Dark body hair, particularly on the face, is a source of self-consciousness and embarrassment for some people. It feels like everyone is focused on it instead of focusing on what you are saying or doing. Before you start taking matters into your own hands, it is important to discuss your concerns with your primary care physician or dermatologist. Excess body hair may be a sign of an underlying medical condition. If that is not the case, then bleaching is a quick, easy and relatively painless way of hiding the hair that you don't like.
Bleaching is considered a hair removal method, even though no hair is actually removed from your body. Bleaching cream removes the pigment from your body hair and lightens it so the hair is less noticeable. It is often done on the upper lip, chin, arm or chest.
You should read the list of ingredients carefully before using any bleaching cream. You want to verify that you don't have an allergy to any of the components. Even then, the bleach may cause some skin irritation and redness if your skin is sensitive.
Bleach has a very strong odor, and this is often present in some bleaching agents. It can cause watering and redness of the eyes.
Bleaching hair works best on light-skinned people because the bleach removes the color from the hairs, resulting in white or near-white hair. If you are tan or dark-skinned, bleached hairs may be more visible on your face than they were originally.
Bleaching is fast, easy and affordable. You can get bleaching cremes at most grocery or drug stores, and a box usually lasts through several applications. The entire process takes less than 15 minutes and doesn't require an appointment at a salon. Plus, there is typically no pain involved in the process, unlike waxing.
On the other hand, the results of bleaching are only temporary until the hair starts to grow out again. Your hair won't stay mostly invisible for long. Bleaching also doesn't work on all hair or skin types, removing it as an option for a lot of the population.
If you are looking for a quick and cheap fix to dark facial hair, bleaching is a solid option. It typically isn't painful and doesn't require a salon appointment.