Will bleaching my facial hair damage my skin?

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Will bleaching my facial hair damage my skin? I break out if I wax or thread so I bleach my facial hair which has been working really well for me,but I would like to know if it would have any long term effects on my skin?


Skin expert, Dr Maureen Allem, from Skin & Body Renewal, responds:

“Bleaching is a very popular way of dealing with facial hair. Over time, bleach can sensitise the skin, but if you are careful and you make sure you’re always wearing sunblock so that you prevent hyperpigmentation, you may find that you will be absolutely fine. If you ever find that your skin does become red or swollen or sensitised I would then suggest you consider laser hair removal to just stop the hair from growing all together.”

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    Threading works best for me. I think bleaching will be harsh on my skin.

    4 years ago •

  1. Salmaa Moosa

    I prefer bleaching my face as it is painless, however i always use herbal bleaches, its way more kinder to my skin compared to the others and it works just as great.

    4 years ago •

  1. Kenastacia Asia

    Waxing my facial hair seems to be working fine for me now, as I don’t get any pimples. I’m a bit afraid of bleaching, so for now I’ll stick to waxing.

    4 years ago •

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