Getting a tattoo is fun, especially if you’ve been waiting a long time to get one. But remember, this is no laughing matter; Tattoos break your skin and this can allow bacteria to enter your body, which can lead to infection. Post tattoo care is of the utmost importance to avoid any serious health issues, in addition to maintaining healthy skin to keep your new piece of art looking beautiful.
Now you know how important a dry healing tattoo is to prevent dryness in your daily skin care routine. Dermatologist Dr Anurag Arya says, “Tattooed skin requires different care than non-tattooed skin.
We need to nourish the tattooed skin with a moisturizing cream to prevent excessive dryness and damage to the skin. He shares the tips below to keep in mind.
Regular and appropriate moisturizing of the tattooed skin helps to create a thin membrane on the skin that protects the tattoo. It helps generate new skin cells and promotes tattoo healing.
1 Protect yourself from breaking the skin
Unmoisturized tattooed skin can clog pores and cause cracks in the skin. Avoid this kind of itching by washing and moisturizing properly. A thin layer of ointment or lotion should be sufficient on the tattooed area, as the skin also needs to breathe.
2 Itching brings relief
Moisturizing the tattooed skin regularly can help reduce irritation, itching, and itchiness. Also, dry skin can make your tattoo look lighter or discolored, while keeping your skin moist will bring out the colors and make your tattoo brighter.
Unlike black tattoos, colored tattoos require different care and hydration. Note that there is more damage to the skin than a black tattoo and it takes longer to heal than a colored tattoo.
Choose 3 chemical-free moisturizers
The ideal moisturizer should be gentle, odorless and tested for the required parameters. Choose ointments or lotions and use them regularly during the healing process to nourish your skin. Avoid lotions that contain parabens or lanolin as they can irritate the skin. Choose a moisturizer with natural ingredients.
4 It’s the perfect time
The ideal time to hydrate tattooed skin is morning and evening. Always apply lotion or ointment after showering to prevent the tattoo from drying out. Moisturize your tattoo twice a day, every 8-12 hours. If your skin is dry, you may need to moisturize more often.