Winter is finally here and it’s time to relax and enjoy its joys. But it also brings colder temperatures, snow and dry air. For all of us tattoo enthusiasts, this can be a challenge as the skin is much more sensitive and exposed to more extreme conditions. We want to help you keep your tattoos looking their best, so we’ve put together a few precautions for you to take during the winter months.
You’ll soon learn how to care for tattooed skin in winter and the best ways to keep your tattoos moisturized and free from the damage that cold weather can cause.
As in summer, moisturisation is very important in winter
One of the most important things you can do to look after your tattoo in winter is to make sure it is well moisturized. The cold weather can dry out your skin and make the tattoo area even more exposed. Because the air is dry even indoors, it is best to moisturize several times a day, and especially after showering or bathing. So you don’t have to worry about which treatment to choose, there’s Tattoo Care Classic ointment, which is based on a proven pharmacy formula and penetrates the layer of skin where the tattoo is actually located. It gives you complete care and everything your skin needs to keep your tattoo shiny and healthy.
Make sure your skin is protected from the cold
As well as keeping your tattoo moisturized, you also need to protect it well against the cold. When you go out, always make sure you protect your tattoo with a scarf or jacket. If you spend a lot of time in the snow or near water, be especially careful to keep your tattoo covered and dry.
5 steps to keep your tattoo looking shiny and healthy in winter
Be aware that cold weather can quickly over-dry the skin, making it more prone to cracks and infections. This is an added inconvenience on tattooed skin, as scabs or scars can appear and spoil the appearance of your tattoo. Read on to find out which five steps to follow to make sure your tattoo stays as beautiful and shiny as the first day.
Step 1: Make sure you clean your tattooed skin regularly. You can use mild soap and warm water to wash your tattoo. It is essential to dry the tattoo well after washing.
Step 2: We wrote about the importance of moisturizing the skin at the beginning, as it is the most important and crucial step. At this point, let’s just remind you that it’s a good idea to create a routine for caring for your tattoo. In winter, regular lubrication of the skin in the morning and at night should be part of this routine. All you have to do is make sure that our Tattoo Care products are always within reach.
Step 3: Avoid taking long hot showers. Hot water can strip your skin of its natural oils, making it even more prone to dryness in winter. Take shorter showers with lukewarm water.
Step 4: Always dry your skin well. After showering or bathing, it is very important to gently dry your tattooed skin with a soft towel. Avoid rubbing the area as this can irritate the skin or cause unnecessary damage.
Step 5: Don’t expose your tattoo to the cold, but make sure it’s hidden under clothes or a scarf. This way, your skin will be less exposed to extreme fluctuations and better protected from drying out and cracking.
Following these simple tips will help you care for your tattooed skin during the winter to keep it looking beautiful and intact. Remember that your tattoo is an investment for life, so take care of it the right way and follow the simple steps we’ve outlined in this blog.