Skin bleaching is commonly done by almost every women, whether leaving for a wedding, heading out with friends, getting married or even if excess facial hair becomes too visible. A simple solution to all of this would be a ‘bleach.’ But what women these days aren’t aware of is that bleach is extremely dangerous for skin. Let’s have a look at what it can do, and what can be your alternate for a bleach.

Allergy :

One should know exactly what their skin type is, and if their skin is healthy  enough to combat the chemicals in the bleach. Bleaching face can result in severe burning or itching of skin or both. It can also lead to intolerable pain, crusting of skin and red, swollen patches. If these problems occur one should directly consult the doctor rather than having one those ice cubes applications and anti allergies.


Solution :

If you want to eliminate the use of bleach, star maintaining  a healthy lifestyle, it is the most important thing that you should take care of if you want a flawless skin. Replace all your junk food with  with healthy and nutritious ones.

Mercury : An additional key side effect of bleaching your face are the contents of bleach. Bleach consists of mercury and must be avoided completely, or their use should be minimized. Mercury does not only cause poisoning but it also begins accumulating on the cells of your body which might lead to liver or kidney failure!


Solution – Increase your intake of water. This helps keep skin free of dehydration and so the look is healthy and unblemished.

Redness of Eyes : The pungent odors in bleach are just unbearable by most of us, which is why most manufacturers add fragrance to them. As the fumes of the chemicals can cause your eyes to turn red, adds up a burning sensation to them – causing them to water. One must never apply bleach on their eyebrows or on the areas around your eyes.


Solution : Take proper care of cleaning your skin. Choose the product that is natural and effective. Pay attention to exfoliating your skin from time to time so that you get rid of the dead skin.

Skin Cancer : Bleaching on regular basis can cause a skin cancer, along with thinning of your skin. In most cases you would find your hair growth a lot more than usual. That is entirely due to the excess of bleach on your skin. You wouldn’t want that would you?


Solution: Limes and Lemons – Citric acid is natural bleach and will help you have a lighter skin time without any side effect. You can make a face mask with lime juice, few drops of glycerin and flour to make a paste. Apply this on your face and leave for 20 – 30 minutes. Wash with normal water.