Definitive Anal Bleaching Guide A-Z – All You Need To Know
Once upon a time the words ‘anal bleaching’ might have caused a few sniggers and red faces among men and women but in 2018 giving your booty some beautifying has almost become the norm.
Anal bleaching has been popularised by adult film actresses, A-list celebrities and trendsetters around the world. What’s more, because the price of products has fallen rapidly and the range of treatments has exploded in recent years there really is an option for everyone.
This guide is about explaining exactly what anal bleaching is, DIY treatments, professional options and the relative pros and cons of each. As with any medical procedure, it’s crucial to understand all of the safety aspects of anal bleaching, along with the possible side effects which accompany each treatment option (although this is explored in much greater detail on the side effects page!).
What is anal bleaching?
As you may have already guessed, anal bleaching usually refers to the process of applying topical creams or gels to the anal area to lighten the skin. A common misconception is that skin discoloration is the result of poor hygiene or some other ‘fault’ of the individual – this is absolutely not true!
There are many reasons why the anal area becomes discolored over time, such as:
- Rubbing of tight clothing on the genital area – the constant rubbing of clothing on the anal area can cause the skin to darken over time
- Lack of UV light – because the genital areas are usually covered by clothing they are not in contact with UV light as much as other areas of the body (unless you’re a hardcore nudist)
- Sitting down for most of the day – believe it or not the pressure exerted on your intimate areas by sitting down all day can darken your anal area
- Ethnicity – those born with darker skin will naturally have a higher level of dark pigment (melanin) in their nether regions
- Hormonal imbalance – some people are born with a hyper-pigmentation, i.e. an excessive concentration of melanin in a specific patch of skin
Thankfully, whatever the cause of your own anal discoloration, anal bleaching treatments can effectively lighten and brighten your anal area, returning discoloration to a natural skin tone. Not only that but because more people than ever are comfortable talking about their booty, the stigma attached to anal bleaching has all but disappeared.
Okay, so you’ve decided that you want to give anal bleaching a try, but where do you start. One of the most common methods is to buy a DIY home-kit from a reputable company such as Amaira. This option has the benefit that you don’t have to share your intimate areas with any spa practitioner or doctor and is, therefore, appealing to many people. As well as that, home-kits and DIY anal bleaching products are relatively inexpensive compared to spa treatments or minor surgeries.
Conversely, some people are far more comfortable leaving their booty in the hands of a professional. Although this is the more expensive option, the results can often last longer and, as long as the practitioner is experienced, you should expect fantastic results! Let’s take a closer look at some of the most popular anal bleaching treatments on the market
DIY anal bleaching kits>
DIY anal bleaching kits (or ‘home-kits’) are easily one of the most popular methods of anal bleaching. This is because they are relatively cheap, you can relax in the privacy of your own home and, by and large, the results are bootiful.
However, if you do decide to do it yourself, there are a few things that you need to know before picking up that applicator:
- Do your research
This site is a one-stop shop for all the information you need to bleach your anus with confidence and achieve that aesthetically pleasing look that has been popularised by adult film actresses, celebrities and, increasingly, women who just want to extend their beauty regime to include intimate areas.
The most common anal bleaching kits typically include the following components:
- Anal bleach – the active ingredient that you will apply directly to the anus in order to reduce pigmentation and lighten the skin. Depending on the bleach you use, you will need to apply multiple treatments over a period of a few weeks to see best results
- An applicator – applicators come in all shapes and sizes. Read customer reviews of anal bleaching kits and choose one which will allow easy access to that hard to reach area
- A mixing tray – although mixing trays aren’t included with all anal bleaching kits, they can make the bleaching process much easier. Like a painter’s palette, you can mix the bleach on the tray without having to accomplish the almost impossible task of applying it straight from the bottle!
Remember: Because the anus is particularly hard to reach the area, it’s important that the applicator you choose is up to the job. There are many different options on the market including roll-ons and pump-action bottles.
Many companies offer free trial kits so that you can get an idea of whether they work for you. Make the most of these free offers and don’t push the ‘buy’ button until you’re confident that the product is suitable for you. It’s also best practice to only buy anal bleaching kits from trusted websites with real customer reviews. Irresponsible sellers can pack their formulations with harsh chemicals such as hydroquinone and acid-based ingredients which can irritate and potentially damage the skin.
Always read the instructions on the packaging – particularly the warnings which accompany certain bleaching products. Some, for example, is not recommended for pregnant women. Although anal bleaching is essentially an aesthetic procedure, safety should always be the primary concern. If you don’t know whether a specific product is suitable for you, seek advice from a medical professional before bleaching.
- Understand the risks
While this might sound a little scary, anal bleaching is a low-risk process if performed correctly. However, as with any beauty treatment – particularly those associated with intimate areas of the body – you need to learn about the risks before you get started.
One product that you should be especially cautious about is hydroquinone. This bleaching agent has been banned within all EU countries and across Asia, because it has been linked to an increased risk of cancer, as well as permanently discoloring skin. The majority of anal bleaching kits now exclude this ingredient so it’s unlikely that you will encounter it, but it’s better to be safe than sorry.
That said, the FDA in the US has deemed that booty bleaching products containing a concentration of 2% hydroquinone are safe for use. It’s best to leave these products to professionals such as spa technicians rather than run the risk of upsetting your sensitive skin.
Top Tip: As you would expect, the anus is one of the most sensitive areas of the body. It’s always a good idea to test a bleaching product on a smaller, less sensitive area first to pre-empt any negative reaction that you may experience. We recommend testing bleach on an area of skin that you would typically keep covered such as your thigh or pelvis. If you have any adverse reactions then don’t risk it on an intimate area.
