Why We Can’t Wait To Ditch Henna Tattoo Freckles

Why We Can't Wait To Ditch Henna Tattoo Freckles

Freckles are a beautiful and desirable trait. Many people who don’t have them naturally try to get them through other means. Byrdie reports that some people choose to get freckles tattooed on their faces. This is done through machines or needles. Additionally, many people are using henna to create freckles on their faces. Allure reports that people have been putting henna spots on their faces to achieve a freckled look.

This unusual beauty trend has been quite popular on social media for some time now. If you search for #hennafreckles on Instagram, you’ll find thousands of posts featuring henna tattoo freckles in various styles- from subtle to bold. Additionally, many users have posted TikTok videos documenting their experiences with henna freckles.

Despite all the attention that henna tattoo freckles have been getting online, we’re honestly ready to say goodbye to this strange beauty trend, as it’s not always as fun and easy to master as some social media users make it seem.

This trend is risky

Henna freckles

It’s essential to consider safety before applying anything to your face, even if it’s a popular trend. The henna freckle look may seem attractive on social media, but it can pose some risks to your skin. According to Allure, some hennas are not safe for skin use, and a dermatologist warned that black henna can cause severe skin problems if used for tattooing.

Moreover, the dermatologist explained to Allure that natural hennas that seem safe for the skin still can have unpleasant side effects. “Henna does not rinse off easily, so if a person is sensitized to henna, it could cause a more severe skin problem due to its difficulty of removal and length of exposure,” she explained.

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In addition to the safety concerns, there’s also the risk of the freckles not coming out well. While plenty of beauty fanatics have posted videos sharing their success stories with this trend, the results aren’t always pretty. As mentioned earlier, henna isn’t easy to take off, so if you don’t like the results, it’s not like you can instantly get rid of them. When searching “henna freckles fail” on YouTube, an alarming amount of results come up with people sharing their negative experiences. Between the safety risks and the bad experiences people have had with attempting this look, we think henna freckles seem to be more trouble than they’re worth.

Beauty trends to try instead

Woman wearing green eyeshadow

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Although we can’t wait for henna tattoo freckles to hit the decline and eventually fade away (pun intended!), there are some other beauty trends that we think everyone should try. For instance, PureWow explained that adding face gems to your makeup routine is a dazzling beauty trend. Rocking this look can help you turn heads without using henna, and you can take gem makeup off right away if you don’t like it, unlike henna tattoo freckles. You can find a plethora of face jewels on Amazon, whether you want to add a tiny bit of sparkle to your makeup or look like you just jumped out of an episode of “Euphoria.”

As per Fashionista, green shades and face jewels are currently popular trends in the fashion and beauty industry. If you’re interested in showcasing some green makeup, Instagram is the perfect platform to gather inspiration from. You can find a variety of styles, ranging from dramatic to subtle, catering to your preference.

Olena Aliamina
I am Olena Aliamina, a prefessional coach and makeup artist. I started my career in beauty industry back in 2016 as a makeup artist, and later on added professional hair design, lash extension and hair stylist skills to my portfolio. I hope you will like my articles and tips I share!