Silicone rings grew in popularity over the years. It is common with individuals who live active lifestyles, are frequent gym-goers, or are involved with good old manual labor.
The reason for its prevalence is that it provides an alternative to those who want to wear their wedding rings, but their daily routine won’t allow them to. Silicone wedding rings are the perfect way to show that you are in a committed relationship without risking yourself and compromising your activities.
However, as functional as silicone bands are, they are also prone to dirt and grime. Most wearers are involved with using their hands and therefore get their hands dirty occasionally. Consequently, silicone rings sometimes get dirty and will require cleaning.
Clean Rings Are Hygienic
Unless you’re allergic to silicone, you probably won’t have any problem wearing silicone rings for daily use. However, as time passes by, there might be bacteria build-up on the inside part of your silicone ring. This build-up can cause what is commonly known as a ring rash.
Although ring rash doesn’t only occur with silicone ring users, it certainly can still happen. To avoid this rash, the most sensible thing to do is to remove your ring when you go to sleep to let your skin breathe for the night.
If you, on the other hand, do not want to remove your ring, that’s fine, we at Rinfit understand you. Just remember to clean your ring often to keep it sanitary and wash your hands.
Anyone Can Clean Their Silicone Rings
You do not need to have specialized tools and formulations to clean your silicone wedding band. You can clean it using a few materials you can find in the comfort of your home.
The simplest way to sanitize your ring is to wash it with soap and water. For this method, you’ll need liquid dish soap and warm water. Mix a few drops of the liquid dish soap in warm water and soak your silicone ring in the solution for about 10 minutes. After soaking, check if your ring has any remaining dirt and spots. Rub your finger to remove the remaining dirt and dry it off with a towel.
If your silicone wedding ring needs a more in-depth cleaning, then you’ll need the following:
- ¼ cup of lemon juice
- ¼ cup white vinegar
- Soft brush
Mix all the liquids in a clean bowl. Then soak your silicone band onto the mixture for an hour. Don’t worry; there will be no damaging or chemical reaction to your ring. If you soak your ring for a more extended period, the better. It is better if you use fresh lemon juice to ensure there are no non-organic chemicals touching your ring. Store-bought lemon juice might be processed and contain harmful chemicals.
After soaking, brush off any dirt that has stuck onto your ring, then dry it off with a towel.
Remember not to use any hard, abrasive cleaning material as it will damage the silicone. The material is soft and is easily scratched when you use a steel brush or any similar items.