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15 Advantages and Disadvantages of Skin Bleaching You Should Know

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15 Advantages and Disadvantages of Skin Bleaching You Should Know


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There’s no doubt Skin bleaching is now considered an essential part of skin care all over the world.

Bleaching is a process of removing dark patches and tanning from the skin.

While there are many beauty benefits of bleaching, there are also some disadvantages of this process. In order to continue enjoying the benefits of skin bleaching, it should only be a temporary process.

Advantages of Bleaching

15 Advantages and Disadvantages of Skin Bleaching You Should Know

  • The first and the main benefit of bleaching is that it is an economical process of skin care and instant glow. It provides a faster beauty effect as compared to the other process.
  • Bleaching creams completely remove the tan from the area of application and leave the skin clear, clean and fair.
  • Bleaching is a process that can really help to provide a glow to the skin before special occasions and events. It can be considered as a quick fix for a dull or tanned face.
  • Bleaching is a process which both men and women can use to get that glow on the skin.
  • Another benefit of bleaching is that it can be done on any part of the skin including face, arms, legs, back and tummy etc.

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Disadvantages of Bleaching

  • One of the main disadvantages of bleaching is that it can have many side effects for the skin such as rashes and redness. These rashes may go away in some time but may cause discomfort for that much time.
  • The primary agent used in a bleach cream is hydroquinone and this ingredient is very dangerous for the human skin. It can also cause skin cancer if the use is repeated and if the product is not of good quality.
  • Another agent used in bleach creams is mercury and this agent too can lead to skin cancer if the skin is exposed to the sun soon after it is applied and used.
  • Bleach creams must not be used too regularly as they can also cause pimples and other marks on the face due to repeated use.
  • Using bleach creams excessively can also lead to thinning of the skin which can in turn lead to stretch marks because the skin becomes prone to bruising.
  • There are many other harmful chemicals present in skin bleaches and these can lead to a variety of allergic reactions especially in the case of those who have sensitive skin.
  • Sometimes, if the bleach is applied in more than required quantities, it can lead to irritation on the skin and issues like acne, eczema and dermatitis.
  • Uneven coloring is yet another disadvantage of bleaching and this may look extremely unnatural on the skin especially the face. This may make it difficult for the person to step out due to embarrassment.
  • The application of skin bleaches can impair the ability of the skin to heal from rashes, allergies and injuries.
  • If you are using bleaching products and skin whitening product that has hydrogen peroxide and benzoyl peroxide, you may experience chemical reaction that could make skin dark and stained. If these two ingredients are used in combination, it could be more damaging for skin.

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Dayo is the 2017 NWA Fashion Blogger of the year and the Managing Editor for Fashionpheeva. She is a graduate of Aquaculture & Fisheries Management from Funaab and an Associate member of The Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria. Dayo loves writing about fashionable people. You can follow her on Instagram @apphiaanna and @fashionpheeva

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