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How to Reduce Tattoo Itching? Try the Eight Remedies

Have you got a tattoo from the best artist in your locality? If yes, make sure to practice aftercare with the utmost diligence; otherwise, it will fade quickly, and all the money you spent will go down the drain. Starting from avoiding the sun to applying a thin coat of medicated lotion – a lot of things need to be done that too for at least a month.

The following write-up specifies natural remedies of alleviating itching, a common side-effect of inking your skin. Please check them out right now.

  1. Oatmeal

Oatmeal is not just something you have for breakfast. It is used in several types of lotions and soaps and often added to a cold bath. Several studies have shown that oatmeal is absolutely safe when it comes to treating itchiness, whether from tattooing or something else.

  1. Raw Potato

The top-notch Gold Coast tattoo artists said rubbing raw potatoes on tattooed skin can keep deep scars at bay. It can also alleviate redness thus, speeding up the recovery process, Make sure to carry out a patch test beforehand, so you know you are allergic to raw potato.

  1. Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera, in its pure form, has been curing skin problems since time immemorial. The gel extracted from the plant has abundant antiseptic and antibacterial properties, which can provide maximum relief from not only itching but also inflammation.

  1. Antihistamines

Histamines could be defined as chemicals present in the body and responsible for causing allergy symptoms. An antihistamine pill treats such symptoms; however, it can make you a tad drowsy, so use before going to bed at night.

  1. Coconut Oil

Coconut oil has been perceived as the best tattoo aftercare product by a major segment of the population. It can moisturise the skin without causing any adverse reactions. The lauric acid in coconut oil decreases the strength of bacteria, viruses, or fungi, thus, eliminates the chances of itching.

  1. Hydrocortisone

The hydrocortisone creams found in online, as well as brick-and-mortar pharmacies, help you get rid of itchiness. They basically inhibit the inflammatory responses happening inside your body and calming the skin down as a result.

  1. Ice

When it comes to itchy tattoos, nothing is better than rubbing ice cubes. Wrap the ice cubes in a clean cloth and apply them on the affected skin for at least 15 minutes. The burning sensation will be gone faster than you can imagine. Unlike the other tricks, ice can never inflict any harm.

  1. Menthol

Menthol generates a cooling effect and relieves you of both itching and pain. You have to apply menthol, found in the market as peppermint oil, twice a day for two weeks. You will certainly notice a significant reduction in itchiness, which in turn leads to fast healing.

According to the best tattoo artists in Australia, implementing any one of the remedies stated above soothes itchy skin in absolutely no time. Resist the urge to pick or pull the scabs, or else you will end up with an undesirable scar. You may distract yourself too by watching funny videos, reading books, listening music, meditating, etc.

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