Tattoo care and skin preparation. How do you choose the most appropriate products for you?
The huge selection of the products offered by our company can cause you a headache. Here’s a quick guide to help you find the right products for your personal needs. You can always turn to our dietitian with questions: firstname.lastname@example.org.
New tattoos have special needs, and a tattoo that looks good and ages well owes much to good skin care in the first few weeks. To heal properly, it needs access to air and enough moisture to stay soft and healthy. Aloe Vera is antibacterial, reparative, and anti-inflammatory. It relieves pain and itching, and delivers moisture deep beneath the skin’s surface, while allowing skin to breathe. Aloe has a long record of external use in treating skin burns, irritations, damaged tissue, and disorders. It is high in vitamins and minerals, and commonly used to treat burn victims and to promote healing after surgery, Aloe has been proven safe and effective in treating wounds, which tattoos essentially are. With age, ink seeps into the lower layers of the skin – tattoos become more resilient and less affected by minor damage at the surface. Skin care continues to be important once a tattoo has fully healed. A tattoo that is moisturized and infection-free ages well. There’s reason why Aloe is perfect to use on an older tattoo especially: to keep skin healthy. In addition to providing moisture and protecting skin from infection, Aloe can be used to soothe persistent mild irritation which can result when some inks are exposed to sunlight.
Experts agree: Aloe reduces scarring.
Aloe is widely recommended as a treatment to reduce tattoo scarring. Scarring can result from complications during the healing process. Using Aloe on scars can reduce their severity as well as the likelihood of infection and further skin damage. With regular use, the surface of the skin will become more even and better prepared for any touch-up work necessary.
Aloe First is an exclusive skin soothing formula is an excellent first step for soothing minor skin irritations. Formulated in a base of stabilized Aloe Vera Gel, Aloe First contains Bee Propolis, Allantoin and eleven exclusive plant extracts. Bee Propolis increases the natural skin-soothing and cleansing properties of the Aloe Vera Gel. Allantoin is a beneficial ingredient found in many plants, including aloe. Eleven carefully selected plant extracts complete this powerful formula. The combination of aloe and herbs provide a naturally soothing, pH-balanced spray that is easy to apply to even sensitive skin. Aloe First is designed to soothe the skin after minor wounds, cuts, scrapes, burns, and sunburn.
Essentially identical to the aloe vera’s inner leaf, our 100% stabilized Aloe Vera Gelly lubricates sensitive tissue safely. Specially prepared for topical application to moisturize, soothe, and condition, Aloe Vera Gelly is a thick, translucent gel containing humectants and moisturizers. Readily absorbed by the skin, it soothes without staining clothes. Aloe Vera Gelly provides temporary relief from minor skin irritations. From your bathroom cabinet to your first-aid kit, and from the kitchen to the campsite – Aloe Vera Gelly is an ideal companion for skin that needs a little extra care.
One of our signature products, Aloe Lotion is a wonderful, all-purpose, skin lotion with a high content of pure, stabilized aloe plus Jojoba Oil and Vitamin E to moisturize and soothe the skin. Collagen and Elastin are added to this fine mix to assist in keeping the skin smooth and supple. It is an ideal choice for applying to dry, chafed, wind-blown, or weathered skin. Light in scent but long on soothing dry, irritated skin, Aloe Lotion quickly restores your skin’s delicate pH balance to keep it supple and soft. Our improved formula takes advantage of the latest breakthroughs in skin care technology to make Aloe Lotion feel sensational all over your face and body!
Weather, wind and pollution – day in, day out, they take their toll on your skin. Now you can fight back with our exquisite Aloe Moisturizing Lotion. This unique lotion has outstanding humectant and moisturizing properties. It contains Collagen and Elastin to keep the skin smooth, soft and elastic while maintaining the skin’s natural pH balance. Thicker than our Aloe Lotion, it is ideal for replenishing lost moisture and restoring skin’s soft, silky feel. Aloe Moisturizing Lotion is excellent for face, hands and body, helping to counteract the effects of pollution and the environment. Once the lotion has been smoothed on and absorbed into the skin, makeup can be applied as usual.
