What Is Natural Tattoo Removal?
“I’ve heard people talk about natural tattoo removal but how does it work, exactly? I get that they use body-safe, natural ingredients but I don’t understand how they act on the body to remove tattoos.”
I’ve heard a lot of questions about this. It seems many people appreciate the safety aspects of natural removal (compared to laser) but don’t quite understand how natural tattoo removal works.
Accelerated Exfoliation Explained
Did you know that your skin exfoliates on its own, without you having to do anything?
It’s true; in fact, the layers of skin that you see are actually dead. That’s why you can rub a fingernail against your skin and not even feel anything. But if you push deep or use the sharpened end of a pair of scissors you’ll get a different story. You’re going to feel it and it’s not going to be pleasant. In fact, you may see some red. You didn’t strike oil but you did strike living skin cells.
Accelerated exfoliation gets to that layer. It does so by doing something the body normally doesn’t do on its own – it increases the rate at which living skin cells die and rise to the surface.
Now, this may sound like a bad thing but the other side to the exfoliation process is that it makes young skin cells mature more quickly to replace the ones on the layer above them. So there’s no harm and you get the added benefit of bringing up the deep subcutaneous skin layers that normally don’t exfoliate at all.
These are exactly the layers that tattoo artists target as they embed ink. This is why tattoos hold for a long time, even when the top layers of your skin do not.
Does laser tattoo removal hurt? Watch this video to see laser tattoo removal before and after:
How Can a Tattoo Be Removed?
Can you see where this is going? To remove the tattoo, they then need to exfoliate deeper layers than normal. Here’s how: first they use various ingredients to enhance skin exfoliation. Then these deeper layers come to the surface. The ink trapped alongside the deep layers comes up as well and wipes off with the brush of a towel.
Of course, this is an abbreviated explanation. It’s not going to happen that quickly; in fact, it takes weeks. But when you compare that to the much slower “vaporize, scar, heal and vaporize again” laser approach to ink removal, who in his right mind would choose laser?
Now you can see why people who choose laser removal either don’t understand – or have never heard about – natural, deep exfoliation. It’s simply a better method of tattoo removal.
How to Remove Tattoos Without Laser: the Natural Solution
Fortunately, you don’t have to make that mistake. If you don’t already have a copy of the Laserless Tattoo-Removal Guide, everything we talked about is in there, including the details on how you can get it done with skin-safe ingredients from your grocery store.