Who doesn’t like mehndi? All of us do. Our celebrations seem little dull without its glamour. Festivities and weddings don’t go away without leaving their footprints behind with the colour of henna. We all love the smell and colour of henna on our hands and feet. Brides don’t look like brides till henna designs adorn their hands and feet. The richness and glory henna designs bring to the ladies’ look is unmatchable to any make up. But after festivities you might want to remove the henna soon as you get into your daily lives of attending to regular chores and making it up for meetings. Or the design might just start wearing off and that chipping in patches looks uh- so ugly. Try these tricks and get the henna off your hands and feet sooner :
Use Soap Water
Wash your hands as frequently as possible with soap. The alkali in the soaps fades the design. However, moisturise your hands and feet as and when you wash, as soap dries the skin.
Mix of Olive Oil Salt
Make paste of olive oil and salt, apply it on the design. Let it dry for 10 minutes and wash off. This mixture is gentle on your skin, as olive oil is a natural emulsifier.
Did you know that using facial bleach on hands and feet removes the patches of henna sooner? Apply wherever required, allow it to dry and wash off with cold water.
Toothpaste has active ingredients that fades the henna quickly. Apply it on the henna design, and rinse off after drying.
Mix Baking Soda and Lemon
The mixture of lemon juice and baking soda removes the ugly patches of fading henna. As with other mixtures, apply on the henna and rinse with cold water after drying.
Washing hands and feet with chlorine water gets the henna down soon.
Simply soak your hands and feet into salted water for sometime and wipe clean.
Please note : Apart from olive oil mixture all other tips dry your skin, especially if you are doing it again and again, so make sure you keep yourself well hydrated and moisturise the affected part frequently.