Soothe the itchiness and keep your ink fresh. We’ve rounded up the top picks for treating your newly inked skin. Our list includes balms, serums and creams
If you’ve recently acquired fresh inks, be prepared to do a bit of follow-up to make sure you’re getting the best results.
Ahh the dreaded itch. Newly tattooed skin is better wrapped immediately after the procedure is completed, this protects the skin from chafing, dirt, as well as fibers from clothing and bedding.
There are many serums, potions, and lotions available on the market, but which ones actually work? The Internet is quite confrontational in terms of flagship products, because everyone’s skin is different. However, when looking for a cream, it is best to stick with natural ingredients and products that are fragrance free.
At a glance, Aquaphor’s Healing Ointment and Hustle Butter’s Vegan Cream are the best candidates.
We’ve rounded up some of the best options to try in 2020.
Best creams to try for tattoo aftercare
1. TattooMed after tattooing
TattooMed’s After Tattoo treatment is suitable for freshly tattooed skin from day one, or after 24 hours as widely recommended.
The non-greasy formula penetrates deep into the skin, leaving a hydrated and supple finish. It also offers a soothing effect which can calm the skin if it is irritated or slightly itchy.
The formulas are also 100% vegan, which is worth considering for eco-conscious buyers.
Price: Â£ 5.94, Amazon – buy here now
If you are looking for a complete set to go with you throughout your aftercare, the Tattoo Goo Aftercare Kit is the one we recommend for your budget and peace of mind. It penetrates deep into the skin, ensuring hydration all around.
Set includes Tattoo Goo Deep Cleansing Soap, Tattoo Goo Healing Balm, Tattoo Goo Rapid Penetrating Lotion, and Tattoo Goo Renew SPF30 Lotion.
Price: Â£ 12.99 Superdrug – buy here now
3. Hustle Butter Luxury Vegan Tattoo Cream
Hustle Butter is a vegan tattoo cream, made from organic shea butter and petroleum free.
It has a light feel that doesn’t leave a sticky residue behind.
Price: Â£ 19.96, Amazon – buy here now
Another vegan-friendly brand made with 100% natural and nourishing ingredients to take care of your ink.
The active formula reduces inflammation while soothing and hydrating the skin and aiding in the repair process. It is enriched with a blend of vitamin E and a blend of plants.
Price: Â£ 14.95, stories and ink – buy here now
For instant relief and nourishing effects that last, Cannuka Body Cream is enriched with skin moisturizing properties, leaving your skin super smooth.
It is enriched with a blend of CBD and Manuka honey, hyaluronic acid and grapefruit extract.
Price: Â£ 26, Revolve – buy here now
6. Aquaphor Healing Ointment Advanced Therapy Skin Protector
Aquaphor’s healing ointment is a good option for a number of skin concerns, so in terms of versatility this is a question to think about.
The skin’s natural barrier is protected while it repairs itself and there is also no feeling of greasy afterwards.
Price: Â£ 20.20, Amazon – buy here now
This multi-purpose skin cream from Egyptian Magic is 100% natural and comes in the form of a moisturizing balm. It can be used for a host of head-to-toe ailments, including providing relief and healing properties for cool tattoos.
Key ingredients include olive oil, beeswax, honey and bee pollen.
Price: Â£ 28.95, Beauty Berry – buy here now
If you have sensitive or easily irritated skin, this is the one for you.
This soothing cream has a fresh and light texture, powered by ten effective healing ingredients, including vitamin E and bee pollen.
The skin is soothed, nourished and cell renewal is promoted.
Price: Â£ 16.66, fantastic look – buy here now
Natural, affordable and effective for stressed skin. If your skin tends to dry out, Weleda’s Skin Food line is one to watch out for.
Boasting a plethora of natural skin loving ingredients including Calendula, Chamomile, Sweet Almond Oil, and Beeswax.
Price: Â£ 12.95, Weleda – buy here now
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