RINGS FOR YOUR SKIN

RINGS FOR YOUR SKIN

Occasionally allergic reactions are due to metals usually used as alloys in rings, such as cobalt, nickel, and chromium. If your ring does causes your skin to start itching, it’s probably best if you take it off and never touch it again.

So what can you do if you have an allergy from your wedding ring ?

ALLERGY TESTING FOR THE METALS IN YOUR WEDDING RING

Your first stop should be your doctor for an allergy test. If you don’t know what metals actually make up your ring, you’re better off getting tested for all of them. The results are usually available instantly. When you find out what your skin is reacting to, you can avoid rings which have that metal incorporated in it.

The most common metal people react to is nickel, and unfortunately, it's an ingredient in most ring alloys. If you have the option, spend a little more on a Titanium ring.

ALTERNATIVE RING MATERIALS FOR SENSITIVE SKIN

It may be that your skin doesn’t sit well with any metals. It could be due to allergies or it may simply be because you aren’t used to wearing that ring. Here are some ring metals you could consider instead.

Silicone

Wood

Ceramic

Tungsten

Titanium