What Happens When You Bleach Your Skin

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Indian women desire to have fair complexion and according to most of them, bleach does wonders to the skin. Experts want women to understand that bleach doesn't improve skin colour; it only lightens the hair on your skin.

For example, the best way to lighten facial hair is to bleach it, with natural ingredients like tomato juice/facials or potato juice. If you don't prefer kitchen ingredients, chemical based products are the second option for you to use.


Threading and waxing have also become quite popular with women and many are turning to laser treatments too. If you think bleaching is a faster and a better process to lighten the hair on your skin, here are some of the things you should be aware of. Take a look at what the high concentrations of the bleaching ingredient can do to your skin!


Skin Turns Dry

Bleaching your skin makes your face dry, because of the ingredients that are present in the bleach. However, there are certain types of bleaching agents which contain moisturising oils that do not allow your skin to turn dry. If you opt for homemade bleaching ingredients, you can safely rinse your face with milk or curd post application.


Skin Ages Faster

Bleaching the skin regularly gives rise to wrinkles and in time, the skin begins to age faster. The contents in bleaching agents absorb the natural oils from the skin making your face look old and wrinkled.


Can Lead To Skin Cancer

Did you know that bleaching leads to skin cancer? If your skin is sensitive and you continue to bleach it, the properties present in the bleach will harm your skin layer by layer. This causes skin cancer. You should avoid using over the counter bleaching products at any cost as they are not safe for any type of skin.


Leads To Pigmentation

Bleaching of the skin can also lead to pigmentation. Exposure to sunlight right after bleach causes skin irritation and pigmentation. This is one of the many things that happen to your skin when you bleach it.


Will Irritate The Skin

When you apply a coat of bleach on your skin, it begins to burn and itch a little. Though this is normal, it is not good for your skin. The burning and itchy feeling is the due to the contents of the cream eating up your skin.


Bleaching Burns The Skin

Bleach burns the skin when kept on the face for a long period of time. This is another thing that happens to your skin when you bleach it. It is necessary for you to follow certain rules while applying a chemical based product on your skin.


Brings Upon Acne

If you have acne on your skin, don't apply bleach, as it can worsen the problem. This is something you should keep in mind the next time you want to bleach your skin.

Read more about: skin care, beauty tips, bleach, facial
Story first published: Wednesday, October 28, 2015, 7:00 [IST]
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