Clean up and After Care
What do I do when I get home?
How to Care for My New Art Work
Drink through a straw, don’t rub it with your hands, and take a picture. There is no saving your face paint for tomorrow!
Glitter Tattoos/airbrush tattoos
Glitter tattoos usually last anywhere from 3-5 days if taken care of properly. Glitter tattoos are waterproof!!! Yes, you can bathe regularly, and swim in the pool or in the ocean. Do not rub excessively or apply alcohol-based products such as perfume. They last longer on dry skin compared to sweaty or oily skin.
The longer the henna stays on your skin the darker the stain will be 3-4 hours minimum is recommended. Once you have unwrapped and removed the dry henna paste you will see a bright orange stain on your skin. The stain will deepen into a richer reddish-brown tone over the next 48 hours. The final color will depend your skin and body chemistry with darker colors appearing on the hands and feet. You should try to avoid contact with water as much as possible during the first 24 hours after paste removal as water can interrupt the oxidization and darkening processes of your henna stain. Rub your henna with natural oils before bathing or swimming to protect it from water. Cocoa butter, shea butter, or olive oil all work well. Keep in mind that frequent washing, soaps, petroleum products (sunscreen, petroleum jelly, baby oil) and the rubbing of clothing and shoes on the design will cause your henna design to fade more quickly.
How to Remove Your Artwork
The best way to remove your face/body art is with soap, warm water, and a washcloth. ("no more tears" baby shampoo works great on kids so it won't sting their eyes) Lather, rinse, repeat -- no scrubbing needed! Do not use baby wipes, as they are more likely to leave behind "trace stains" than a washcloth. If trace stains do remain, apply a good quality facial lotion or coconut oil, wait 30 minutes, and gently wash the area again with warm soap and water.
Glitter Tattoos/ Airbrush TaTTOOS
The best way to remove your glitter tattoo/airbrush tattoo, is to simply use rubbing alcohol. This will take the adhesive, as well as, the glitter right off the skin. Removing the glitter tattoos after a shower is easiest, while your skin is still damp.
Henna generally is not removable. The henna paste dyes 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 no recommended ways to speed up the process of exfoliation but you can make a mixture of olive oil and salt and rub it gently over the area, it can take awhile, but eventually the color will start to fade.