It is true that bleaches can give you an even toned skin but without proper skincare the process can rebound causing the skin to darken and become coarser.

Most of us aspire for a brighter and clear skin tone and that is why bleaching has become an essential part of our beauty routines. It is a process that lightens the facial hair making the skin tone appear lighter. It also removes the dead skin cells bringing the new healthier cells up. While it does all this it also bleaches our melanin lightening the skin. It strips off the skin its natural protection which saves it from the harmful UV rays. This makes adding an artificial protection layer to skin necessary, this where sunscreen comes in use.

The process is no more limited to salons as it can be easily done at home. There are off-the-shelf products that give you instant glow. Many of these now come infused with natural ingredients like saffron, honey, aloe vera, cucumber and more that are less irritating for the skin. You can try VLCC Insta Glow Oxygen Bleach, Olivia Herb Bleach and Fem Turmeric Herbal Bleach. But before you add one to your kitty make sure you do a patch test to check that you are not allergic to it. Their effects last you around 2 to 6 weeks.

Pre bleach tips:

Cleanse your face with a face wash before going ahead with the DIY. Once cleansed and dry apply the bleach evenly on face. Be careful while doing this and avoid areas like brows, mouth and near the eyes. Applying it for 10-15 minutes will be enough. Use a wipe, cotton ball or tissue to remove it.

Post bleach tips:

Keep your skin hydrated; apply an oil-free moisturiser soon after the procedure as the skin tends to dry because of the bleaching agents. Don’t step out in the sun at least for 4-5 hours post bleach and dab a sunscreen of SPF 15/20 before stepping out. Carrying an umbrella or wearing a hat is another option to save from sun damage. Its better if this DIY is done in the evening so that there is no sun. Bleach your skin one week ahead of any special occasion so that if you have any dryness, redness or itchiness on the skin it subsides.

These skincare tips will help you achieve a glowing and bright complexion without any pigmentation or skin irritations.

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