Your skin the largest organ in the body and it needs extra attention to remain health and youthful. Most people ignore their tattooed skin, except for taking their daily bath or shower. But your tattoos need more than just staying clean. Your tattooed skin needs to stay hydrated and moisturized if you want your tattoos to always look their best.
When it comes to daily skincare and tattoo aftercare products, you have many options. And the one we will discuss today is 4 natural oils, that can help naturally keep your skin moisturized.
Now before I start, I would like to mention that when developing Inked Ritual's Tattoo Care Serum, all oils were excluded from the formula. And for good reason. Yes, natural oils offer great benefits for your tattooed skin, but Inked Ritual is very different in how it works on your tattoos and what it does for the longevity of how your tattoos will look. I will go into more detail at the end of this blog.
So here are 4 popular natural oils that you can use daily to keep your tattooed skin moisturized. Choosing a natural oil will be personal preference, where weighing out the pros and cons may help.
Vitamin E Oilcan help moisturize and soften your skin, while possibly diminishing the appearance of scars.
Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that can help repair UV damaged skin, and protect skin from free radical damage.
Vitamin E has the potential to clog skin pores if it is over-applied, especially for people with naturally oily skin. Look for "non-comedogenic" (will not clog pores) on the label.
A study on Vitamin E found that putting on too much Vitamin E oil may worsen the appearance of scars, or have no positive effect at all. A third of the participants in the study developed a skin rash. Even though this is rare, make sure to test it on a small area before you use it on your tattoo.
Some Vitamin E products may stain/discolor clothing.
Always read the label to check for added active or inactive ingredients added to the Vitamin E Oil, as these can damage new tattoos. Always look for 100% Pure Vitamin E Oil, with no additives.
Tea Tree oil is antibacterial, antiseptic, antiviral, antimicrobial, and can cure wounds.
Its powerful antiseptic properties are an excellent and well-known option for acne-prone skin.
Tea Tree oil can treat dry skin. Regular use may keep your skin moisturized, supple, and soft.
Tea Tree Oil should be diluted with a carrier oil such as coconut oil, almond oil or olive oil.
Use Tea Tree oil with caution as it may cause irritation and swelling for some people.
Tea Tree oil can potentially throw off your skin’s PH balance and negatively affect the skins moisture barrier, leaving your tattoos looking dull and faded.
Tea Tree oil can cause allergic skin rash and dryness. Don’t use it if your skin is dry, flaking, scaly, or irritated.
The risk of skin irritation is higher if the oil is applied to dry or broken skin. Always do a patch test.
Those are just four natural oils that you can use to keep your skin moisturized. There are many more oils such as:
Rosehip Seed Oil
Sunflower Seed Oil
Sea Buckthorn Oil
Pomegranate Seed Oil
During the research and development stages of Inked Ritual's Anti-Fade Serum, we tested an extensive amount of natural ingredients, including the above oils. But not all ingredients tested, met the benchmarks required for our anti-fading tattoo serum formula.
Oils molecule size is too large to deeply penetrating into the skin.
Oils cannot effectively transport active ingredients into the skin.
Oils are comedogenic, can clog pores, and cause irritation.
Oils can leave the skin sticky, greasy, and uncomfortable.
Oils can have an overpowering fragrance.
So just a recap, that the above four natural oils are great to moisturize your skin's epidermis (outer surface). However, they offer limited benefits when it comes to anti-aging and skin rejuvenation for your tattoos. This is where Inked Ritual outshines, by including all of the bio-active natural ingredients that nourish your skin below the epidermis to keep your tattoos bold and vibrant.
TIP: If you want to take your skincare ritual up a notch for those tattoos, you can use the above oils in combination with Inked Ritual Tattoo Serum, in a layering fashion. Simply apply Inked Ritual first, and after it's dried, apply your choice of oil or moisturizer over top. This product layering is not necessary but it will lock in Inked Ritual's active ingredients. Do you know what is in INKED RITUAL's Tattoo Care and why it out performs any other tattoo skincare product for your tattoos? Learn more: INKED RITUAL's Bio-Active Tattoo Aftercare Ingredients