Is stainless steel jewelry hypoallergenic?

When some people wear earrings, the earlobes become red, swollen, and even dripping. Some people develop an itchy rash on their wrists after wearing a watch. Some people wear glasses and experience rashes and peeling on the part of the frame that touches the skin. This is typical of metal allergies. This group of sensitive people wears a limited variety of jewelry. If you happen to be sensitive, it’s best to avoid the situations that cause these problems. This brings us to the big question – is stainless steel jewelry hypoallergenic?

metal allergy
Allergic constitution

Look at stainless steel jewelry and its formation.

If you have sensitive skin, the metals that cause allergic reactions are nickel, copper, and zinc. Nickel is the worst of the three because research shows it is most sensitive to people with sensitive skin, about 15% of women are allergic to nickel compared to only 2% of men, unfortunately, nickel is a common additive because it With excellent properties, it hardens metals such as silver, gold, and copper, where stainless steel has very low or negligible nickel content, making it excellent hypoallergenic.

What does hypoallergenic mean?

People with allergies are usually inherited them from their parents. On the other hand, overeating and stress lead to weakened resistance and insufficient immune function. Allergic people mainly have allergic rhinitis, allergic bronchial asthma, allergic dermatitis, and other symptoms.

The word low means “less,” so hypoallergenic just means less likely to have an allergic reaction. The key here is the “unlikely” part – you shouldn’t interpret it as “allergen-free“.

If you are allergic to certain substances or materials, using hypoallergenic products will greatly reduce the risk of allergic reactions.

Why choose 316L stainless steel jewelry for sensitive skin?

316L stainless steel is surgical steel with extra corrosion resistance, it is low nickel steel used for surgical instruments and other medical equipment, it is also often used in stainless steel watches and marine applications, it is considered hypoallergenic without producing severe discoloration or rusting, which is a huge leap for most stainless steel grades.

316l stainless steel pendant
316l stainless steel pendant

If you are allergic to stainless steel or other jewelry, do the following:

Do not wear nickel-containing jewelry. Buy jewelry made from materials that don’t cause allergic reactions. Look for jewelry made from nickel-free stainless steel, surgical grade stainless steel, titanium, 18-karat or nickel-free gold, and sterling silver.

Surgical-grade stainless steel may contain a certain amount of nickel, but this material is generally considered hypoallergenic for most people, make sure the earring backing is also made of a hypoallergenic material.

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