Most of us are not brave enough to get a permanent tattoo. And so we resort to using henna instead. But sometimes, things can go out of hand. You may end up with a design you don’t really like or you may simply have lost interest in it after some time. Or it could have been too much of a disaster and now you are left with nothing but mess on your skin. But don’t you worry about it. All you have to do is follow some of these simple tips on how to remove henna from your skin and you won’t have to deal with it again.
The good thing about getting a henna tattoo is that it wears after a few weeks. It is not permanent and as the skin naturally sheds off the old dead cells, the henna comes off with them too. The length of time it takes for henna to come off is usually at around 2 to 4 weeks. However, if 2 to 4 weeks is too long for you and you can’t wait to get rid of it, here are some tips you could try to remove henna from your skin faster.
One good way to get the henna off your skin is by cleaning. And a good way to clean your skin is to exfoliate using scrubs. There are quite a number of soap scrubs available in the market today. They all have different scents and various offers for your skin. But you have to be careful in choosing the right scrub for you. Some scrubs may tend to be too tough on your skin, leading to rashes and irritation. So, when you have the perfect scrub, simply rub it over the tattooed area. Keep using your scrub until the henna comes off.
You can also make your own scrub instead of buying one. Just mix some milk and gram flour. Use this like any other scrub.
Another excellent way to remove henna from your skin fast is to apply some olive oil. Oil can fade henna tattoos. Just apply the oil liberally on the tattoo. For better and faster results, you may want to mix olive oil with other natural oils. Let the skin absorb the oil first before washing it away.
Sweating is also a great way to get rid of your henna tattoo. Sweat contains a lot of salt and other components that lessen the appearance of the tattoo. You don’t have to anywhere to buy anything. All you have to do is get physical. Do something that can make you sweat, like exercising or staying in some warm place.
Warm water also helps remove henna from your skin. Just take a hot bath and soak up for about 20 minutes. You can also add some salt scrub into the water and use an exfoliating mitt while in the water.
Rough skin removers are also very helpful in removing henna from your skin. Just apply the remover on the area. But you have to check first for any allergic reactions to it.