Henna is a dye that is obtained from the leaves of the henna plant. It is also called mehendi. It is applied to the skin to create intricate temporary and beautiful designs. Henna stays for approximately two weeks and then starts to fade. Once it gains a faded appearance, you wish to remove it quickly from the skin. Here are some methods which you can use to remove henna.
Methods to remove henna
Here are some natural methods to remove henna from the skin.
- Soaking feet and hands in salt water: The sodium chloride present in the salt will remove the dead cells. Put half a cup of salt in warm water and soak for approximately 20 minutes.
- Use of scrub: Scrubbing the skin with an exfoliating body wash will help to remove henna quickly. Natural exfoliating agents like brown sugar or apricots are great exfoliating agents. After exfoliating, apply coconut oil or moisturizer.
- Baking soda and lemon juice: Lemon juice and baking soda will help to lighten the henna. Make sure you never apply baking soda and lemon juice to the face. Take half a cup of warm water and add 1 tbsp of baking soda and 2 tsp of lemon juice. Apply the mixture with a cotton swab and allow the skin to soak it. Repeat the process until henna disappears.
- Olive oil and salt: Take one cup of olive oil and add 4 tbsp of sea salt. Mix thoroughly. The mixture will help to exfoliate the skin as well as making the henna lighter in color. For this, use a cotton swab to apply the mixture on the skin and then rub with a wet washcloth.
- Whitening toothpaste: Apply whitening toothpaste generously on the henna and allow the toothpaste to dry. Scrub with an old toothbrush.