Skin care is the key to maintaining and extending the life your tat. Skin care is an important consideration that you should not overlook. There are many factors that affect the health of your skin. Your local climate, sun exposure, diet, vitamins and minerals all play a role.
We will cover some of the basic factors you should keep in mind to maintain healthy skin and preserve the live and vibrancy of your ink as well. We will also talk about some of the vitamins, lotions and ointments you may consider using to supplement deficiencies or conditions as a result of your environment and diet.
Understanding how vitamins can improve skin care is essential to keeping healthy and youthful looking skin. A healthy and well balanced diet is key to getting the proper nutrients, vitamins, and minerals to promote healthy skin.
Vitamins that have been identified as important to skin care and maintaining good skin are Vitamins A, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, and Vitamin E. Vitamin A may potentially help prevent damage caused by the sun. A lack of vitamin A can be associated with very dry skin. Vitamin A is believed by many to help improve, and decrease the effects of age on the skin. Vitamin C is believed to help promote healing in the skin. Some people believe that applying vitamin C directly to the skin can help revitalize the skin. When applied directly to the skin Vitamin C can reduce small wrinkles. Vitamin D can be absorbed through the skin topically. Vitamin D can be hazardous in when too much is taken, so be careful to understand what amount is recommended for you. This vitamin is also created naturally by the body as a result of exposure to the sun. Although sun exposure is harmful to the skin in many ways and we do not sunbathing a Vitamin D source. Vitamin D and A combined together and applied topically can be a powerful combination to help facilitate healing. Vitamin E is an antioxidant that destroys free radicals. Free radicals are associated with cell damage that causes signs of age and the deterioration of the skin. When applied directly to the skin vitamin E is believed to improve overall moisture as well as the texture, softness and smoothness of the skin.
Avoid Skin Exposure to the Sun
Promote good skin care by avoiding exposure to the sun. Exposure to the sun it probably the single most significant contributor to the aging process of skin. The sun can also dull and age the appearance of your ink as well. UVA and UVB rays are the main culprits causing this skin damage. If you have to be in the sun use a good sunscreen. SPF is sun screen protection factor and represents how much protection it provides the skin from burning. A SPF of 4 means that it would take four times as long for your skin to burn as it would without it. A good rule of thumb that most professionals agree with is to select a sunscreen that provides SPF15 protection. Make sure you always protect your skin and tat from sun (UV Rays) damage.
Fitness and Diet
Fitness and diet are very important to good skin care. Excess weight can accumulate in the absence of proper exercise and good nutrition. This extra weight builds up in accumulated fat deposits around the body. This can stretch the skin while making the skin appear older, and in some cases “flabby”. This effect can be avoided by proper nutrition and regular exercise. A regular fitness routine combined with a well balanced diet will improve the appearance and health of your skin.
Skin Lotions and Moisturizers
Helping the skin retain moisture is key to good skin care. Moisturizer keep moisture in the skin, they do not add moisture to the skin. You need to drink enough water to provide the internal moisture your skin needs that moisturizers can then help to lock in. Moisturizers can be extremely effective, especially in dry climates. The winter months in many regions can be particularly dry, and moisturizer can be very important during this season.
Did you know that Vaseline is a moisturizer? It is actually one of the most effective because it provides a moisture proof barrier on the surface of the skin. Many tattoo shop recommend its application on new ink. In general, the more greasy or oily the moisturizer, the more effective it can be. This is a good time to consider using a moisturizer; it is easily to apply a moisturizer at night before you go to bed. If your skin is dry, or you live in a very dry climate, consider using moisturizers as part of you skin care routine.