The Side Effects of Anal Bleaching Creams – BEWARE!

Although anal bleaching products are being improved upon year by year, there are still some side effects associated with skin lightening, particularly when you’re dealing with sensitive intimate areas. 

However, if you have done your research, know what to look for and what to avoid you can greatly minimize the risk of experiencing them.

One of our recommendations is to buy a cream called Amaira, this is because it doesn’t have any chemicals that are harsh and can still get you that natrual feeling. 

Remember, that the likelihood of suffering any side effects is relatively low, but it’s better to have all of the information before you select a product!

Here are some of the most common side-effects of anal bleaching and the symptoms associated with them.

Most common side effects Anal Bleaching Creams & Gels

  • Skin irritation

Skin irritation can manifest itself in dry, burning, peeling or itchy skin.

This is typically the case if the bleaching product contains harsh acid-based ingredients, hydroquinone or heavy metals which can be abrasive to sensitive areas of the body.

Laser treatments may also cause some brief irritation as the skin repairs, but this is normal and not usually cause for concern.

  • Infection

When applying anal bleach at home, it’s absolutely vital to make sure that the anal area is clean and dry.

Because intimate areas are so sensitive, even drying yourself too vigorously with a towel can cause micro-tears in the skin, opening you up to a risk of infection.

If you choose a spa treatment instead, make sure that the place you go to is clean and that the practitioner uses new applicators and creams for your visit.

If you get a bad feeling about the surroundings then don’t be afraid to walk out!

Treatments such as laser surgery and cryosurgery usually come with a short course of antibiotics to reduce the risk of infection after the session.

If you are worried that you may have contracted an infection then don’t hesitate to talk to an experienced medical practitioner.

  • Ochronosis

Ochronosis refers to a bluish black discoloration that can result from exposing skin to powerful chemicals such as hydroquinone, picric acid, and mercury. 

This is why we recommend using products with all-natural ingredients.

  • A stinging sensation

Some methods of anal bleaching tend to cause more pain than others. 

For example, laser treatment can cause some discomfort as the laser removes the discolored areas of skin – although you will be given a topical anesthetic to numb the bum area.

If you feel any discomfort or pain while applying a DIY kit then stop immediately and apply Vaseline to the affected area to protect the skin.

We have already touched on the fact that all-natural bleaching creams or gels tend to be much kinder on the skin than those which contain harsh chemicals. 

There are certain chemicals which are associated with more severe side-effects which you need to be aware of when choosing the right bleach for you.

 

Harsh Chemicals

Mercury

Thankfully mercury appears far less in beauty products than it did once upon a time.  This heavy metal has been linked to psychiatric and neurological problems, as well as organ damage.  Although the FDA in the US has banned the sale of any beauty product that contains mercury, unscrupulous sellers still hawk their dodgy products online so make sure you check the ingredients and avoid anything that includes this potentially harmful substance.

Hydroquinone

Despite the controversy surrounding hydroquinone, it is still found in a number of popular skin lightening creams as it is very effective at reducing the amount of melanin in the skin and removing discoloration.  That said, there are a number of significant side effects associated with hydroquinone including:

  • Increased risk of skin infections.
  • An increased risk of skin infection when the treated area is exposed to the sun. This is primarily because skin in the intimate areas is already sensitive and hydroquinone makes it even more sensitive.
  • Permanent skin discoloration. In high concentrations, hydroquinone can cause untreatable hyper-pigmentation.
  • Skin irritation such as pain, itchiness and a burning sensation.

Because of these side effects, beauty products containing hydroquinone are banned in the EU as well as in some parts of Asia.  Beauty seekers in the US can buy hydroquinone products but the concentration is limited by law to 2%.

The internet is one of the most convenient ways of learning about anal bleaching and buying bleaching products at the best price but the downside is that it gives a platform to disreputable sellers who aren’t concerned about their customers’ safety.  That’s why you should always stick with tried and dermatologically tested products from respected retailers.  Check the ingredients and stop using a product immediately if you experience any of the above side effects.

