There is no single cleaning solution or piercing aftercare regimen that works for everyone, everywhere, all the time. Different bodies and different lifestyles demand different aftercare. Geography matters, and what works for someone living in Champaign may not be the same thing that works for someone elsewhere. Differences in air and water quality, diet, and climate can greatly affect healing; what you use for aftercare and how you clean your piercing is only one part of a much larger picture. You must find what works for you. The suggestions in this section are based upon our experience and the experiences of others who came before us. But they are just that: suggestions. If you are familiar with your body and how you heal, the most important thing you can do is pay attention; your body should tell you what to do.