Protect Tattoos From Fading

How can you protect your tattoos from fading from the sun?

In an earlier article we discussed the importance of protecting your tattoo from the sun to keep the colors vibrant for longer and avoid the drying and damaging effects that over exposure to the sun can have on the appearance of your skin.

Skin Health Hub Skin Art Protect Tattoos From FadingYour tattoo artist should tell you how to take care of your new tattoo after they have finished inking you.

The tattooist should go over these aftercare instructions with you verbally as well as provide you with an information brochure for you to take home with you.

It is critical that you pay attention and follow the instructions correctly. It is your responsibility to take care of your new tattoo to avoid an infection.

Once your tattoo has healed completely however, it is now time to protect your skin and tattoo (especially if your tattoo has a lot of color) from damage and fading from the harmful rays of the sun. This means, anytime you plan to be out in the sun for a while, you should apply a sunscreen to any exposed parts of your body and your tattoo with a minimum of 30 SPF (sun protection factor) sunscreen. Remember over-exposure to the sun can lead to an accelerated aging process and you could also be putting your health at risk of developing skin cancer too.

Your tattoo can look as good as the day you were inked providing you take care of it. If you follow your tattoo artist instruction in the first instance then follow the above advice on how to take care of your tattoo – you will protect your tattoo from fading and your tattoo will continue to look great many years from now.

For a sunscreen that delivers a broad spectrum from UVA & UVB rays via active ingredients titanium dioxide and zinc oxide try Vanicream Sunscreen. Vanicream is reported to be safe and gentle to use on even the most sensitive of skins.


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