Why do ear gauges smell bad?

Answer

Ear gauges smell bad because of a buildup of oil, sweat and dead skin cells, according to Arka Shop. Larger sizes have more buildup, resulting in a worse smell. This buildup is visible on the jewelry as an oily, thick substance.

Organic jewelry is less likely to result in an obvious smell, because these materials let the piercing breathe better. Regular washing of both the jewelry and the stretched ear reduces buildup and smell. Antibacterial soap and salt water solutions are commonly used to keep gauges clean, and regularly massaging the area with moisturizing skin oil improves the health of the piercing.

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The smell comes from a build up of dead skin on your jewelry. Thanks for using
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The reason gauged ears smell is because there is a build-up of dead skin cells and oil collecting on your jewelry and around the hole. It's a natural process, but one tends to notice
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Not Med Advice: Newly gauged ears must be properly cleaned and cared for or infection can occur.
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