Finally getting to the point your SMP treatments are completed, your scalp is healed and you can now continue with normal life once again, can be quite a relief. For most people the entire process from beginning to end is a relatively lengthy one, not due to what is involved with the SMP process, but because it takes time to work through many of the personal decisions. However, one way or another it involves a significant amount of information be researched, a fair level of monetary investment and a portion of your valuable time.
Therefore, since you made the effort to navigate through the SMP process and actually finish it, it makes sense you will want to maintain the appearance of the pigments to the best of your ability and look your best. It is completely normal to experience a certain amount of fading over time, which is fine as long as it is minimal and does not rapidly decay into significant appearance issues.
None of the long-term care suggestions require a huge amount of effort and if you simply make them a part of your normal grooming routine, then you won’t even have to think about them as “extra work.” Below we have listed several SMP long-term care tips that will help maintain the health of your scalp and keep the SMP pigments looking as crisp and natural as possible.
SMP Long-Term Care
- Too much sun removes the moisture from our skin and can increase the amount of fading of SMP pigments. Therefore, it is important to ensure you use sunblock or some type of protection when you are out in the sun for long periods. This will help protect the appearance of the pigmentation. Additionally, it is best to stay away from using tanning salons. Tanning beds can have negative effects on pigmentation as well.
- Many cleansers, cosmetics and other personal care products contain high levels of alcohol. Alcohol in very small quantities will not create any problems, but it is best to stay away from using products on your scalp that contain a lot of alcohol. It is always a good practice to do a quick scan of the ingredients included in personal care products.
- You should use an exfoliating cleanser several times each week or at least on a regular basis. This will help maintain the health of your scalp and the appearance of the pigmentation.
- If you only do one thing, this should be it. Moisturize. You should use moisturizer 4-6 times per week as it helps protect the skin, keeps the skin healthy and improves the appearance of the pigmentation.
These four tips will help you keep your scalp looking healthy and avoid any serious problems. While keeping your scalp and the pigmentation looking its best is not complicated, it is important to include these in your regular personal care routine.