Kojic acid

Kojic acid is produced from the fermentation of rice used when manufacturing sake.  Although there is good evidence to show that kojic acid can inhibit melanin (and therefore lighten the skin), this strong ingredient has also been linked with a potentially increased risk of cancer when used in high doses.  This research is disputed by other dermatologists who believe that kojic acid can cause skin irritation but is not carcinogenic.  When selecting a skin whitening product, you need to balance the severity of your own hyper-pigmentation against the results that you are hoping for.  If you want to be extra safe then avoiding kojic acid is the way to go.

Tretinoin

Although we wouldn’t put tretinoin (sometimes referred to as retinoic acid) in the same risk category as hydroquinone and kojic acid it has been linked to some adverse effects.  Because your intimate areas area usually well-protected from sunlight, this isn’t likely to be too much of an issue.  However, those looking to bleach exposed areas should avoid direct sunlight.

Preexisting conditions

If you have any dermatological conditions then it’s always worth chatting to your doctor before undergoing any skin bleaching treatment

The likelihood of experiencing skin bleaching side effects depends largely on the product you are using.

As stated, products containing hydroquinone are banned in the UK as they are linked to more serious side effects if misused.

Consumers should also be wary of products which contain hydrocortisone (a steroid) which has also been linked to more severe side effects.

To mitigate the risk of bleach side effects and select the right product for you, make sure that what you buy has been dermatologically tested and comes from a reputable source. 

If you’re planning on applying the bleach to an intimate area then always try it on a small patch of skin first as this will give you an idea of how your skin will react.

 

Age in relation to bleaching side effects

One of the biggest concerns shared by many commentators in the beauty industry and the media at large is the side effects of bleaching your skin on younger people.

The skin is the largest organ in the body and needs to be looked after if you want to stay looking good as the years go by.

Unfortunately, some younger people jump on the latest fashion trend without researching the products they are using and the possible side effects which can arise from irresponsible use.

Dr Nitin Walia, a consultant in dermatology at Max Healthcare estimates that up to 30% of 14-15-year-old bleach users have reported experiencing side effects.

This surprising high figure is likely due to a number of factors such as not following the product directions properly, not allowing the skin to heal in between treatments and overusing harsh chemicals.

If you’re a young person thinking about using lightening creams or gels then it is extra important to talk to your doctor to find out what your options are rather than listening to friends or unreliable sources.

Sex and anal bleaching?

When you bleach the anal area it is very important not to have sex before or after the treatment.  This is because the friction of getting it on can cause micro-tears around the anal and vaginal areas.

Applying bleach to damaged skin is likely to cause pain, burning sensations and increase the risk of infection.

They say that patience is a virtue and nowhere is this truer than with an intimate bleaching treatment.

If you allow the after effects of anal bleaching to settle down, your skin will be given the best chance to recover quickly and you’ll be back to your frisky old self in no time.      

Pros and Cons Explained!

After discussing anal bleaching side effects and other bleaching treatments, you might feel slightly terrified of applying treatments to your intimate areas.

Believe it or not, this is actually a good thing as it means that you’re taking the treatment seriously and learning about what could go wrong in worst-case scenarios.

The reality is that many people who have intimate bleaching treatments – particularly those containing all-natural ingredients – never experience any bad effects of anal bleaching and are delighted to say goodbye to their discoloration.

Critics of the beauty industry fail to acknowledge that the way we look really does affect the way we feel.

For many men and women, the pressure to feel beautiful can lead to low self-confidence, low self-esteem and a lack of confidence in forming and sustaining sexual relationships.

Anal bleaching, vaginal bleaching, and body bleaching generally can help to restore the love you might have lost for your body, giving you a boost that can impact on all areas of your life.

You might not be able to sing like Nicki Minaj but you can feel just as fabulous with a few cosmetic tweaks.

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