Do tattoos need sun protection in summer?
Many friends don't like to wear sunscreen, but if you don't pay attention to sunscreen, your tattoo will fade very badly.
- please remember:
How important is skin care to your skin
How important is sun protection to your tattoo
If you want a perfect tattoo, on the one hand, you need to find a good tattoo artist, and the most important thing is to know how to maintain the tattoo.
Sun protection is a very important part of tattoo maintenance.
- Sunlight is a powerful weapon to eliminate tattoos. In order to better protect the tattoo, it is very important to avoid direct sunlight! important! important! (I have said important things three times)
The sun’s ultraviolet rays produce radiation, which can cause various skin problems.
For example, speed up the fading process of tattoos, sunburn, wrinkles, sagging, premature skin aging, cancer, etc.
- Boring and useful knowledge sharing:
The sun emits two kinds of ultraviolet rays, one is UVA and the other is UVB.
UVB rays can cause skin surface damage and sunburn, make tattoos fade and blur, and can also cause tattoos to itch, blisters, and even become infected. Generally speaking, light-colored inks fade faster than dark-colored inks, but due to prolonged exposure to sunlight, even dark gray inks will gradually fade.
UVA rays have strong penetrating power, they penetrate the skin more easily, cause more lasting damage to the skin, and cause premature skin aging.
- So how to avoid the sun's damage to the tattoo?
First, prepare sunscreen! It is best to choose a sunscreen with an SPF value of 30 or higher.
And because sunscreen is time-saving, it is best to reapply it every 2 hours if necessary.
If you need to be exposed to the sun for a long time due to certain jobs or other conditions, you must use sunscreen and physical sunscreen at the same time.
One thing to note is that if the tattoo does not heal completely after the tattoo, you cannot apply sunscreen, but you still need to pay attention to sunscreen. You can wear loose clothing to cover the tattooed area to avoid direct exposure to the sun. If the tattoo does not recover well, it will take a long time to heal and infection may occur, so please be careful.
- My tattoo got sunburned accidentally. what should I do? You can follow the steps below:
First, apply cold compresses and moisturizing cream to the sunburned area.
Second, drink plenty of water and always pay attention to sunburn.
If there are signs of fever at the same time as the sunburn and there is some swelling around the tattoo, it may be an infection and you must go to the hospital immediately.
Take good care of it!