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How Do I Choose the Best Facial Hair Bleach?

By S. Gonzales
Updated May 21, 2024
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Hair bleach can be a cheap and efficient means to hide unwanted dark hair on your face. The best facial hair bleach for you will be one that reduces the instance of irritation, can help to soften the skin, and will provide you with lasting results. A good bleach will also not smell too strong while it's on your skin. When buying bleach, always be sure to use a product that has been specially formulated for use on the face to avoid unnecessary irritation problems. Given hair removal alternatives, using facial hair bleach can be a painless and non-follicle damaging way to reduce the visibility of your unwanted facial hair.

The chemicals in bleaching agents can be harsh. Many people who use facial hair bleach encounter skin irritation that results in redness and even minor pain. To help counter these potential problems, you should try to find a facial hair bleach that is made with skin-soothing ingredients, like emollients. Some facial hair bleaches are even made with aloe vera to help stop irritation before it starts.

The scent of a bleaching agent can be strong and unpleasant to some people. If you're a person who is sensitive to smells, or who simply would prefer not to smell the chemicals in a facial hair bleach, you can try to find a bleaching agent with a pleasant fragrance. There are also facial bleaches made with oils that can soften the skin. These might be beneficial to you if you're concerned with your skin's texture.

If you want to get long-lasting results, try to look for a facial hair bleach that is capable of keeping your hair light for several weeks. Many facial hair bleaches will only keep your hair bleached for two weeks or so. Read the back of bleaching packaging to determine how long you can expect the results of bleaching to last after using a particular product.

It's important to understand that you shouldn't use bleach on your face that is intended to be used on other parts of your body. The hair bleach that is formulated to be used on other body parts can be especially harsh on the delicate parts of the face. Facial hair bleach that has been formulated to be used on the facial area can reduce the instances of irritation that you would probably encounter using regular hair bleach.

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Discussion Comments
By Talentryto — On Feb 17, 2014

Good point Heavanet. A quality facial hair cream should have detailed instructions that addresses the proper steps for individualized bleaching depending on hair type.

By Heavanet — On Feb 17, 2014

It's also important to remember Talentryto that the bleaching process is different for various facial hair types. For example, hair that is coarse will take a little longer to process than fine facial hair.

By Talentryto — On Feb 16, 2014

If you choose to use a facial bleaching cream, it is very important to be careful and follow the instructions. This type of treatment can be irritating, even when you are using a bleach specifically formulated for the face. You certainly need to be careful not to get it in your eyes. If you follow the directions closely, however, you will most likely be happy with the results.

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