Henna Freckles - Faux Semi-Permanent Freckles

By PMUHub Editorial Team| Last updated on May 13, 2024

Here’s a short guide through henna freckles, a cute semi-permanent way to get the freckles look.

Henna Freckles - Faux Semi-Permanent Freckles with Natural Dye

Image source: Instagram @estelle.esthetics

Freckles are trendy and in demand, but drawing them on with an eye or brow pencil daily can be tedious.

So TikTokers came up with a semi-permanent alternative – henna freckles! Here’s how to use henna to create natural-looking freckles.

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What Are Henna Freckles?

Henna is a natural dye used for hair color and the body to create realistic faux freckles. The procedure is simple, and the freckles can last for several weeks.

Unlike poorly done freckle tattoos, henna freckles blend nicely into the skin. However, it’s crucial to get the right color. 

What Are Henna Freckles Treatment?Image source: Instagram @honeypot_waxspot_az

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How Can I Get Freckles with Henna?

Henna freckles started as a DIY thing, but salons quickly picked up on this trend, and you can now get henna freckles as a professional service.

The treatment is done by applying tiny drops of henna paste directly onto the skin. The paste is left on to dry, allowing for the skin to absorb it, and once it’s removed, the skin underneath is stained.

Is There Any Aftercare?

Not really, just keep your face dry for 12 hours to let the color settle in, and maybe adjust your skincare so harsh ingredients don’t fade your faux freckles prematurely.

How Long Do Henna Freckles Last?

Henna freckles can last up to 7 days, but they can fade away faster due to certain factors:

  • Oily skin
  • Harsh skincare products
  • Rubbing or scrubbing
  • Sunlight exposure
  • Exposure to chlorinated or salt water

Some techs recommend using an oil to moisturize the skin and keep the henna looking fresh for longer, but you should be careful about which oil you apply – some are so-called lifting oils and can make the henna fade faster.

Coconut oil should be refined, but make sure you’re not allergic to it.

Can Henna Freckles Be Removed?

Henna freckles will fade away on their own relatively quickly, but if you really dislike how they turned out and can’t wait them out, you can try:

  • Getting them wet repeatedly
  • Exfoliation
  • Exposing them to steam and sweat
  • Exposing them to direct sunlight (which isn’t really advisable)

A combination of these will probably fade the henna freckles significantly.

Is It Safe to Get Freckles with Henna?

Generally, yes. The only risk is the risk of an allergic reaction, but that’s easily prevented with a quick patch test.

An allergic reaction to henna can manifest itself through:

  • Redness
  • Itching
  • Flaking
  • Burning
  • Rashes

Should I Get Henna Freckles at a Salon or Should I DIY It?

You can make henna freckles at home with high-quality henna paste, but test it on a hidden area of your skin first.

The only benefit of getting a professional service is having the henna shade custom-mixed for your skin tone.

How Much Do Henna Freckles Cost at a Salon?

Henna freckles are a relatively affordable treatment. In most salons, it’s between $20 and $50.

How Much Does Henna for Freckles Cost?

If you decide to DIY it, you can find freckle henna quite cheap – you can get a good amount of product for as little as $10.

The best option is to buy the ones sold in cone-shaped packaging you can apply directly to your face in drops.

How Much Does Henna for Freckles Cost?Image source: Instagram @estelle.esthetics

Is There a More Permanent Alternative to Henna Freckles?

If you love the look of freckles on your face so much you want to wear it for much longer than the 7 days henna freckles can give you, you can look into freckle tattoos.

Freckle tattoos are semi-permanent makeup that lasts up to 3 years before fading. Touch-up appointments are recommended to maintain the look.

You can learn all about freckle tattoos in this guide.

Henna Freckles – Main Takeaways

Henna freckles are a quick and easy way to get the look of freckles on your face that will last longer than drawing them on with a pencil, but not as long as freckle tattoos. They last up to 7 days, look very natural, and can be done at home at a very low price.



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