How To Remove Fading Mehendi After The Wedding

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Mehendi or henna design is a must-have for a bride’s solaah sringar in Indian weddings. However, once the mehendi stars to fade, the look is none too glamorous. So today, we have some important tips to help new brides remove dull or fading mehendi from their hands and feet.

Home remedies to remove fading Mehendi from hands/feet

  • Baking soda and lemon juice– Both, baking soda and lemon juice are natural cleaning and bleaching agents. Lemon juice especially has skin lightening properties. So simply mix substantial quantities of the two ingredients and apply all over your hands/legs; wherever the henna design is that you want removed. Once the mixture is dry (15-20 minutes), wash your hands with warm water.
  • Wash your hands frequently– The more you wash your hands, the easier it will be to remove the Henna. Use an antibacterial handwash/soap to wash the hands each time; the soap action will help remove the henna faster.
  • Bleach– Use facial bleaching agents and creams that are readily available in the market. Apply them all over your hands, but do make sure you undergo an allergy test, since many are known to develop a nasty reaction to the chemicals in the bleach. Once you are sure your skin is fine, apply the bleach over the henna and let it set for a few minutes. Once it has dried, wash off using warm water.
  • Salt water- Soak your hands in a bowl containing some warm water and salt. This will help remove the Mehendi quickly. Do this at least 3-4 times a day.
  • Baking soda and vinegar– This is another popular and effective remedy to remove henna that is fading. Add some soda and white vinegar (or apple cider vinegar) all over the hands and scrape off.

Other home remedies to remove fading henna easily from your hands/legs include applying some toothpaste over the design. This contains natural whitening agents which help lighten and whiten the skin.

We hope these simple tips come in handy to help you remove fading mehendi designs from your hands /feet.

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