Edit: you should apply a balm AFTER you remove the paste. Skin should be clean of all oils lotions and balms before henna application!
How does a balm help your henna stain?
1. Protects the stain from water, which can prevent the henna getting as dark as possible
2. Keeps the skin moist to ensure the skin doesn't dry and flake, which will make the henna fade faster.
I have recently moved away from beeswax products and balms or lotions or oils that are tested on animals. This @lushcosmetics balm is vegan and is NOT tested on animals so we 💕 it! It's also 100% natural which is brilliant - jojoba oil, candellilia wax and Rose wax. Nourishing and super luxurious on the skin! If you don't want to splash out on a balm? Olive oil, coconut oil and sweet almond oil are affordable and widely available and JUST as good! ❤️ #hennabalm