Are Silicone Rings Safe for Your Skin?
You may have heard about silicone rings and wondered if a rubber wedding ring is something you can safely wear without worrying about things like irritation, allergic reaction, or other issues. The great news is that silicone rings are one of the best materials you can find for your skin, and perfectly safe for just about everyone to wear.
Silicone is made from one of the most abundant materials in the earth, silicon, which is a naturally occurring element from the Earth’s crust. You can find silicon on the periodic table of elements (number 14 for those who want to check), and it’s classified as a metalloid because it has properties of both metals and nonmetals. The only other element on earth that you can find more of is oxygen, which is another one of the materials—along with hydrogen and carbon—that goes into making silicone rubber.
Silicone wedding rings are made from a medical-grade silicone polymer that is designed to be perfectly safe against the skin. This material is hypoallergenic, which means it limits the risk of an allergic reaction. This is an issue for many people who try to wear metal rings but find they are allergic to whatever metal they purchased and are unable to wear the ring.
Along with being incredibly comfortable, it’s also very durable so it’s safe to wear in almost any situation without worrying about the ring getting damaged or causing damage to your finger.
Other Safety Benefits
Another reason many people prefer silicone rings is the ability to avoid ring avulsion injuries and other risks associated with metal rings. For those who haven’t heard of ring avulsion, it’s a serious injury that can cause significant damage to the tissues, tendons, and muscles in your finger when wearing a metal ring that gets caught on something. The ring won’t break; instead, it will be your finger that takes the brunt of the damage. Silicone rings can break under pressure, thereby saving your fingers. And since they’re so much more affordable than metal rings, if they happen to break during an accident, you can easily afford a new one.
Millions of people have discovered silicone rings as a safe, non-toxic and hypoallergenic alternative to more traditional metal wedding rings. Check out the huge selection of colors and styles at Enso Rings today and get your perfect ring.