Are you scared of face bleach? Check out my top tips and tricks to have a smooth bleaching experience!
Do you want to get rid of facial hair without shaving or waxing your hair? Face bleach can help! Even though bleach doesn’t actually get rid of hair, it can make it almost invisible, thus reducing the need for shaving, waxing, epilation, and other hair removal methods. Bleaching works by dissolving the pigment or melanin in the hair in order to lighten the hair. Face bleach can also help lighten blemishes and spots on your skin. But there are a lot of misconceptions surrounding bleaching. Here are some face bleach do’s and don’ts that will help you have a safe and smooth experience.
Make sure your skin is clean
Before bleaching your skin, I recommend thoroughly cleansing your face. Remove any oil or grime from the face because the bleach can slide off your skin if your face is oily.
Pick a mild bleaching cream
Not all bleaching creams are created equal! When choosing a face bleach, I recommend going for a mild formulation that is gentle on your skin. Furthermore, make sure that the product is properly marked particularly for
Don’t experiment with the quantity
Follow the instructions mentioned on the label carefully. Mix the ingredients, bleach powder, and activator thoroughly and in the recommended ratios to avoid any negative effects. Don’t experiment with the quantity. Another important tip—don’t mix the contents of your face bleach in a metal bowl. The chemicals can react with the metal of the bowl, thus causing unwanted effects.
Do a patch test
You might have an allergy to the bleach you use, so don’t skip the patch test. Additionally, certain bleach creams can leave permanent spots on your skin. In order to avoid this, perform a patch test on your elbows before applying the product to your face to check how it affects your skin. If you feel a burning sensation or any negative reaction, stay away from that formulation.
Be careful around sensitive areas
While bleaching your face is safe, you need to be extra careful while applying it. Avoid applying bleach on the sensitive areas of your face like around the eyes, corners of the nose and your lips as it could lead to a burning sensation and irritation. If bleach is applied to these areas, there is also a high risk of rashes. Furthermore, do not apply bleach on open wounds or active acne.
Don’t use face bleach too frequently
Avoid using bleach too often as it can cause adverse effects. I recommend using it once a month or every two to four weeks to lighten your facial hair. The frequency depends on how well your skin tolerates the product.
Don’t step out in sun after using face bleach
I recommend staying out of the sun after bleaching your face as it can damage your sun. And when you step out, don’t forget to use a generous amount of broad-spectrum sunscreen.
Don’t neglect the aftercare
To maximise the results of skin and hair bleaching treatments, I advise proper aftercare. Post-bleaching care can reduce dryness and inflammation brought on by bleaching. Lightly cleanse your face after using bleach. If your skin is irritated, soothe it with aloe vera or ice. And don’t forget to hydrate your skin with a nourishing moisturiser.
If you want to know more face bleach tips, schedule an appointment with me. Click here.