hassle and expense of running from one store to another in search of the earrings you want and can comfortably wear. Additionally, Sensitively Yours gives you a lifetime guaranty against reactions.

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Finding The Best Stainless Steel Earrings For Women

If you are woman who enjoys wearing earrings but cannot anymore due to sensitivity, there may be a solution for you. It involves finding earrings made with the right hypoallergenic materials. There are a number of options available, but the best choices for a feminine look are stainless steel earrings for women. Here are some tips for finding those jewelry items at the best prices.

First, look for stainless steel that is rated as “surgical” grade. This insures you are not getting jewelry that contains a large amount of nickel that easily irritates. Many kinds of metal jewelry have nickel alloy in them, and if your ears are sensitive, you need to avoid nickel wherever you can. Also, some retailers may list their jewelry as “nickel free”, but please dig deeper to find out what they are actually made of. A truly good set of stainless steel earrings for women are either made entirely of surgical stainless steel and then either barrel polished to a beautiful silver luster or thickly plated in 24k (pure) gold.

Second, consider shopping for your hypoallergenic jewelry on the internet. You will find a number of advantages to shopping this way. For one thing, you are not limited by your time schedule. You may shop for your favorite ear jewelry in the middle of the night or early on Saturday morning, if you like. Online jewelers are always open for business.

Keep in mind that online jewelers often have much lower prices than local shops, and this doesn’t mean they sell cheap merchandise. It only means they have much lower operating costs to deal with. That is why they can afford to charge affordable prices for their stainless steel earrings for women.

Third, choose a trusted jewelry retailer. Check to see how long they have been in business and look for online testimonials and reviews. These sources can tell you a great deal about a jeweler and save you a lot of headaches. Also, check out money saving offers and online coupon or promotion codes. These strategies can save you a significant amount of money. Lastly, verify that they have a money back guarantee in case things do not work out.

We live up to all the above best practices at Sensitively Yours. We have been online since 2004 and are always introducing new styles, accessories, and other products for people with sensitivities, especially in the category of stainless steel earrings for women. We not only give you a money back guarantee, but we also extend that guarantee for life. Next, visit our various categories, starting with our Best Sellers!

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Why Wear Surgical Steel Post Earrings?

Do you have problems with pierced ear jewelry? Maybe it makes your ears turn red, itch, feel hot, or cause you to develop infections. The problem may not be in the earring set but in the materials they are made from. Irritation means you should choose ear jewelry that is hypoallergenic in nature. But, there’s no reason to choose plastic, when metal is available. In fact, most people with sensitivity to metals can wear surgical steel post earrings without any problems.

Nickel is one of the most common forms of metal allergies today, affecting a large percentage of our population to some degree or another. Unfortunately, many types of ear jewelry contain small amounts of nickel. In fact, even conventional stainless steel has a nickel alloy to help make it resist corrosion and rust.

Surgical stainless steel is chosen for its safety in medical procedures, and it does contain a small amount of nickel. However, its low carbon content creates a bond with the nickel so tight that it is not released to the skin. Therefore, most people with nickel allergies are unaffected. Only in extreme cases does it bother the wearer.

Do you want ear jewelry that is easy to care for?   Surgical steel post earrings are made to resist rust and discoloration. Polished to a high luster, they exhibit a silver-like luster and resist scratches. This makes surgical steel one of the most durable jewelry metals that you can buy. Your jewelry should last a long time and only require occasional wiping or cleaning.

Maybe you are thinking about getting your ears pierced. You’ll need to take special care of the piercings, and it may be a good idea to choose a starter earring set made from surgical steel, even if you are not sensitive to jewelry metals. This will insure that everything heals well.

Price is another important consideration when stud earring shopping. It can be very expensive to purchase gold, silver, platinum, or titanium. Surgical steel post earrings are very affordable. For proof, along with a wide variety of styles and other options, please check out our online catalog at Sensitively Yours.  For starters, our Best Sellers category will show you some of our hottest products along with some of our current sales.

