The summer isn’t over yet! If you’re one of the many Glossies to have a tattoo and you’re soon jetting off on your sunny getaway, then you should read these top tips. Here’s how to protect a tattoo in the sun…
Why Do I Need To Protect A Tattoo In The Sun?
To cut a long story short, you need to protect your tattoo in the sun to prevent it from fading. Though fading over time is inevitable, exposure to the sun speeds up that process quite considerably.
In fact, did you know that UV rays are the biggest threat to your tattoos? The sun can cause the ink to break down, making it lose its vibrancy, colour and shape.
How Do I Protect A Tattoo In The Sun?
You should consequently think of your tattoo as an extension of your skin. In the same way that you protect your skin from sun damage to maintain its elasticity and youthful appearance, you need to protect your tattoo to keep it looking fresh. Here’s how…
Apply And Re-Apply SPF
It goes without saying that if UV rays are the biggest threat to your tattoo, then you need to apply SPF over it. Make sure you use at least an SPF 30 (though 50 is preferable!) and generously re-apply it every couple of hours.