Have you ever put on a beautiful ring or piece of jewelry, only to have your finger turn green after wearing it for a while? Don't worry, you're not alone! Many people experience this discoloration, and there are a few reasons why it happens.
One of the main causes is a chemical reaction between your skin and the metal of the jewelry. Copper is a necessary metal used in molding non-solid gold jewelry, and when it reacts with the acids in your skin, it can create a green discoloration. Different metals can also react with your skin in different ways, leading to discoloration.
Another cause of green fingers is a reaction between another substance on your hand, such as lotion or soap, and the metal of the ring. Certain types of lotions or soaps can interact with the metal and cause a chemical reaction, resulting in the green color.
Inexpensive rings are often made with copper or brass, which is why they are more likely to cause green fingers. These metals react with the product on your skin, such as lotion, or even just the natural oils on your skin, causing the green discoloration.
To prevent green fingers, you can try a few different things. First, opt for jewelry made with metals that are less likely to cause a reaction, such as platinum or gold. You can also apply clear nail polish to the inside of the ring to create a barrier between the metal and your skin. Finally, be sure to keep your hands clean and dry, and remove jewelry before applying lotions or other products to your hands.
We hope this information helps you understand why your fingers may be turning green and how you can prevent it. Do you have any other tips for avoiding green fingers? Let us know in the comments below!