Bleaching creams are available in cosmetic stores and offered by dermatologists. Results may be impressive but it’s extremely important to be aware how to use these products properly.
Many have incorrectly used skin bleaching products in the past, leading to burns, blisters and otherwise damaged skin. However, by following proper instructions, you can safely and effectively use skin bleaching products to achieve the skin tone that you desire.
Make sure you use a cream that is designed for your skin type and tone. For example, if you have oily, olive skin, you are going to want to use a cream that is specially formulated for this kind of skin. Also, you should purchase cream that is designed for the area you intend on using it. If you are planning on using it on your face, purchase a cream that is meant for the face. There are also creams that are made to use on larger areas of the body, such as the chest.
Do a Patch Test: In order to make sure that the cream is suitable for use on your skin, it is important to first do a patch test. Apply a small amount behind your ear, in the fold of your elbow or under your chin. Check the area you applied the product to after 48 hours and note if any irritation occurs, such as redness, inflammation or if any type of pain is present. If you notice any of these symptoms on the area you applied the product to, discontinue use. If you do not notice any harmful results, you should be able to safely use the product on your skin.
Apply Properly: Make sure to specifically follow the directions for application that are provided with your cream. Applying in a different manner than indicated by the instructions can result in damage to the skin.
Avoid Sensitive Areas: Avoid applying your skin bleaching cream to sensitive areas. The areas around the eyes and nose are particularly sensitive and should be avoided. If you have any other sensitive areas, avoid these, too. Some skin bleaching creams are formulated with different strengths for certain areas of the body, so be careful to follow the product’s instructions clearly.
Avoid sun exposure and wear sunscreen: Your skin will be particularly sensitive to the sun when using skin bleaching agents. Without proper protection, you could end up with severe sun damage. Make sure to apply a sun block with an SPF of 30 or above to areas that will be exposed to the sun. Further protect yourself by wearing long sleeves, long pants and hats.
Take Proper Care: Make sure to take proper care of your skin while bleaching. Cleansing, moisturizing and toning should be a part of your regular skin care routine.
It is best to use the bleach cream in the evening. So that after that you sleep and your skin is prevented from the direct sun contact for the next 7-8 hours.