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Karwa Chauth Special: How To Remove Henna/Mehendi From Your Skin

After a few days of application, henna/mehendi doesn't seem attractive on your hands. So, here are some ways to remove it.
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Published -11 Oct 2021, 16:41 ISTUpdated -11 Oct 2021, 16:53 IST
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Karwa Chauth is just around the corner and it is an age-old tradition for women to get dressed in the best way on this festival. This also means applying henna on your hands. because a woman is never fully dressed without mehendi.

Mehendi surely looks exceptionally beautiful. However, it doesn’t look so attractive after a few days of application. This might want to get rid of it at once. Therefore, we are here to tell you how to get rid of mehendi from hands. Read on to know more.

Warm Water And Soap

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Wiping off henna or mehendi from your skin is not a very rigorous task. You just need warm water and soap to get rid of it. Just apply soap on the affected area and crub it with your hands or using a soft sponge. Then, rinse it off. Repeating this method a few times will remove the henna from your skin. It is recommended to apply a moisturising lotion afterwards.

Baby oil

Another thing that is helpful in removing henna pigments from your skin is using baby oil. Add three caps full of baby oil to a warm bath and soak in for 20 minutes. Now, you can rinse off the baby oil.

There is another way to use baby oil to remove henna from your skin. Just use a cotton ball or cloth to apply oil directly on your skin and then rinse it off after 10 or 20 minutes.

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Lemon Juice

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Lemon juice is another thing that works like magic in removing henna stains from skin. This is because it has natural skin lightening and stain removing properties. Just cut a lemon into half and then, rub it on the skin gently for about 2-3 minutes. Rinse the lemon juice off from the skin with warm water. Now, pat the skin dry and apply moisturiser in order to hydrate the skin.

However, people with sensitive skin should avoid this as the acidic properties might irritate the skin.

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Baking Soda

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Baking soda is an excellent exfoliator and is great in removing any kind of stains. For best results, mix baking soda and lemon juice together to make a thick paste. Now, apply the paste to your skin and leave it on for about 10 minutes. Then, rinse it off. You can apply this paste once a day until the henna stains are completely gone. Also, remember to apply moisturiser afterwards in order to prevent your skin from dryness.

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Exfoliating Scrubs

Henna or mehendi is only on the top layers of the skin. So, using exfoliating scrubs can also help to remove it. First, soak your skin in warm water. Then, use a loofah to gently rub the affected area, thus, peeling away any dead skin.

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