Yesterday, we discussed temporary tattoo alternatives. Today we will talk about using henna as body art. Henna is a traditional body art used often in India on the hands and feet. This herbal powder is also applied to the hair for special ceremonies. Today, henna body art is preferred as a safe way to decorate the body. Using henna supplies as a temporary tattoo is the best option because it is easy to apply and is an all natural product. There is no worry of abrasive chemicals or damaging the skin. Henna also has antiseptic properties and can be used to treat bruises and burns.
Henna tattoo kits usually come with henna powder, oil, an applicator cone, and stencils. Henna tattoo kits are relatively inexpensive and come with detailed instructions. Henna powder is made from dried plant leaves. When mixed with oil, the henna powder turns into dye, or paste. Henna body art is a brownish-red color in its natural state. Sometimes, chemicals are added to create black or other colors of henna. The henna dye is then used to decorate the body. Once it dries several hours later, you can scrape the henna paste off. The henna is left on the body to ensure that the henna has time to stain the skin. While the paste is drying, it is best to avoid contact with your henna body art. Otherwise, the henna paste will wipe off on your hands and clothes. Henna body art fades away within 2 weeks. If you want to remove it any sooner, body exfoliation creams can be used on the tattoo to speed things up. Washing the area frequently is also effective in fading henna body art faster.
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