Ointment For Tattoo
A tattoo is an investment. Once you have the perfect ink, you don't want it to fade or change colors. Keeping it beautiful requires special care. At Walgreens, we offer a variety of tattoo ointments to help keep all of your tattoos looking their best. Whether you have a single tattoo or large areas of skin art, specialized care can help you protect your investment.
Sun Care for Tattoos
If you have a new tattoo, the artist that placed the tattoo should give you instructions on how to care for it in the early stages. Even after the tattooed area has completely healed, it still needs protection against the environment and the sun's rays. Just as you should protect your skin against sun damage, your tattoo needs sun protection to reduce fading.
Available are natural sunscreens that offer anti-fade protection for tattoos of all shapes and sizes. These sunscreens provide broad spectrum sun protection to shield your tattoo against UVA and UVB rays, two types of rays that can fade your tattoo. Choose among products made with natural ingredients that are gentle to your skin. Also available are formulations that contain added antioxidants for additional protection against the environment. If you have sensitive skin, look for formulations that are fragrance-free and contain no harsh chemicals like parabens. Once you've made your selection, make sure to apply the product every time you go outside for maximum protection.
High UV Protection
For high-powered protection against the sun's rays, choose a tattoo guard lotion with a high SPF (sun protection factor). Tattoo lotions and ointments with a high SPF offer maximal protection against fading and color changes. Tattoo guard lotions with an SPF as high as 50 are available. With this high-level protection, you can enjoy being outdoors without worrying about your tattoo losing its color. Many sun protective tattoo lotions and ointments are formulated with moisturizing ingredients to help keep your skin and tattoo smooth and soft.
If you have a large tattoo or lots of them, you have lots of skin to cover. Tattoo protection is available in a spray form for quick and easy application. Tattoo protective sprays are formulated with sunscreen ingredients that shield tattoos against both UVA and UVB rays so that you'll get the biggest benefit straight out of the bottle. If you swim or exercise outdoors, choose a spray that's water resistant so you don't have to reapply it as often. Always read the directions and reapply based on the product recommendations to get maximum protective benefits.
Getting the Most Benefits from Ointments for Tattoos and Tattoo Protective Products
Read the directions before applying a tattoo ointment or tattoo protective product. In most cases, you'll need to apply the product at least 15 minutes before going outside.