5 Tips To Protect Your Tattoo In Summers
Summertime is a great time to go out and enjoy the swimming pools and waterparks.
In India, especially in the northern plains, the temperature is high, so how exactly can you protect your tattoo in summer?
Here are 5 tips to help you keep your freshly inked and existing tattoos healthy:
- Avoid Direct Sunlight
Try to keep your tattooed area covered. UV light in sunrays will affect your tattoo and the ink on your skin. Additionally, due to tan, the clarity of your tattoo won’t be as good as it was before. Especially if it is a newly done tattoo, try to stay out of the sun as much as possible. Your skin is already vulnerable during the healing process, which means exposure to the sun will make your healing process even slower.
- Moisturize Your Skin
Keep your tattooed skin moisturized and hydrated. Try to use moisturizers that are not scented as they are less likely to react to your skin. Keeping your skin moisturized will keep your tattoo healthy and clear. Be sure not to apply a thick layer of tattoo wax and moisturizer during the healing process.
- Apply Sunscreen
Apply sunscreen, then keep reapplying after every few hours because in India, sunrays can be strong enough to cause significant damage to your skin. Purchase a sunscreen suitable for your skin type after consulting with a dermatologist and choose one preferably above SPF 50 that blocks UV-A and UV-B.
- Stay Hydrated
Healthier the skin, healthier your tattoo. So, keep drinking fluids, especially water. Consume water as often as possible as your skin and all your organs require it.
- Don’t Keep your Tattoo Submerged in Water for Long Durations
Have you seen how your hands become wrinkly after a swimming session? Well, that is how your skin acts when submerged in the water. Your skin gets damaged so will your fresh tattoo after prolonged submersion. Furthermore, the risk of infection due to the bacteria increases significantly. You can protect it by using a tattoo wax or other waterproof dressing/ material. Post submerging, you can pat dry the area to avoid harm to the tattoo.
As exciting as it is to get a new tattoo, grooming it afterward is vital not only for the tattoo itself but also for your skin. By keeping all these tips in mind, you can get a great-looking tattoo and comfortable skin in no time.
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