The Best Moisturizers for Tattooed Skin
If you are freshly inked, you know that making sure the skin around your new tattoo is moisturized and well-nourished is a crucial step in the after-care process. That, and protecting your tattooed skin with broad-spectrum SPF 30 or higher to keep the color from fading. After all, you want that new body art to stay fresh and healthy above anything else. Ahead, we rounded up a few of our favorite hydrating tattoo after-care moisturizers and creams that will condition and comfort your skin post-ink session.
David Beckham certainly knows a thing or two about tattoo care, so you can trust that the Bold Statement Tattoo Body Moisturizing Cream from his skin-care line is legit. The ultra-light formula contains vitamin E to nourish the skin while SPF 50 keeps the lines and color looking crisp.
After your tattoo is healed, you don’t need a heavy cream or ointment to keep the skin moisturized — a regular body lotion will do. La Roche-Posay Lipikar Body Lotion is formulated to hydrate normal to dry skin and replenish its essential lipids with a blend of shea butter, glycerin and niacinamide.
Designed for sensitive skin, this cica cream intensely moisturizes, protects and repairs skin — just what a new tattoo needs. The cream — which is 100% sensitive-skin tested by dermatologists — delivers 48 hours of relief and hydration, while helping restore your skin’s barrier.
During the healing process immediately following a new tattoo, the area of the skin needs extra TLC. That’s where the CeraVe Healing Ointment comes in. This thicker skin balm hydrates and soothes skin with a formula of hyaluronic acid and ceramides. It can help comfort freshly tattooed skin is easily irritated.