Art can be portrayed through different things. Some are shown by means of film and movies; others are expressed through music, while others are delivered through paintings and sculptures. Despite of art’s wide medium of expression, it is now being conveyed through body paints, drawings or tattoos. Some of these tattoos are already permanent markings on the skin; however, there are now ways for us to add great pictures and words on our skin that could still be removable. This is what we call the henna tattoo. These days, a lot of us prefer using the henna tattoo compared to the usual and permanent tattoos that are only removed through laser or any advanced treatments. This is because changing the design would be a lot easy, and it does not leave any residue on the skin. However, henna tattoos will take more than a few weeks before it could completely fade away naturally. But there are still some ways for us to hasten the process of fading. Below are the simple steps for us to learn how to remove henna from skin.
Removing henna tattoos will not be that simple if we don’t know the right steps and materials to use. With that being said, we must first have the necessary things for this process of henna removal. These things include washcloth, cotton ball, salt, exfoliating scrub and hydrogen peroxide (which can all be bought in the nearest supermarkets). Once the needed materials are already at hand, we can now begin the step by step process of removing the artificial tattoo.
The first thing that we need to do is to soak our skin in water with salt for at least 20 minutes. While waiting for the time, we can already use the washcloth to serve as a scrub in order to gently exfoliate the henna ink from our skin. Once we are done doing this, we can now apply the exfoliating scrub on top of the tattooed area and gently rub it in a circular manner. After scrubbing, we can now rinse the area with warm to hot water and dry it using a clean towel. As soon as the tattooed portion of the skin is dry, we can now apply hydrogen peroxide using our cotton balls. We must rub the cotton ball with hydrogen peroxide over the marked area for at least two minutes. After that, we can let the skin dry and observe for any effects on the tattoo. It is important for us to know that a single round of this procedure will not be able to remove the tattoo completely. This is why we still need to do repetitions before we can finally see a henna-free skin.
These are some of the simple ways for us to learn how to remove henna from skin. In addition to the needed materials, we must also have patience in doing the procedure because nothing is ever perfect and satisfying in our first try.