How to tell if you need hypoallergenic earrings

Do you suffer from itchy earlobes, a rash around your ear, or red, painful swelling when you take out your earrings in the evening? If so, you may need to switch to hypoallergenic earrings.

The cost of cheap metal jewellery

Many men and women do not realise that they have ‘sensitive’ ears until they start to wear stud earrings on a regular basis – and even then, many people simply assume that the constant discomfort is a normal side-effect of wearing metal jewellery. But increasingly, earring-lovers are starting to realise the true cost of cheap metal jewellery.

Cheap metal earrings can cause short-term and long-term harm to your earlobes. Nickel allergies can lead to contact dermatitis – an itchy, red rash that must be treated with a prescribed cream. These allergies can arrive unexpectedly – according to research from the Mayo Clinic, nickel allergies can develop over years of exposure to poor-quality jewellery and nickel-heavy metals.

This would explain why you were able to wear cheap multi-packs of stud earrings as a teenager, while those same earrings cause you to break out as an adult.

If left untreated, this allergy can get worse and worse – eventually causing the skin to blister and burn.

More than ten per cent of the population is allergic to certain metals, although metal allergies are higher among women than men. Not so long ago a metal allergy would have meant simply going without earrings, or putting up with a constant itch or rash.

The hypoallergenic earrings movement

However, stores like Solace have become pioneers of the hypoallergenic earrings movement, by creating a range of stylish, wearable earrings that are kind to your skin.

At Solace, our mission is to be the best hypoallergenic retailer, judged by you! We offer high quality products, which are more than just the sum of their parts. Our earrings are chic and on-trend, inspired by the latest catwalk fashions and – of course – our customers’ feedback.

We started this company to ensure that everyone can experience the sheer joy of a beautiful pair of earrings, regardless of any allergies and intolerances. We will NEVER sell you cheap costume jewellery, and we guarantee that all of our products are 100% allergen-free. Furthermore, we offer quick delivery so you can enjoy our allergy-free earrings straight away.