How to Keep Your Tattoo Healthy and Looking New
How do tattoos work?
Why does my tattoo look dull and faded?
What will happen if the dead skin will continue to build up on my skin?
How can I take care of my tattoo?
- Enjoy a warm shower or bath for at least ten minutes. In this way, your skin and hair follicles loosen up for easier exfoliation. Just note that you shouldn’t use any soap, body lotion, or oil prior to exfoliation as the glove relies on friction in removing dead skin.
- Wet the glove and squeeze out excess water from the glove, leaving it slightly damp.
- Move out of the water and start scrubbing your skin. Use upward and downward strokes until you see the dead skin cells rolling off your skin. For best results, apply pressure with the palm of your hands using long, firm strokes.
Peach kernel oil: this oil carries moisture deep into the skin for long-lasting hydration, making it look healthy and plumped-up, and feel soft and supple.
- Jojoba Oil: ultra-hydrating, softening, and smoothing it helps smooth scars and burns, rashes, and acne. Perfect for dry skin, eczema, pigmentation, and wrinkles.
- Argan Oil: helps strengthen skin tissues, aid wrinkle prevention, boosts elasticity, hydrates skin, prevents and reduces stretch marks, and much more.
- Vitamin E: helps reduce inflammation and speed up cell regeneration!
UVA rays tend to penetrate the skin more deeply than UVB rays, causing more long-lasting damage. These rays can cause skin to age prematurely, leading to wrinkles and sagging over tattooed areas. UVA rays can also fade many types of tattoo inks. Lighter-colored inks tend to fade faster than darker inks. White and pastel inks fade fastest of all. But even black and gray inks can fade over time if not protected.
UVB rays are primarily responsible for causing damage to the very top layers of skin. UVB rays are most responsible for causing sunburn and sunburned skin can do a lot of damage to tattoos, especially if your tattoo is new. New tattos are essentially open wounds that shouldn’t be exposed to direct sunlight until they’re healed. New tattoos that get sunburned may take longer to heal and they may itch and blister. Even sunburns on old tattoos can cause lasting damage.
If you have a new tattoo, you can’t apply sunscreen to it until it’s fully healed. Instead, cover your tattoo with loose clothing to avoid exposing it to direct sunlight. Remember, new tattoos are open wounds. Sunscreens contain chemicals and minerals. These substances can irritate your skin. But if you have a healed tattoo, it’s safe to apply sunscreen.
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