Do You Bleach Your Skin Regularly? It Does More Harm Than Good, Says Dr Geetika Mittal Gupta

Dermatologist Dr. Geetika Mittal Gupta tells her followers that bleaching the face can damage the skin


Do you bleach your skin regularly?  It does more harm than good, says Dr Geetika Mittal Gupta

If you have irritated skin, acne prone skin or dry skin, avoid bleaching

Imagine you are preparing for a family wedding, party, or other social gathering. Are you going for face beaching to improve your skin tone, or to remove the dark spots? Well, many people still prefer to bleach their face to tackle unwanted facial hair and get that much needed glow. However, if you’re considering that as an option, it’s also important to know the risks involved. Skin bleaching can have negative effects on your skin. It can help you with hyperpigmentation, dark spots or temporary tanning, but it can damage your skin in many ways.

Dermatologist Dr. Geetika Mittal Gupta explains the harmful effects of bleaching in a video on Instagram. She says, “Face whitening is an age-old method that many of us have followed to not only cover that unwanted hair, but also get instant glow on the face.”

The results are temporary, lasting only 28 to 30 days, but there are certain things you should know, she adds. It does more harm than good.

dr. Geetika Mittal Gupta shares the following adverse effects of bleaching:

1) Bleaching can irritate the skin. She suggests that if you have irritated skin, acne-prone skin, or dry skin, avoid bleaching.

2) It is also important to know that it is a temporary solution to remove unwanted facial hair or get an instant glow. According to the dermatologist, laser hair reduction or dermaplaning serve as stronger and better solutions.

3) If you just want to improve your skin tone or hide those dark spots, it is important to consult a skin expert and get the right treatment.

4) If you still want to do the whitening at home, make sure you do it on a clean and well-hydrated face. Only apply the bleach for that regulated time and don’t go overboard. Be sure to moisturize after bleaching and wear sunscreen if you go out in the sun.

5) Bleach contains harsh chemicals that can thin your skin and cause a chemical reaction, which can lead to bruising, pigmentation, and even sunburn.

6) According to Dr. Geetika Mittal Gupta Mercury is a US banned chemical that you will find in your bleach. Other chemicals such as hydroquinone, corticosteroids, mercury, hydrogen peroxide, sodium hypochlorite, calcium hypochlorite, and sodium percarbonate can predispose the skin to serious skin problems and problems.

7) She says reports have been linked to contact dermatitis (skin inflammation) as a result of using bleach. Symptoms include redness, dryness, swelling, itching, burning, and more.

Watch the video here:


It is always better to consult a skin specialist if you have any skin related problems rather than relying blindly on popular beauty methods or home remedies.


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