You know the importance of summer personal care to keep your skin hydrated, but if you recently got a new tattoo, you may need to take extra steps to protect your new ink.
Adding daily moisture to the skin will keep the tattoo alive. Apply the lotion or ointment once a day or more often if you have very dry skin.
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You should apply the lotion daily for at least two weeks after you receive the tattoo and continue until it heals. Moisturizing your tattoo will also help minimize the build-up and itching that occurs when you apply the ink.
Look for a moisturizer without fragrances and allergens. She recommends avoiding topical antibiotics as they can cause an allergic reaction in newly tattooed skin.
It's also important to take extra precautions when exposing your tattoo to the sun. Repeated and excessive sun exposure causes loss of tattoo pigment and causes fading. Using a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 to 50 and applying it every two hours while in the sun will help prevent fading.
If you are sensitive to petroleum jelly, consider using this conditioner during the healing phase of your tattoo. Keeps skin hydrated with grapeseed oil and glycerin and the formula is cruelty-free and vegan.