All PMU artists know how important it is to find a high-quality aftercare product. The results of a treatment can depend on proper aftercare to a large degree, and the formulation of the ointment used during PMU healing is super important.
Many artists go through a bunch of products before they figure out which one gives the best results. But once they try the Zensa Healing Cream, they definitely stick to it!
Here’s why this formula has become the go-to!
Why Is a Good Aftercare Cream So Important?
Slowly but surely, wet healing is becoming a standard in the PMU industry. The benefits of instructing clients to moisturize their freshly done PMU in the days and weeks after the procedure are numerous:
- It minimizes scabbing
- It increases pigment retention
- It accelerates and boosts the healing process
- It provides protection from contamination
- It relieves the uncomfortable sensations of itching and tightness
- It moisturizes the skin around the treated area.
However, not every moisturizer is suitable for this. For starters, since the treated area is essentially an open wound for a few days, the formula has to be suitable for use on broken skin.
Then, there are certain ingredients which impede the healing process instead of boosting it, due to heavy, sticky consistency which prevents the wound from being able to breathe (petroleum jelly, we’re looking at you!).
There’s also the question of perfume, which is often found in topical cosmetics, but which should be avoided for PMU aftercare.
A good aftercare product formulated with natural ingredients and a lightweight consistency can do wonders for the quality of PMU results.
A bad one can slow down the healing process, affect pigment retention, and cause complications, especially if it’s sticky and hard to clean – the protective barrier becomes a breeding ground for bacteria and does harm rather than good.
The Zensa Healing Cream was formulated with all this in mind, specifically for tattoo and PMU aftercare. It provides all the benefits without any of the potential downsides.
Why Is the Zensa Healing Cream Good for PMU Aftercare?
Let’s go through some of the reasons artists turn to the Zensa Healing Cream:
It’s Lightweight, Non-Sticky and Non-Oily
A lightweight, lotion-like consistency is universally preferable to heavy formulas which form thick, oily films. Clients hate using greasy products because they’re messy and feel heavy on their skin, but they can also cause more serious problems.
For once, if the wound can’t breathe, its healing slows down.
There’s also the fact that sticky products can be hard to clean off, and if the wound isn’t cleaned thoroughly enough according to the prescribed schedule, bacteria breeds and an infection can develop.
Plus, sticky formulas catch far more dust and debris, which you don’t want on top of a fresh wound.
None of this happens with the Zensa Healing Cream. It’s a light, breezy formula which provides hydration without being cloying or clogging pores!
It Boosts Pigment Retention
The Zensa Healing Cream doesn’t affect pigment settling and retention at all. In fact, it contains sunflower seed oil, an ingredient that helps maintain the color as intense and true as possible throughout the healing process.
It Minimizes Scabbing and Flaking
Arguably the biggest advantage of wet healing over dry is the fact that using the prescribed moisturizer prevents the formation of thicker scabs over freshly done PMU, so the product used should be formulated in such a way that minimizes scabbing as much as possible.
The Zensa Healing Cream does exactly this, with its deeply hydrating ingredients – gotta love the hyaluronic acid + shea butter combo!
Let’s quickly explain how scab minimization works.
When the skin is opened, the body works hard to keep it moist to allow proper healing, so it secretes a lot of lymph, which is what forms the scabby film after PMU.
If the wound is moisturized with a hydrating product, the body gets the signal that there’s no need to secrete extra lymph, so there’s less scabbing. Subsequently, the flaking is minimal to none, and the results aren’t damaged by it.
It Eliminates Itching
Itching is a natural part of the body healing any skin trauma, but it sure can be annoying! Since scratching freshly done PMU can be disastrous for the results, artists are always looking for products that will relieve the itching.
And the Zensa Healing Cream does! In fact, it can relieve itching due to various other reasons, too (insect bites, eczema, a recovering sunburn, etc.).
But It’s Steroid-Free
Many creams that relieve itching are formulated with corticosteroids, which are artificial steroid hormones that provide anti-inflammatory action and suppress the response from the immune system.
So, it’s some serious chemistry that alters the body’s response to a healing wound.
The Zensa Healing Cream doesn’t contain steroids.
It’s a natural formula which relieves itching thanks to Calendula, a plant that’s been used to soothe inflammation for centuries and is proven to work. No need for potentially harmful steroids – flower power all the way!
It’s Safe Even for Very Sensitive Skin
The all-natural formula is hypoallergenic, free from parabens and synthetic fragrance, so it can be used even on the most sensitive skin, including the thin skin of the face and especially around the eyes without any risk of irritation.
It Contains a Complex of Natural Ingredients
When we say that the Zensa Healing Cream is natural, we really mean it! All it contains are natural extracts, oils, and emulsifying carriers.
The primary ingredients are Calendula and Grapefruit Essential Oil, mixed with a bunch of other natural oils and extracts:
- Sunflower oil
- Avocado Oil
- Shea Butter
- Aloe Leaf Extract
- Cucumber Extract
- Green Tea Extract.
These ingredients are deeply hydrating, soothing, anti-inflammatory, and provide antioxidant properties which prevent skin cell damage by free radicals.
Did we mention they’re all natural?
It Smells Nice, but Doesn’t Contain Perfume
The high contents of Grapefruit Essential Oil gives the Zensa Healing Cream its yummy, refreshing scent clients love. There’s no potentially irritating artificial fragrance, which usually comes with a high dose of drying, stingy alcohol.
It’s Vegan and Cruelty-Free
Keeping in line with the principle of getting the best out of nature yet respecting and appreciating it, Zensa products including the Healing Cream are 100% vegan-friendly and cruelty-free, maintaining the highest production standards.
It Can Be Used for Various Treatments and Skin Conditions
The Zensa Healing Cream isn’t exclusively intended for permanent makeup aftercare. It’s also a favorite among tattoo artists for body art tattoo aftercare, or as a soothing balm after hair removal.
It can also be used to soothe skin inflammation of any kind, including sunburns, or eczema. It even helps with insect bites!
So it’s a universal non-steroidal anti-inflammatory balm that’s useful to have around, at home or on a vacation, even if you’re not a beauty professional or a client.