How to Clean Nipple Covers

How to Clean Nipple Covers

The instructions on how to clean nipple covers (also known as nipple pasties, breast petals, nipple stickers, pasties, nippy covers, etc) will vary across brands, but the most common directions are to wash them with a mild soap and warm water, and to let them air dry before applying a protective liner. The goal is to remove debris from the silicone adhesive without damaging the effectiveness of the glue adhering to your skin. But if you really want to get the most out of your nipple covers and keep the adhesive sticky longer, there’s a few more directions you’ll want to follow.

First, a mild soap means nothing with abrasive beads or stringent chemicals. These ingredients could cause the glue to start rubbing off or drying out. Oils and lotions will also prevent the silicone from drying properly and interfere with the stickiness of the adhesive.

To clean your covers, use your finger tips and be careful not to scrape at the adhesive. Rubbing in a gentle circular motion under warm water should be enough. Be sure to rinse all of the soap off and then give the covers a shake to remove excess water.

The final and most important step is applying a protective liner to the back of your covers. This is one of the most important parts about keeping your nipple covers sticky for a long time. If the silicone glue is exposed to air for too long, the moisture is absorbed and the adhesive becomes unsticky. You should wait 10-20 minutes after rinsing your covers and then immediately reapply the plastic liner. If the liner isn’t an option, adhere them to a clean and non-absorbent surface. Lollipetals custom storage case is a great solution! Avoid any surface that’s painted, wood, or difficult to remove tape from.

Eventually, all covers need to get replaced, but following these tips should help clean your pasties while keeping them sticky for a long time!

 

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