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Bleaching cream is a product made to lighten unwanted facial or body hair. Lightening the hair allows it to blend in so that it is not as noticeable. This process is less painful than waxing and less expensive than laser hair removal. Bleaching can be done every few weeks with little or no irritation to the underlying skin. Bleaching kits are available for home use and instructions on how to mix the product are usually provided, however if a kit does not contain instructions simply read the steps below for help in blending the bleaching cream.

Cleanse the area to be treated with soap and water to prepare it for bleaching. Using a clean, dry towel pat the area until all moisture has been removed.

Use a plastic spatula to measure out 2 spatulas full of bleach and dump the bleach into a small glass bowl. The bleach can be in the form of a powder or a cream, both however should be measured out the same way.

Clean the plastic spatula under running water and wipe it dry with a towel. Measure out 1 spatula full of bleach accelerator and pour it into the small glass bowl containing the bleach. Use the plastic spatula to blend the two ingredients together until they form a smooth paste.

Apply the bleach mixture to the area of hair to be bleached, using the spatula. Leave the bleach mixture sit on the hair for approximately seven minutes. Check the hair by removing a small portion of bleach with the spatula. If desired lightening has occurred wash the area with cool water and pat it dry, if not reapply the bleaching mixture and leave it sit for up to five more minutes. Wash the bleaching mixture off with cool water and pat the area dry with a clean towel.

Tip

Blend the bleaching cream with a 2 to 1 ratio, 2 parts bleach and 1 part bleach accelerator.

Avoid applying bleaching cream after a hot shower or bath as the skin may be more sensitive due to the opening of the pores from steam.

Avoid direct sunlight on the area for at least 24 hours after bleaching.

Warning

Do not use bleaching cream near the eyes or on open wounds.

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