Sometimes, when the skin is cleansed more than necessary using a strong cleanser, it might cause the skin to become very soft and have a plastic-like shine to it. Pus-like liquid might emanate from the area of the piercing. Cleansing the area with saline more than necessary might lead to a similar situation. In such a case, the cleanser should be weakened by adding disinfected water to it. However, if the use of the harsh cleanser continues, the skin might become very irritated and soft, which may lead to the development of infection at the area of the piercing.