The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently issued a warning to consumers about the use of temporary henna pictures. It says a chemical used in hair dye may cause severe reactions, including loss of pigmentation, increased sensitivity to sunlight, and permanent scarring. It cited repeated reports of severe skin reactions, which can include loss of hair, eczema, and hives. The FDA also included pictures of severe skin redness that can last for two to three weeks after getting a temporary henna tattoo. Some of these reactions have even landed people in emergency rooms.
If you’re thinking about getting a temporary henna tattoo, there are some things you should know first. The color of the henna stain will vary based on your skin type. Thicker skin will last longer than thinner skin, while the back of your hand can last for a week. A reputable henna artist will not promise a stain that will last longer than three to four days, and they won’t guarantee that it will disappear in a short period of time.
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The use of henna to create a temporary tattoo has become increasingly popular as a way to express one’s individuality. Its natural brown color staining the skin is more attractive than a pure black color. The FDA regulates henna as a hair dye, but has not approved it for direct application to the skin. Several companies offer temporary tats in a variety of colours, including reddish-brown and pink.