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 metals 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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Why should I use handmade soap?

Next time you walk through the soap aisle in your local store, look more closely at the labels. You might notice that most of the bars on the shelf do not say “soap” on their labels. Instead, you will see names like beauty bar, body bar, moisturizing bar, or some other variation. The list of ingredients may include strange-sounding things like “sodium laureth sulfate” or “sodium lauroyl isethionate.”

These products are not actually soap: they are detergents in bar form. Commercial manufacturers remove beneficial things that naturally occur in the soapmaking process, such as glycerin, and replace them with synthetic lathering agents and harsh chemical surfactants. Artificial surfactants, such as sodium laureth sulfate, technically do the same thing as soap; they are simply harsher on the skin, and made in large factories using chemicals derived from petroleum. While inexpensive, these detergent bars can exacerbate skin problems, particularly for those who already have sensitive skin. If you notice regions on your skin that feel irritated, an important factor to consider is what you are using to wash your skin.

True soap, particularly handmade all-natural soap, is much more gentle. Handmade soap cleans your skin and leaves it feeling moisturized and supple – a detergent bar tends to strip away beneficial oils and leave your skin feeling dried out. True handmade soap naturally contains glycerin, which is one of the best possible skin moisturizers. Again, glycerin is typically removed from commercially-produced soaps.

Modern commercial detergents are often touted as being superior cleaning agents; this is simply not true. All soaps and detergents will remove the things that you want to wash from your skin, the only difference is the condition in which they leave your skin when the washing is done. Some additions to commercial soaps are simply unneccesary; after numerous studies, the FDA found no evidence that washing with antibacterial soaps provides any benefit over washing with regular soap. Some antibacterial agents, such as triclosan, actually contribute to drug-resistant “superbugs”; why would you want this in your soap? One could say that there was never a good reason to use synthetic detergents in place of handmade soap, other than convenience to the manufacturer (not the actual user).

All true soap is made from specific kinds and mixtures of natural oils Look for ingredients on soap labels such as olive oil, coconut oil, shea butter, and cocoa butter. Be wary of scents, fragrances, and color additives – while some are natural, many are also synthetic products. Look for soaps that only use real essential oils, which are scents distilled directly from the natural plant material. Lavender has a calming effect which has been shown to reduce stress and anxiety. Essential oils such as lemongrass, mint, and cedar are naturally anti-microbial. Many handmade natural soapmakers also produce unscented soaps.

In summary, if you have issues with skin sensitivity, pay attention to what goes on your skin every day.  At Sensitively Yours, we offer a line of all-natural, handmade soap: Mu Soap
Try one of our most popular natural soaps is Lemongrass, made with a blend of both lemongrass and may chang essential oils.

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Benefits of Buying Stainless Steel Earring Sets

The stainless steel earring is fast becoming a fashionable choice because of its beautiful silver finish and versatility in design. The strong metal produces a striking luster that is durable and will not tarnish with regular use. Stainless steel earring sets are available in a variety of classic and modern styles including surgical grades for metal allergy sufferers.

The use of surgical stainless steel in the design of jewelry offers a hypoallergenic metal that includes a natural resistance to scratches and is easy to clean. Earrings made from this material produce a beautiful finish when barrel polished. It is long lasting and serves as one of the most valuable options for those interested in quality hypoallergenic jewelry.

Additionally, when used as a base material, surgical stainless steel can be plated with 24 karat gold, creating a double layer protection against irritation and allergic reaction. On its own, it is especially resistant to the formation of corrosion or any discoloration. Although it does contain small amounts of nickel, the nickel is so tightly bound on a molecular level that it is extremely unlikely to cause irritation.

For people with a severe metal sensitivity, it is a combination of alloys, usually containing significant amounts of nickel, which is responsible for the formation of contact dermatitis and can be avoided with the choice of hypoallergenic styles. However, people can develop skin allergies, even later in life, that even include pure gold. That’s why it’s also important to make sure that the manufacturer backs their products with a guarantee against reaction. If their earrings don’t work for you, you should be entitled to a full refund.

In summary, stainless steel earring sets are naturally resistant to tarnish and can easily be kept clean. It is one of the most durable metals that includes a hypoallergenic range that is suited to individuals with a metal sensitivity. Styles include a broad range of designs that offer value, high quality, and long lasting results that include a smooth surface with a seamless finish. At Sensitively Yours, we offer exactly those types of earrings and jewelry. We also back all of our products with a lifetime guarantee against reaction.

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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!

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.