How To Keep Your Jewelry Looking Perfect
No outfit is complete without jewelry. Whether you prefer to wear a cute pair of earrings, a simple necklace, or pile on the pieces, jewelry can transform your look.
As fun as jewelry can be, it’s always a bummer when your pieces lose their luster or get damaged. But there are a few simple things you can do to help prolong the lifespan of your jewelry.
Check out some tips on how to extend the life of your jewelry so you can enjoy it for longer.
Keep Out of Reach of Water
While you may enjoy a dip in the pool or ocean, jewelry and water don’t mix well. So remove your jewelry before you shower, swim, or wash the dishes to help avoid water damage.
If you play sports, work out, or do any activities that will cause you to sweat a lot, it’s also a good idea to leave your jewelry at home.
Store Jewelry in a Closed Box
Like we mentioned above, your jewelry is not a fan of moisture. Aside from water and sweat, there is moisture in the air around us that can cause damage. Keep your jewelry pieces safe & dry by storing them in a closed box away from the sun and heat.
Don’t have a jewelry box? A plastic baggie or a drawstring fabric bag also helps prevent tarnish from oxidation and moisture.
Beware of Personal Products
Moisturizers, body lotions, perfumes and sunscreens can all cause chemical reactions in your jewelry. To help prevent corrosion, apply your care products and let them soak into your skin before putting on your jewelry.
While you’re at it, stay clear of chlorine, bleach, hand cream or any other harsh chemical as well. If your jewelry comes in contact with any of the above, gently clean the surface to remove any residue.
Follow The ‘Golden Rule’
Finally, the general rule of thumb with jewelry is that it should be the last thing you put on before leaving home, and the first thing you take off when you return. Practicing this Last On, First Off rule will minimize contact with harmful chemicals in the air or on your skin.
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