How to Remove Henna Stain

by Contributor

How to Remove Henna Stain. Henna generally is not removable. The henna paste soaks the top layers of the skin to last a period of time, but it does not stain the skin as permanently as a tattoo. The only true way to remove henna stain is to be patient and wait for it to fade naturally. There are ways to speed up the process however.

Step 1

Soak a cotton swab with hydrogen peroxide, and gently rub into the skin over the henna stain. It can take awhile, but eventually the color will start to fade.

Step 2

Go swimming in a pool. The chlorinated water dries out the skin and speeds up the fading process.

Step 3

Soak the area stained with henna in hot water for long periods of time on a regular basis. Take a very long bath, a long and hot shower, or soak your foot or hand in a bowl of hot water.

Step 4

Massage olive oil into the stained area. This technique is probably the most gentle on the skin.

Step 5

Combine salt with the olive oil. This works as a natural exfoliant. Any other exfoliant also works to remove the top layers of the skin.

Step 6

Spend time in the sun to fade the stain. Take proper precautions because this practice can be unhealthy, especially for those with fair skin.

Step 7

Rub hair conditioner into the henna stain to also hasten the fading of the tattoo. This technique is also gentle on the skin.

Items you will need

  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Hair conditioner