Your wedding ring is the symbol of your love and commitment to your spouse. But what do you do if your wedding ring is irritating your skin and causing a rash?
Wedding ring rash is usually an irritant dermatitis caused by soap that gets trapped under your ring. Soap is irritating. When it’s not completely rinsed off your skin, it pulls out your skin’s natural oils, which breaks down the important outer protective structure. Without a strong outer structure, your delicate inner skin layers are easily irritated by the soap residue.
There are three really simple tricks to control this wedding ring irritant hand dermatitis:
- When you wash your hands, always use an easy-to-rinse foaming cleanser that is also gentle on your skin.
- Always be certain that all soap is rinsed out from under and behind your ring, including dish soap, bath soap, and shampoo.
- Take your ring off and clean it regularly. Use a jewelry cleaning solution, being careful to brush under stones where soap residue can become trapped and harden