Who but Forever Living Products could produce a moisturizer as unique as Aloe Propolis Creme? Combining our world leadership in Aloe Vera and beehive products, Aloe Propolis Creme is one of our most popular skin care products. Excellent as a skin moisturizer and conditioner, Aloe Propolis Creme is a rich blend of stabilized Aloe Vera Gel and Bee Propolis, with other ingredients recognized for their contribution to healthy skin. Chamomile, one of nature’s best-known skin care herbs, is also added to the mix. Vitamins A and E complete the formula, recognized fortheir natural skin-conditioning properties. Reach for Aloe Propolis Creme to help maintain a healthy skin tone and texture!
The soothing properties of aloe vera are ideally suited to care for your lips. Aloe, jojoba and beeswax combine to create the finest all-season, multi-use product on the market today. Aloe Lips soothes, smoothes, and moisturizes not only chapped and dry lips, but all the areas which needextra help.Its compact size makes it convenient to keep on hand. If your lips could talk, they’d ask for Aloe Lips!
What to avoid during the first few weeks of the new tattoo? Sun. Everything seems better when the sun shines, but this ‘silver lining’ brings its own cloud! But once a tattoo is fully healed, it is good to always keep Forever Sunscreen on it to keep the color from fading. And with today’s knowledge of the dangers of over-exposure to the sun, we seek only the highest quality sun protection products available. Aloe Sunscreen provides just that! Combining modern science with natural ingredients, this effective sunscreen helps to soothe, lubricate, moisturize, and protect the skin against sun damage. With an SPF of 30, Aloe Sunscreen blocks both UVA and UVB rays, while this silky, smooth lotion made with pure stabilized Aloe Vera Gel, rich moisturizers and humectants, maintains the skin’s natural moisture balance.
Tattoos need gentle cleaning. For the first few days, to avoid an allergic reaction, using hypo-allergenic Forever Hand & Face Soap is a must. Aloe Hand & Face Soap is a rich, pearlescent, moisturizing, all body cleanser with a generous amount of aloe. It creates a luxurious lather, leaving the skin feeling clean, smooth, and silky, while minimizing the irritations experienced with some bar soaps. Its mild formula also makes Aloe Soap an ideal shampoo for children and adults alike. Biodegradable, pH-balanced, and non-irritating, it is mild enough for daily facial, hand, hair or body cleansing, and is suitable for those with sensitive skin.
Tattoos need air and moisture. Vitamin formula Alfa-E Factor applied around the edge of the tattoo for the first few days is a safe bet. Forever Alpha-E Factor, our skin-replenishing agent, contains rich ingredients designed to enhance your skin like nothing you’ve tried before! It moisturizes from within to deliver an ultimate smoothness to your skin. This light, emollient fluid is fortified with Vitamins A, C, and E, Borage Oil and Bisabolol. It is an antioxidant fluid designed to combat free radical damage, which causes 80% of our skin’s damage. Alpha-E Factor’s foundation is our pure stabilized Aloe Vera gel, with all of its benefits. These special ingredients are uniquely combined into one product:
• Vitamin E – combats free radical damage, softens, and moisturizes.
• Vitamin A – enhances elasticity while moisturizing and reducing scaliness.
• Vitamin C – enhances elasticity, helps inhibit formation of scar tissue.
• Lecithin – an excellent emollient which improves suppleness of the skin.
• Borage Seed Oil – provides the skin with gamma linoleic acid which helps restore moisture.
• Bisabolol – a natural, soothing ingredient suitable for sensitive skin.
• Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride – a natural emollient from coconut oil which moisturizes without the heavy, greasy feel of other oils.
• Soybean Oil – a texture-enhancing moisturizer with antioxidant properties.
Forever Alpha-E factor is ideal for almost every situation that requires topical application of natural antioxidants.
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