The aroma of henna is reminiscent of the promise of a lifelong romance, the anticipation of which adorns the face of every blushing bride. The bridal glow is incomplete without intricate henna designs adorning the palms and feet of any bride to be. However, the ravages of time act as fading agents, and as the marital bliss blooms, the color of the henna begins to fade.
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There comes a time when the discolored and anesthetic patches of discolored henna conflicts with the delight evident on the newly wedded bride’s face. Here are some quick hacks help you get rid of fading henna so that it does not hamper your blissful marital vibes.
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1) Bleach: One of the most effective ways of removing faded henna from your skin is to apply bleach on it. Lather the paste on your hands and feet, allow it to dry and rinse it with lukewarm water. The faded and discolored blotches of henna will disappear within two days.
2) Toothpaste: One of the simplest home hack to remove henna is to employ the use of toothpaste. You can smear toothpaste on your henna and rub it off once the paste has dried up.
3) Baking powder and lemon: When all else fails, you can always rely on dadima’s tips and tricks from the kitchen to come to your rescue. Take a fistful of baking powder and add lemon juice in it. Let the paste sit on your hands for a few minutes, before exfoliating thoroughly. Don’t forget to moisturize.
4) Olive oil: There is no problem grave enough that olive oil can’t solve. Take olive oil in a bowl and add a pinch of salt to it. Use cotton to dab the concoction on the affected areas.
5) Salt water: One of the easiest trick in the book to get discolored henna off your skin is to dip your hands in a bowl of lukewarm water. Adding salt to the water speeds up the process since salt is a marvelous fading agent. Keep rubbing your hands in the water to find flakes of henna detaching themselves from your skin.
6) Chlorine: Dip your hands in a solution of chlorine and warm water to see a remarkable and almost instant effect on your fading henna.
7) Warm water: If you do not want to seek recourse to chemicals, you can soak your hands in warm water to get rid of faded henna. It may be a slightly time-consuming process, but you will find yourself devoid of any unsavory henna marks in the matter of a few of days.
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