5 Quick Ways to Remove Henna Stains
With offices open again, Eid is well and truly over. And that means it’s time to get rid of those annoying henna stains. As much as we love henna, I think all of us will agree that the yellow/orange-ish stain it leaves on our hands takes days to fade away completely, making our hands look highly unprofessional and, well, not appealing at all. To get rid of the once-beautiful henna design on our hands, we bring you five methods to quicken up the fading process.
Micellar Water contains micelles particles which gently break down oil, makeup, and any other pigment on your skin. This way of removing henna stains from your skin is very gentle.
Olive Oil and Salt
Let the olive oil soak in your skin and soften the stain before you scrub it away with sea salt particles. You can use three to four tablespoons of salt for a cup of olive oil.
Baking Soda and Lemon Juice
Lemon juice is a proven lightening agent, and when used with baking soda, it makes a killer combination to lighten henna dyes and make them go away faster. Use half a cup of warm water with one tablespoon of baking soda and two tablespoons of lemon juice.
Whitening toothpaste contains chemicals which have bleaching agents in them, in quantities which are not harmful if used on hands. Cover your henna stain with a thick amount of toothpaste and let it dry before washing it off.
Coconut Oil and Raw Sugar
Coconut oil and sugar combined becomes a powerful exfoliating agent. Rub the oil on to your skin and let it absorb it before scrubbing with sugar. You can wash the mixture off with a loofah or a washcloth removing the henna stains as well.