A new tattoo in the summer requires extra care
Why do we need to be extra attentive this time of year?
We all know that the sun is not so good for your tattoo. That's why we always protect it with an extra high protection factor.
But if you are getting a new tattoo in this period, you need to be extra attentive. For a new tattoo, the sun is many times more dangerous.
Because the normal protective layer of the skin is affected - the new tattoo is an open wound - you are very sensitive to the sun and its harmful UV rays. In this area you can easily get sunburned. This can lead to cracks and blisters near your tattoo, which can make your tattoo heal much slower and less beautiful. Not a good idea! In the first weeks, always cover your tattoo with clothing or something else.
As long as your tattoo is not healed, you should always try to avoid the sun. This healing process differs from person to person. For most people, the tattoo is fully healed after 4 weeks. By fully healed, we mean no more crusts or skin.
Be careful with your new tattoo even after that. The skin is still very vulnerable and has not yet fully recovered its former shape. So the message is to spread the oil well!
We always recommend the following:
1. Absolutely no sun for the first 14 days! Do not apply sunscreen to your open wound.
2. Depending on how fast your tattoo is healing: avoid the sun for up to 6 weeks after getting your new tattoo. If not possible, limit your time in the sun and apply sunscreen SPF50+ at all times.
3. Once your tattoo is fully healed you can enjoy the sun again. In the summer, always apply a minimum of SPF50 to your tattoo.
Go for an optimal recovery of your skin with the C&J Recovery Essentials (Regenerating Cream + Purifying Soap) and don't forget your sunscreen!
Fortunately, we now have a handy package with C&J Recovery Essentials and Sun Milk SPF50+ in one.