Why do my earrings turn green and gunky?

This is kinda gross but bear with me. I have a large collection of costume jewelry. Nothing elaborate or expensive, but just cute stuff I like to wear.

After several wears, I notice that my earrings will turn green and develop a green film on it over time. I never sleep in my earrings and I always take them out at the end of the day. I shower daily and yes, I wash my ears. I am not dirty so why does this keep happening and what can I do to prevent it?

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  • There is copper in them. That's how copper reacts to skin & sweat. It turns green.

    Unfortunately there's nothing you can do.