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Surgical Steel Earrings – The Solution to the Allergic Reactions

For those with sensitive skin or allergies, it might seem like the only option for earrings are to spend a lot of money on real silver, gold, or platinum. Fortunately, there is another, more affordable option: surgical steel earrings. Surgical steel earrings are extremely hypo-allergenic and won’t cause painful or uncomfortable reactions on your skin. They can be left in comfortably for days without fear of skin irritation or rash commonly caused by low-cost earrings.

Not only that, but this type of jewelry is great because they do not tarnish, never change color, will not stain your skin, and require no maintenance to stay looking new. They completely resist rust and corrosion and are even the preferred choice for surgical tools, granting them the name, “surgical steel”. By being the top choice for doctors, it just shows that this metal is truly durable and safe for exposing to your delicate skin.

Although it may sound like something so technical and medical could not possibly look attractive, these posts look just like white gold or platinum. They are available in a large range of appealing colors and styles and no one will be able to tell that they are so affordable and low maintenance; observers will just notice the shine and glimmer of your beautiful earrings. These kind of earrings are available in all of the latest styles that gold earrings can be found in.

They are available to suit every taste. Surgical steel earrings are available with colorful stones, pearls, and diamonds, and as simple posts, hoops, and dangly earrings – just like any other metal.

Some people have skin so sensitive and prone to allergies that even pure gold can cause a severe reaction. These people commonly experience itching, swelling, and redness around their earring site and might even be affected by crusting, bleeding, and painful burning sensations.

Creams and ointments do not help control these allergic reactions and neither does shortening the amount of time of wearing earrings. Women usually love to put on fancy jewelry for the pleasant way it makes them feel and the charm it adds to their look, so if it is causing them irritation instead, it will not seem worth the time and hassle.

Even just a few hours with non-hypoallergenic earrings in sensitive ears could be enough to spark an extreme reaction. The best solution, especially for those trying out earrings for the first time, is to stick with the smart, safe choice, and choose surgical steel earrings.

Come visit the Sensitively Yours web site where we can show you a wide variety of styles that use surgical stainless steel and 24k gold plate.   All of our products come with a lifetime money back guarantee. If you are shopping for surgical steel earrings, we’ve got you covered!

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Why Use Hypoallergenic Stud Earrings

Hypoallergenic stud earrings have made wearing earrings possible again for people who otherwise may not have been able to wear earrings at all. These types of earrings are used most often immediately following a piercing, though those who simply prefer stud earrings to other types of earrings also wear them. Most importantly, if irritation arises, hypoallergenic stud earrings are a must.

There are several types of basic earring stud styles. The first type people usually think of are the appealing shape or gemstone on a post. Then there are dangling stud earrings. A stud, sometimes called a ball post, holds these earrings in place, but the main body of the style hangs down from that point. They simply have something attached to the stud that dangles off of the ear.

There are also French hook earrings. These earrings, unlike other types of earrings, have no back to put on them most of the time. The portion of the earring that comes out the back of the ear is longer and curved to keep the earring from coming out. These earrings generally have something dangling from them as well and also come in hypoallergenic materials.

Hoop earrings are another popular choice, though they may have a kind of stud on them. The post slips through the hole in the ear and is clasped by the other side of the earring. Usually, the post slides in the top of a slit or a hole in the other side of the earring.

Regardless of what style of earring a person decides to use, those who have freshly pierced ears may want to use the ones that cause the least irritation. This is a good idea if the wearer suspects he or she has an allergy to certain types of metal. A person need not try other types of earrings to see if they are allergic to them. Instead, they can pay attention when they are wearing watches and rings to see what irritates their skin as the metal comes in close contact with the skin.

Those who have allergies to different types of metals will probably do well with hypoallergenic stud earrings based on surgical stainless steel. These earrings are made with a special combination of materials to protect the wearer from having an allergic reaction associated with metal. Allergic reactions can be itchy rashes or swelling that can become very uncomfortable.

Sensitively Yours is known for its selection in hypoallergenic stud earrings. The styles found here are made from surgical stainless steel, either plated in 24k gold or polished to a silver finish. As testimonials from our customers can tell you, these products work. Many tell us that they can finally wear earrings again. On top of that, we always offer our lifetime money back guarantee.