5 Tips To Care Your Ring During The COVID-19 Outbreak
At the outbreak of COVID-19, one of the best ways to protect you and your families is to wash your hand adequately.
It is encouraged to follow public health officials' orders, which means you will spend most of your time cleaning your hands. However, with sanitizing, not only your skin and the moisture level of your cuticles getting affected, but your ring might also be undergoing damage as well.
Here are 5 tips to protect your rings during the COVID-19 Outbreak
1. Don't use alcohol-based disinfectants
Alcohol-based disinfectants aren’t always friendly to gemstones, especially delicate ones. Sometimes they can help clean the stone but they also can cause precious stones to become dull and cloudy.
2. Keep distance from cleaning agents
Remove Your Jewelry Before Bathing - Remove all jewelry before showering or cleaning. Soap can cause a film to form, making it appear dull and dingy. By preventing the formation of this film you immediately reduce the occasions of servicing.
3. Gloves up if necessary
If you don’t want to use a hand sanitizer or don't want to remove your ring from time to time, wear a pair of gloves while doing household cleaning will help. This will avoid the transmission of any infection effectively.
4. Warm water will help
If you notice any change on your ring while using the sanitizer, don't hesitate to wash your ring immediately with warm water. This will help to remove any residual chemicals that might have settled on it.
5. Be careful about moisturizers
Using moisturizers regularly may also damage your ring. They may contain chemicals that can reduce the shine and harm the metal. You'd better take the ring off when using moisturizers and put it on after.
The prong of the rings can start accumulating lotion or debris behind the stones. Hence, it is essential to keep this area clean as it can be a major place for bacteria or irritants to collect, leading to skin infections. Also, decreased airflow behind the stone can trap moisture against the finger, which is also a common cause of irritation.