HENNA- How do the stains map out over the body?

Henna is a flowering plan that contains a dye molecule, Lawsone, which leaves a burgundy stain behind when the Henna paste, made from crushing the leaves and adding other essential ingredients, is removed. The stains left behind vary in their brightness and longevity over various body parts. Various determinants play their role whilst acquiring stain colour. Generally, the part of the bodies with the thickest layers of Corneum cells, are heavily stained by the Henna’s dye molecules as more of them are now heavily saturated and dyed. These stains also persist for longer time as more cells take more time for exfoliating and desquamating. Health and nutrition level of an individual also determine the degree of the saturation of the Lawsone in the cells. People who are healthy, well-fed, and physically active with warmer hands tend to acquire very dark or brownish stains. On the other hand, people who remain under-fed and have low metabolic rates often have lower Henna stains mapped on their body parts. Meat eaters, especially those who are young with robust health, also have a propensity of receiving darker and abiding stains as compared to vegetarians who are old with impaired circulation who rather attain lighter and not long-lasting stains. Besides these factors, simple biological processes going on in the body and medicinal doses also limit the saturation rate of the dye molecules. Darker stains can also be obtained by those who are passing through the sexually reproductive years and menstrual or premenstrual women. On the other hand, those who are past their reproductive years and do not intake hormone supplements have lighter stains plotted out on the body. Some Henna samples are “terped”, mixed with essential oils, and these illustrations tend to produce darker stains than the pure Henna would otherwise produce. Generally as there are various factors determining the stain structure, mostly and basically the skin structure plays a more important and rather essential role besides others mentioned above.