Silicone earskins and eyelets are a popular choice due to their light weight, comfort and versatility. Their soft, flexible material makes them great for exercise, sleeping, and participating in sports, and silicone is also great for cold weather or water-based activities. They're mostly worn in lobes, but the smaller sizes are also useful for things like stretched septums.
Please note that while silicone is a great material, it is for fully healed piercings, and not recommended for stretching or freshly stretched lobes.
- First, you always want to make sure your hands and jewelry are clean. Silicone is water safe, so you can easily wash these with a bit of gentle soap and warm water.
- Next, moisturize your lobes. Silicone eyelets are flexible and have much more give than other materials, generally making them easier to insert, but something like a little Jojoba oil can ease the process and ensure your lobes stay comfortable and moisturized all day.
- Now, take the earskin and gently pinch it between your fingers, and slide it into your lobe. Release it and adjust as needed. Because silicone is so flexible, it should pop in easily.
You can also wear multiple earskins at once to get a stacked effect! You just need to go down one size for each additional earskin.