1. Coating Earrings in Vaseline
2. Coating Earrings in Clear Nail Polish or Jewelry Shield
I included these two together because they are essentially the same thing, but with different ingredients. Jewelry shield is a better alternative to clear nail polish because there aren't as many toxic ingredients in it, but it will also wear off over time. There are mixed reviews as to whether the nail polish hack actually works or not.
3. Opt for Clip-Ons
Clip-on earrings are not to be slept on. They can be great for statement studs, and often vintage earrings are clip-on. There is still a chance these will irritate your ears, but it may not be as intense since they sit outside the earring hole. Still, they're just not the same as regular earrings.
4. Only Wear the Good Stuff
Gold and silver jewelry do have a reputation for being better for your ears than cheaper metals. This can be true in some cases, but if the gold or silver is alloyed with, say, nickel, it's still going to irritate your ears. In other words, 24 karat gold probably won't irritate your ears, but you should look into the alloyed metals in lower karats to see if nickel is included before you drop cash on it.
What all these earring hacks come down to is metal. Either trying to build a barrier between your skin and an irritating metal or switching a metal for something that won't be as irritating. At Tini Lux we know the true solution.
Solved: Truly Hypoallergenic Titanium Earrings
Some earrings may bear the label "hypoallergenic," but as the term is not regulated you have to do your research before trusting that this is the case. Truly hypoallergenic earrings are made using Titanium or Niobium, two metals that are proven to be biocompatible. These are metals commonly used in medical and dental implants and they are able to coexist peacefully with the human body. That is why titanium and niobium earrings are also used for starter studs at most piercing shops.
So, if you're ready to make the switch from questionable earring hacks to earrings that truly work for your sensitive ears, you're in the right place.