Your skin is the key player in the tattoo process so making sure it is well prepared will help you be better prepared. Before your tattoo it is important to take care of your skin to promote a healthy healing process as well as the best possible outcome for your tattoo. Prepping your skin with Flora starting a week before your tattoo, twice daily, will help condition the skin to allow the ink to absorb better making it brighter and will promote the healing process later. Staying well hydrated and eating a healthy, well balanced diet will help with proper vitamin (A,C, and E) and mineral (selenium) intake for healthy skin.
Vitamin A is necessary for wound healing and skin regrowth, it supports epithelial cells (skin) both internally and externally.
High Vitamin A foods: Carrots, Broccoli, Eggs, Apricots, Cantaloupe, Grapefruit, Mango and Salmon
Vitamin C helps prevent skin damage, fights germs and disease and helps excel the healing process.
High Vitamin C foods: Oranges, Pineapples, Strawberry, Broccoli, Cauliflower and Red/Green Peppers.
Vitamin E improves skin moisture and elasticity, it prevents damage to the skin and helps strengthen the capillary wall in the skin.
High Vitamin E foods: Almonds, Avocados, Raspberries, Kiwi and nuts.
Selenium is a natural mineral in the body, it’s a protective coat for cells and a safeguard for skin cell membranes.
High Selenium foods: Chicken, Poultry, Beef, Meats, Asparagus, Cabbage and Fish.
Disclaimer: This is just research we did on skin and some foods, vitamins and minerals to help the skins healing process. This is not medical advice from a doctor or a medical treatment for any skin condition. Do not ingest anything you are allergic to and do not start taking any supplements without consulting your primary care doctor first.