How to Remove Mehendi From Your Hands – 10 Remedies You Can Try

How to Remove Mehendi From Your Hands - 10 Remedies You Can Try

India is a land of festivals and Indian women love to dress up for various festivals and on different occasions. Mehendi holds aesthetic value in our country and it is considered pious to apply mehendi on hands during festivals and weddings. However, many of us don’t like to apply it because it is hard to get rid of the faded design after a few days. But what if we shared some easy tips to remove mehendi from your hands? If you wish to know about some effective home remedies to remove mehendi from your hands, read this article.



10 Simple Ways to Remove Mehendi From Your Palms

We all love beautiful henna designs on our palms and legs, but sooner or later they fade, and then the designs look ugly. And you try different ways to get rid of the fading mehendi designs quickly. Well, if you have already tried different ways but those ways didn’t help you much, try the ones that we have suggested below. Here are some tried and tested home remedies that may work for you.





1. Olive Oil

Using olive oil can help you get rid of the fading mehendi from your hands.

Olive oil

What You Will Need 




  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of salt

How to Use 

  • Take both the ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
  • Apply on the faded mehendi design and let it sit for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Later, wash your hands with cold water.
  • Repeat a couple of times in a day for best results.

Precautions to Take 





  • Salt helps in exfoliating, but you should refrain from massaging with it vigorously as it may harm your skin.

2. Lemon

The bleaching properties of lemon can help lighten your mehendi colour. Here is how you can use lemon to get rid of mehendi from your hands.

What You Will Need 




  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • A mug filled with water

How to Use 

  • Add the lemon juice to the mug containing water, and mix well.
  • Soak your hands in this lemon water for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Later, rinse with cold water.
  • You can try this method once or twice a day.

Precautions to Take 





  • Lemon has the tendency to dry up the skin, so make sure after trying this remedy you use a good moisturizer on your hands.
  • Lemon juice can give a tingling sensation if you apply it on minor cuts or bruises accidentally. So be careful while using it on your hands.

3. Warm Water

This remedy also works well for removing henna from the hands. Warm water can help loosen the henna particles, which you can scrub off easily.

Warm water

What You Will Need 




  • Warm water in a bowl
  • A loofah

How to Use 

  • Soak your hands in the bowl filled with warm water for 15 minutes.
  • Scrub your hands with the loofah.

Precautions to Take 





  •  Ensure that the loofah you use is soft.
  •  Make sure that the water is not too hot as hot water might burn your skin.
  • Once done with this remedy, moisturise your skin.

4. Face Exfoliator

Another way to remove henna from hands is to scrub using a face exfoliator. The small beads in the scrub can help lighten the mehendi stains easily.

What You Will Need 




  • A face exfoliator

How to Use 

  • Wet your hands. Take some exfoliator in your palm and rub it on your hands for two to three minutes.
  • Wash your hands with cold water.
  • Try this remedy daily until the stains fade away.

Precautions to Take 





  • Excessive scrubbing may bruise your skin. So scrub gently.

5. Salt

Salt is a great cleansing agent and can be used for getting rid of the henna.

Salt

What You Will Need 




  • 3 to 4 tablespoons of sea salt
  • A big bowl of water

How to Use

  • Add the salt in the water and mix well.
  • Soak your hands in the water for about 20 minutes.
  • Later, scrub your hands gently using a loofah then wash your hands. 

Precautions to Take 


  • Do not soak for too long as the salt can make your skin dry.
  • Apply a good moisturising lotion later.

6. Chlorine

Chlorine is a great disinfectant and when it comes in contact with mehendi, a chemical reaction occurs that helps in getting rid of the stains.

What You Will Need 

  • A few drops of chlorine
  • A bowl of water

How to Use 

  • Mix chlorine in water and soak your hands in this water for approximately 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Wash with cold water and pat dry.

Precautions to Take 


  • Do a patch test before trying out this remedy.
  • Moisturize your skin well after the procedure.

7. Hydrogen Peroxide

Another cleaning agent that may work effectively in getting rid of the henna design is hydrogen peroxide. The bleaching properties of hydrogen peroxide help in lightening the mehendi.

Hydrogen peroxide

What You Will Need

  • 3 to 4 tablespoons of diluted hydrogen peroxide
  • A few cotton balls

How to Use 

  • Soak a cotton ball in the diluted hydrogen peroxide solution and apply on the mehendi design.
  • Leave the solution for a few minutes then wash it off with lukewarm water.

Precautions to Take 


  • A patch test is recommended before you try out this remedy.
  • Do not keep the solution on your skin for long.

8. Facial Bleach

You can use your regular facial bleach to lighten the henna.

What You Will Need 

  • Any regular facial bleach

How to Use 

  • Mix your usual bleach as per instructions and apply on your hands.
  • Once it dries, wash your hands with cold water.

Precautions 


  • Do a patch test before trying out this remedy as bleach is known to cause a burning and itching sensation.
  • Do not step out in the sun after trying out this method.

9. Baking Soda and Lemon Juice

Baking soda and lemon juice can also help in lightening the mehendi on your hands.

Baking soda and lemon juice

What You Will Need 

  • 2 tablespoons of baking soda
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • Few drops of water, if required

How to Use 

  • Make a thick paste using all the ingredients and apply on the hands.
  • Leave for 10 minutes and wash with cold water.

Precautions to Take 

  • Baking soda has abrasive properties and can be harsh on the skin, so moisturise your hands after trying out this remedy.

10. Toothpaste

The abrasive and brightening properties of toothpaste help in removing mehendi.

What You Will Need

  • 2 tablespoons of toothpaste

How to Use 

  • Apply the toothpaste on your hands and allow it to dry.
  • Scrub the dried toothpaste and wash with cold water.

Precautions to Take

  • A patch test is highly recommended as toothpaste can be harsh on your skin.
  • Moisturise your hands well.

Some of the above-mentioned ingredients may irritate or cause an allergic reaction, hence it is recommended that you do a patch test on your skin before trying any of these remedies.

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