Experts Reveal Exactly How to Remove Henna Dye From Skin

Posted on: January 5th, 2021 by Our Team

Dr. Sheila Farhang was featured in Byrdie’s article, ‘Experts Reveal Exactly How to Remove Henna Dye From Skin’. Here is an excerpt from the article, ‘It’s plant-based and natural, yes, but henna temporarily stains your skin and can last for weeks on end. (Hence why they’re often called henna tattoos.) “Henna is a paste made from the Lawsonia inermus tree,” explains board-certified dermatologist Dr. Marie Hayag, founder of 5th Avenue Aesthetics in New York City. “The dye in the henna, a molecule called lawsone, binds to the keratin of your skin.” The good news? Henna, at least pure henna, is very safe and rarely causes allergic reactions, says Los Angeles dermatologist Dr. Oneyka Obioha, though she does note that it’s best to avoid black henna; it contains an additive, known as PPD, a common allergen that can cause a rash, irritation, and even blisters, she warns.’

Read the full article here.

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