Knowing how to remove a tattoo is all about doing the right foresight before time will be up. There are plenty of aftercare essentials for tyson face tattoo removal that you should be using, but even more important is knowing the best ways to take care of your new body art in general. This article will discuss some of the mistakes that I have made and hopefully help others from making those same blunders. Without further ado, let’s get into it!

1) Using agent icky scrubs: 

With so many bumps and nooks on your skin, scrubbing hard with a regular old bar soap can lead to roughness or even bleeding. I’ve seen a few before and after photos where people’s tattoos were treated with Dr. Bronner’s or even some off-brand versions. This is not the best way to go about exfoliating your skin. The point of the process is to make your scars fade, not become redder, lumpier and feel even worse than they did before. Do yourself a favor and get a clay mask or just use jojoba oils mixed in with a clear oil like argan or sweet almond for exfoliating.

2) Not treating your tattoo with an at-home spray:

There are plenty of these out there, but while they all claim to be the same, each one has its own unique blend of ingredients. Different skin types require different treatments as well. Some creams contain honey to help with regrowth, some for inflammation and some due to their anti-inflammatory effect. What you need is a spray that does not contain alcohol or high amounts of fragrance oils because the last thing you want is a bad reaction from your new ink. A great way to go about this is by using a mixture of water and coconut oil (or any other preferred carrier oil) mixed into an unscented lotion or baby oil type formula.

3) Not washing your hands countless times before touching the fresh tattoo:

For me, this is the most crucial thing to take care of because if you do not keep bacteria from building up around the area, you risk scrubbing away your future chance at a happy fade. Even an eight-hour drive can cause bacteria to build up on your skin and tattoos are no different. Always make sure that you wash your hands and cleanse the area with a good alcohol-free body wash anytime before touching your new ink to help prevent infection.

4) Not treating the area with the correct aftercare products:

There are a plethora of different aftercare products readily available and it can be a nightmare trying to figure out which one is the best for you. If you are unsure, ask your artist about the procedure that he or she used on your tattoo. Some of these natural products can boost healing faster than anything else, but they can also be harsher on your skin so always take caution when using these if you are new to tattoo removal. For an intensive treatment, try using clay masks or apple cider vinegar (ACV) mixed with aloe vera gel or jojoba oil.

5) Leaving the bandage on for too long:

I know that it’s tempting to keep the area covered up for as long as possible, but it is actually better for your skin tone to let in fresh air and light every once in a while. It helps to increase oxygen exchange as well as kill any bacteria or irritants trying to build up under the bandage.

6) Thinking that glycerin soap is good enough:

Just because soap is meant to be used on your skin doesn’t mean that you should use it three years after applying a new tattoo. This is because the exfoliating components within regular soap can be harsh on your skin and actually have a negative effect. Always use loofah sponges or a cotton ball with a mild glycerin based soap like witch hazel instead.

7) Not following your artist’s instructions to the letter:

I know this sounds like common sense, but it’s good to scan through your artist’s instructions before you get to the actual tattoo studio. If there are any specific directions that you need to follow, be sure that you do so perfectly and do not skip over any steps involving product application or anything else that may be necessary for healing or proper aftercare of your tattoo in order to ensure full results.

8) Not using a very specific type of moisturizer when it comes to your tattoos:

As we all know, our skin is different depending on our heritage. Depending on the ethnicity of your skin, you could use more or less of the products that I suggest in this article and you will still see healing progress. Just take note from my experience and what worked for me as well as others who are just as confused as you are.

9) Getting jealous:

Some people have had luck with friends or family members using their own products on their tattoos, but they really shouldn’t be doing so without giving proper results. Is this really a way to spend your money and time on something you hope to get rid of? I mean, if I caught you trying to copy someone else’s skin care routine, I’d definitely be a little angry too! Learn from your mistakes instead of being one in the crowd.


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