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Bleaching
 
Bleaching skin a very common beauty treatment used by women of all age groups. It is a process where the contents of bleaching cream change the color of your hair, making it so light, that it almost matches with your skin color and becomes less visible. It also cleans your skin and gives it a nice glow. Bleaching skin at an early age of about 20 years and below is known to be very harmful. Moreover, it has a lot of side effects on your skin. But, facial bleaching creams still remain a popular choice of many. Even after knowing the harmful effects of bleaching, these creams remain one of the preferred beauty treatments by women.
 
How to Bleach Facial Skin?
Facial bleach is easily available in the market. While a bleaching cream contains strong chemicals, its repeated use can prove harmful to your skin. The chemicals in bleach can also lead to strong reactions on some skin types. These creams contain a chemical called hydroquinone which removes the pigmentation on your skin surface and makes your skin clean and fairer. It also improves your complexion. Another ingredient is hydrogen peroxide that, along with other ingredients works in lightening unwanted hair. You can also find specially formulated bleaching creams for men. With the "instructions of use", written on their package, bleaching creams are easy to use. But, still using them the right way is very essential. So, here are the steps that you must follow while bleaching your facial skin.
 
Step 1: Mix the contents of bleach pack as mentioned in the instruction leaflet. Use a plastic bowl and a plastic spatula to do so. Take a small quantity at a time. Mix the cream and activator powder for two minutes. Doing a patch test is an important bleaching tip. So, apply this mixture on a small skin patch below your ear. Leave it for the mentioned duration and wash off. Wait for a day or at least 6-8 hours before using the bleaching cream over entire facial skin.

Step 2: After the patch test, check whether your skin darkens, reddens, itches or a rash develops. If so, the face bleaching cream is not suitable for your skin. You can opt for a homemade skin bleach in this case.

Step 3: Before you bleach facial hair, clean your face with a cleansing lotion. Do not use face wash or soap for cleaning your skin before bleaching. Now wash it off with cold water and pat dry.

Step 4: Apply the bleaching cream over your face with a soft brush evenly and leave it for the required duration. Wash it off with cold water and gently dry your face with a soft towel.

Step 5: Mild itching or redness after bleaching is usual. You can apply a mild moisturizer or aloe vera gel after bleaching is done. Do not use soap on bleached skin for a day. Also, do not expose your skin to sunrays for 1-2 days.
 
Homemade Face Bleaching Cream
This is an easy recipe for bleaching skin naturally. You will need fuller's earth powder, ammonia and hydrogen peroxide. Now take 2 tsp. of fuller's earth in a bowl. Add 4 drops of ammonia and 1 tsp. of 20 volumes hydrogen peroxide. Mix well and apply this paste over your skin and leave it for about 10 minutes. You can use the contents as per the quantity required. Make sure that you first do a patch test and only then use this homemade bleach on other skin surface.

Apart from facial bleaching, you can also use bleaching cream on other body parts like hands, legs and back. Opting for homemade natural face packs for improving complexion is always better than using bleach. It is a good idea to use face bleaching creams occasionally and choose to use natural products regularly. This will help you in keeping your skin healthy and beautiful.
 
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First clean your face before applying bleach. Apply bleach on your face in a downward motion avoiding eyes and your eyebrows areas .Leave this paste on for only 10-15 minutes as per the direction given in the packet .Wipe with moist cotton pads .Follow with cold cream or moisturizer.
 
Benefits of bleaching the face
 
Bleach according to your skin types
Milk bleach
Milk bleach is the best suitable for sensitive skin. It is made of milk powder .It does not harm your skin at all.Use this bleach with ammonia.
 
Soap flakes bleach
Those with oily skin have the problems of acne, pimples, and small eruptions. So it is advisable to use soap flakes bleach on oily skin .It is teeming with anti-bacterial properties. It is used as soap is used on the skin. It needs to be scrubbed on your face like a soap.
 
Aloevera bleach
This bleach is the best suitable for mature and aged skin .As the skin ages ,it starts to sag so it is not good to use much ammonia on loose skin .Otherwise ,it will result into wrinkles to sneak on your face faster giving you a parched skin more so. Aloe vera bleach is good for wrinkled skin which keeps the moisture locked in your skin.
 
Oil based bleach
This bleach is good for dry skin as this bleach comes in crystal form that keeps the moisture balance in your skin .Dead sea mineral is the only product in which oil bleach is used .It is a boon to dry and dull skin.
 
Side effects of bleach
If you overdo the use of activator in bleach, it can lead to burnt skin and eruptions on skin .Do not keep bleach more than fifteen minutes .Otherwise, it will harm your skin .Always remember ,bleach always runs the risk of harming your skin if not performed properly. So be careful.
 
Do not head out in the sun post bleach ,it can darken your skin more so .Do not sit in the AC