Beauty Is Not Pain: A Case for Hypoallergenic Earrings

Beauty Is Not Pain: A Case for Hypoallergenic Earrings

By Jill Burke
How many items of clothing do you own that cause you physical pain to wear them? Is it just one pair of stilettos? Or maybe those skinny jeans that dig into your waist too?
What about your earrings?
The long-repeated mantra of "beauty is pain" seems to have sunk into the collective consciousness and convinced people that their clothing, jewelry, and shoes are not supposed to be comfortable. Well, Tini Lux is here to challenge that belief. In short, fashion doesn't have to be this way!
At Tini Lux, we create and celebrate jewelry that is not only beautiful and top-quality, but also safe and comfortable to wear. After all, there is enough stress in life without your earrings adding to it.

Why Hypoallergenic? 

Metals that are commonly used in the manufacturing of fashion jewelry are often metals that cause an allergic reaction. Nickel, for example, is frequently used as a jewelry material and is the most common metal allergy. The CDC estimates that nickel allergies affect 10-20% of the population. Metal allergies are contact allergies, meaning they act up when your body is in contact with the offending substance. This is the reason you may experience redness, itching, or pain when wearing earrings that contain nickel (or earrings with undisclosed metal information). It is also the reason that your allergy may show up seemingly at random: the allergy has developed over time as your body has been in contact with the allergenic metal.
Hypoallergenic earrings are made from metals that are not known to cause a reaction when in contact with the human body. Titanium and Niobium are the most popular metals for hypoallergenic jewelry because they are strong, shiny, and biocompatible. The same metals used in Tini Lux's hypoallergenic earrings are also used in medical and dental implants.
So why hypoallergenic? Because hypoallergenic earrings are the most safe and comfortable option. Choosing hypoallergenic earrings is an exercise in self care.
In a perfect world, all of our clothing and accessories would be comfortable AND fashionable. At Tini Lux, we are doing our part to make that perfect world a reality. Choose hypoallergenic and never feel the sting of a metal allergy again. Beauty is not pain, happy ears only!


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