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Is your metal ring irritating your finger?

Is your metal ring irritating your finger?

Posted by Laura Ulveling on

Metal rings are always amazing and don’t have any side effects. Right?


Skin irritation after wearing a metal ring is actually very common! Have you ever looked down at your hand and noticed that it has some serious funky jazz going on? Whether it’s a change in skin color, small bumps, an itchy, inflamed rash, or even cracked skin… contact dermatitis is no joke.

Metal rings can cause contact dermatitis

Thankfully, there are some things you can do to get rid of that pesky issue once-and-for-all.

In this article, we’re going to look at what causes ring rash and explore some solid suggestions that you can use to get rid of that uncomfy contact dermatitis forever.

Or… if you’re ready to skip all of this hassle and buy a silicone ring that can solve every problem and look awesome doin’ it, click here.

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What causes skin irritation?

It can be hard to pin down the exact reason for your skin irritation. Here are a few things that may be causing your wedding ring rash.

An allergic reaction

It is possible that you have an allergic reaction to the metal of your ring. According to Healthline, some people have an allergy to gold or nickel that causes severe irritation.

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Sweat and bacteria buildup

Since many people rarely take off their metal rings, a lot of nasty stuff can build up underneath, including bacteria and sweat. This can cause a rash and inflammation. 

Soap buildup

Contrary to what you might think, washing your hands too often and the wrong way may actually cause contact dermatitis. If you don’t rinse and dry your hands thoroughly, your skin can get irritated when soap builds up under the ring.

Corrosion of the ring

While this one most likely isn’t a contact dermatitis issue, it is still less than ideal for the wearer. If your finger turns green or black after you wear your ring, it’s likely caused by corrosion of the metal. 

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How to get rid of ring rash:

Ring rash is no joke. Thankfully, the solution is pretty simple!

Wash your hands well

Make sure you scrub your hands for 20 seconds with warm water, rinse them thoroughly, and dry them well. When you can, take off your rings before you wash your hands to cleanse any buildup that could be collecting beneath the band. 

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Keep your ring clean

Make sure you clean your rings regularly with an approved cleaning solution. If the issue persists, you may want to take your wedding band to a jeweler regularly and have it professionally cleaned.

Coat the inside of your ring with clear nail polish

This option is not ideal, but if that rash is still driving you crazy, you can take some clear nail polish and coat the inside of your ring. This will provide a little healthy space between your skin and the metal that could be causing an allergic reaction. And we all know a little space is sometimes needed, even in close relationships. *wink*

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Get a Groove Ring

You know, the best way to avoid ALL of those issues above is to protect your finger with a Groove Ring! This ring is made out of medical-grade silicone, is easy to clean (just add dish soap), and comes with a 94-Year No BS Warranty! If your work requires a lot of handwashing, (looking at you healthcare professionals, dentists, and moms!), you need a ring that won’t be damaged or cause irritation. 

Here’s what makes the Groove Ring so awesome:

  • It includes breathable grooves to allow air in and moisture out. No more sweat!
  • It is so comfortable, most people forget they are wearing it!
  • It is replaceable! Accidentally wash that ring down the sink or rip it while rock climbing? No worries. We’ll replace it!
  • It protects against ring avulsion. If your metal ring snags on something, you could lose your finger. Groove Rings break away from your finger, saving the day!
  • It comes in every pattern and style you can imagine. From camo to custom, we’ve got what you’re looking for.
  • It’s hypoallergenic. You won’t have any irritation when you’re wearing this bad boy.

Wear a Silicone Ring

If you aren’t convinced yet, go on and give it a try! We offer 30-day returns on our Groove Rings so you don’t have to commit until you try it. But we don’t think you’re going to need that return window because you’ll love your ring right away.

If you’re ready to protect your finger starting today, click here to figure out your ring size and start shopping!

One last note: rings aren’t the only accessories to cause contact dermatitis. Watch bands can do that, too! Check out our line of watch bands for Apple, Samsung, and Fitbit.

Keep Groovin’!

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