How exfoliation improves the look and feel of inked skin

How exfoliation improves the look and feel of inked skin

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One of the best ways to maintain the vibrancy and health of your tattooed skin is through exfoliation. Why? Read on to learn why exfoliating is an absolute must for every tattoo skincare routine.

Increases Vibrancy

Exfoliating helps to remove dead skin cells and debris, which can make your tattooed skin appear dull and lifeless. By sloughing off those dead cells, you'll reveal the fresh, vibrant skin underneath, which will make your tattoo look brighter and more defined.

Prevents Fading

When you exfoliate your tattooed skin, you remove the dead skin cells that can trap pigment and cause it to fade over time. By keeping your skin healthy and free from build-up, you'll help your tattoo maintain its colour and sharpness.

Smooths Skin

Exfoliating can help to smooth rough or bumpy skin, which can be particularly helpful for tattoos on areas like the elbows, knees, and feet. By removing dead skin cells, you'll reveal smoother, softer skin that will make your tattoo look even more stunning.

Improves Absorption

Exfoliating helps to improve the absorption of moisturisers and other skincare products, which can be particularly important for tattooed skin. By removing dead skin cells, you'll allow your skin to better absorb these products, which will help keep your tattoo looking fresh and vibrant.

Helps to Prevent Ingrown Hairs

Exfoliating can help to prevent ingrown hairs, which can be a common problem for those with tattoos in areas with hair growth. By removing dead skin cells and debris, you'll help to unclog hair follicles and prevent hairs from growing back into the skin, which can cause irritation and inflammation. Regular exfoliation can help to keep the skin around your tattoo smooth and healthy, reducing the risk of ingrown hairs and other skin issues.

How do you exfoliate tattooed skin?

First and foremost, avoid using any harsh scrubs or tools that can scratch or irritate your tattoo. Instead, opt for a gentle exfoliating product, like Stories & Ink’s Exfoliating Body Wash, or a body brush with soft bristles. Be sure to avoid any areas where the skin is broken. And remember, don’t exfoliate if the tattoo is still healing.

When exfoliating, use a light touch and remember less is more. Over-exfoliating can lead to dryness and irritation, so stick to once or twice a week at most. By exfoliating regularly, you'll help your tattoo stay looking fresh and vibrant for years to come.

So go ahead and give your skin some TLC – your tattoo will thank you for it!

Ready for super-smooth skin?

Experience the benefits of exfoliation with Stories & Ink's Exfoliating Body Wash. This gentle tattoo scrub is appropriate for all skin types and helps remove dead and dull looking skin to reveal brighter, more radiant looking tattoos.