If you have done your research on emu oils, then you have come across all manner of emu oil uses. The oil is considered to be a magical cure for several reasons. If you recently got a tattoo, here are the many ways the oil can help with a speedy healing.
The many emu oil uses can be attributed to the oil’s molecular composition. The oil is rich in Omega 3, 5, 6, 7 and 9. These are all essential fatty acids that are only got from the food we eat since the body does not manufacture them by itself. The essential fatty acids help create a breathable protective barrier on the skin, keep the skin moisturized, helps with the generation of new skin cells, and improve the immune system. Another benefit is that emu oil is absorbed easily through the skin layers. Furthermore, pure emu oil has no synthetic additives, it is unscented and offers amazing antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
The above are the main reasons why emu oils are the perfect companion for tattoo aftercare. You must, however, use the oil regularly and only stick with pure emu oil. Now that you understand the benefits of this oil let’s look at the tattoo healing timeline.
After getting a tattoo, the things you will notice in stage one include weeping, oozing and redness in the tattooed area. You should keep the area clean and clear the fluid several times daily. The anti-inflammatory properties of emu oil will reduce redness and ease the pain. Make sure you apply the oil several times a day. The oozing and weeping will have stopped within seven days. If it doesn’t, you should see a doctor.
From day 7 to 14, new skin will start to grow over the tattoo. During this period, the area can be very itchy. Keeping the area moisturized will help reduce itching. The best thing is that emu oil will speed up the growth of new skin cells and lock in moisture while maintaining a breathable barrier.
Dead skin will start to peel from week 2 to 3. Your focus at this stage should be on keeping the area moisturized. You also need to protect it from direct sunlight. Emu oil will help the skin peel easily and offer UV protection.
This stage is a breeze. You should, however, keep in mind that it might take months before the tattoo heals completely.
Keeping the area clean and applying emu oils frequently is the key to speedy healing. Only use oil from reputable manufacturers and buy from a reputable distributor.