People decide to try anal bleaching for a number of reasons. For some, it’s all about confidence and feeling sexy with their partner. Understanding the risks is a must because we can all agree that chemical burns aren’t exactly a turn-on in the bedroom.
- Prepare the anal area for bleaching
Make sure that your anal area is totally clean and dry. You’ll need to use an exfoliating scrub along with baby wipes to get the job done right. Be thorough but also be kind to your skin. It’s easy to over-scrub and create small breaks or tears in the skin. If this happens then apply bleach will cause pain, burning sensations and potentially increase the risk of infection. This means that you will have to wait for the broken skin to heal before applying another anal bleaching treatment.
- Apply the cream
The specifics of this step depend on the product that you have selected. Apply the topical cream to the anus according to the directions of your chosen product. Some higher-strength creams recommend one application while others must be applied multiple times of a couple of days in order to achieve the desired skin tone.
Top Tip: As well as avoiding hydroquinone it’s also a good idea to give acid-based products a miss as these can cause irritation, burning sensations and, in worst-case scenarios chemical burns. The most common acid-based ingredients include lactic acid, glycolic acid, kojic acid, and mandelic acid. To find out more about Anal Bleaching DIY Kits.
If you have done the research into anal bleaching creams, read our guide but still lack the confidence to take the plunge and apply the treatment yourself using a home-kit, then perhaps a professional option is the better way to go. Although they will typically cost a lot more than buying a DIY kit, you can put your trust in an experienced technician who is trained to combat discolored skin.
Let’s take a closer look at some of the most widely available professional lightning treatments, what you can expect during your appointment and the pros and cons of each.
Cryosurgery uses the extremely cold temperatures of (usually) liquid nitrogen to blast off layers of discolored skin. Once the discolored cells have died, new lighter cells take their place, giving your behind a lighter makeover and making your buttocks smile at the results.
As with laser treatment, the results are often very good, but there are also some potentially serious side effects that need to be considered. These can include blisters, scarring, the risk of infection and loss of sensation.
Laser whitening has become hugely popular for a variety of beauty treatments and anal bleaching is no exception. Because of the strength of laser treatment, this is perhaps the best option for those who have particularly dark skin around the genital area – either because of an unusually high presence of melanin or naturally as you are of ethnicity with a naturally darker tone.
One of the major advantages of laser whitening is that the results are permanent, even after one session. The idea of a laser focussing on those intimate areas might seem a little daunting, but the procedure is very safe and almost painless as you will have a topical anesthetic cream applied to the skin before the laser does its magic.
However, because of the strength of the laser, it’s important to understand that you will have to allow some time for recovery. The skin around your anus is likely to feel delicate and sore for a few days, during which time you are advised to keep the area clean and dry. It’s likely that you will be prescribed a short course of antibiotics to reduce the risk of infection during the healing process – this is completely normal and nothing to be concerned about.
Although spa beauticians are likely to use a DIY-kit similar to those you can apply yourself, the advantage is that you are leaving your intimate areas in the hands of a professional rather than having to learn the process from scratch. For some, this is a far more reassuring way to go about anal bleaching and that’s completely understandable. Bear in mind that this is a costlier option than using a home-kit, but also that the results are likely to be professional and you don’t have to worry about making mistakes.
Head-to-toe beauty treatments used to be the preserve of celebrities and a small number of people who could afford them. Thankfully, that’s no longer the cases. More and more people are choosing to undergo anal bleaching treatments, whether they want to please a partner or boost your self-confidence. The thing to remember is that there are many different options out there, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. We would recommend home-kits, but only those which exclude hydroquinone and the acid-based ingredients listed above. It’s natural to feel a little nervous about applying a beauty treatment to such a sensitive area, but the risks are low and the results are definitely worth it.
When opting for a spa treatment remember that the cleanliness and hygiene practices of spas can differ massively from one to the next, as can the experience level of the technician. If you know anybody who has had an intimate spa treatment then ask them for recommendations.
How does anal bleaching work?
While you don’t have to be a biology professor to bleach your anus it’s helpful to know some of the science behind the sparkling butt to help you select the right product for you.
Discoloration or hyperpigmentation of the intimate areas affects many men and women. The reason skin becomes discolored is that there is an excess of melanin (dark skin pigment) in the target area. Skin bleaches and other treatments work to reduce the level of melanin in the intimate area, or in the case of laser treatment and cryosurgery, to remove the discolored cells and allow a lighter skin to win the battle against unsightly dark areas.
Is bleaching your butt safe?
As with any multi-million-pound industry, there are some well-respected, responsible companies who make all-natural products that will give you the desired lightening you’re looking for without exposing you to unnecessary risk, but there are also bad apples out there too. That’s why it’s so important to do your research and check the ingredients on the packaging before applying any topical cream/gel.
Because the anus is such a sensitive area, it’s important to avoid any harsh chemicals that could damage the skin – particularly hydroquinone. While hydroquinone has been used as a skin bleach in the past, international concerns about its safety have led to it being banned in all EU countries. Many counterfeit or amateur products will contain this chemical, but be warned: although the results may look great in the short-term, the abrasiveness of hydroquinone greatly increases the chances of skin irritation, ochronosis (yellow discoloration), chemical burns and other dermatological disasters so be careful! Read more on the side effects of such chemicals here.
To make sure you’re reducing the risks of unwanted side effects when anal bleaching chooses products that contain all-natural ingredients. We have reviewed some of the most popular creams on the Cream/Kit page to let you know which are gentle on the skin while still giving you the great results that you’re after.
Remember that it isn’t only products containing hydroquinone, acid-based ingredients, and mercury that can irritate and damage your skin, but alcohol (commonly found in fragrances), dyes and scents can also cause allergic reactions. It is unlikely to experience negative results but it’s always better to arm yourself with knowledge before a bleaching treatment.