The intimate facts
It is not just dark skinned people who have use for bleaching or lightening products, a growing trend is anal bleaching, which had mainly been practiced by women and gay men. Anal bleaching and vaginal whitening, until very recently, had been something of a closed subject which was mainly only of interest to sex industry celebrities and exotic dancers who hoped to enhance the appearance of their intimate areas, especially on camera or in front of an audience..
More recently, as taboos are broken down, the practice of anal bleaching has become more appealing to a wider range of people, more and more people are striving to find new ways to enhance their bodies, and to beautify the parts that they are most unhappy with. Once it was the body waxing with its interesting sounding names that was the god of the beauty industry, now it is the lightening of the genitals that has become the "must have" of the fashion conscious.
Anal bleaching and vaginal whitening was first done by those in the adult film industry who felt that darker genital areas were not as visually appealing as they would have liked, also the likes of lap/pole dancers began wanting to enhance the appearance of their anal and vaginal areas too. However, they had to go to salons specializing in bleaching techniques where the use of harsh chemicals could have potentially harmful side effects. As the popularity of bikini waxing grew, more people began noticing that their genital areas started to appear darker than normal. It became a genuine concern for people who underwent regular waxing treatment and the requests for a solution increased.
With the popularity of genital lightening growing, some of the more well known names in the cosmetic and medical industry started to take notice. Soon the practice was taken away from the specialized salons and was more readily available in regular beauty salons and tanning establishments. Now the practice has been carried straight into the home with a glut of creams and gels, designed specifically for lightening the genitals, being readily available over the counter from major cosmetic, chemists and beauty product stores.
Manufacturers of bleaching products have been quick to recognise that whilst lightening of the anal and genital area has become a very popular and sought after treatment, it is still a practice that those who wish to undergo it would like to do so with discretion, popular as it may be, it is still not something that everyone is comfortable with being made public.
One of the first questions asked about anal bleaching technique is, "is it safe to do" and generally the answer is "yes it is", but that does not mean that you should just go and grab the first bleaching product available. Ideally you should find out if your skin is allergic or will show any adverse reaction to any of the ingredients contained in the bleaching compound. For treating such a sensitive and possibly painful area, great care should be taken in the selection of the right product, try to find out what the individual ingredients likely side effect can be, so that during use you will be able to readily recognise any symptoms as they begin to occur.
You can find practitioners of most forms of lightening processes far more easily now than when the practice first became popular, easily recognised advertising will contain terms such as, anal whitening, skin whitening , skin lightening, analbleaching, genital whitening, anal lightening.
Why the need for anal bleaching arose
Discoloration of the anal and vaginal areas can be caused by a variety of reasons including aging, hormonal changes, child birth and more. As an increasing number of people discovered bikini waxing, the more attention was paid to how they looked once the hair was removed. Anal and vaginal lightening (also known as genital bleaching) became increasingly popular as it could help diminish dark, unsightly discoloration or pigmentation.
Today vaginal lightening is one of the hottest beauty procedures requested. Women are visiting salons and retail stores to get a bleaching products that can instantly transform their most intimate body parts for cosmetic purposes.
Genital lightening, or bleaching as it is also known as, does not have many genuine medical reasons for being done, it is mainly an appearance enhancing procedure which has become very popular.
Although genital lightening is now relatively commonplace it should be noted that the practice is not without its dangers, a strict pattern of hygiene should be followed, or better still you should consult a cosmetologist before carrying out the process on your own. As with all bleaching processes, there is always initial pain and discomfort but this should not last long. If any adverse effects are noticed you should stop the treatment and consult a doctor immediately, genital bleaching is not a practice that is readily recommended by doctors but they are the best qualified to diagnose problems which may occur through the use of skin bleaching products.
How bleaching works
Most whitening products available today do not actually bleach the skin, instead they work by inhibiting the skin’s pigment-producing cells, or melanocytes, which lie deep in the skin. Most contain an ingredient called Hydroquinone which prevents the melanocytes en route to the surface from getting their full quota of pigment.
Some skin specialists say bleaching creams with hydroquinone are safely used to reduce the appearance of age spots or smaller blemishes --but only if used as directed, whilst other specialists say such products can be dangerous over time with the possibility of the chemicals penetrating into the bloodstream and reaching your liver and kidneys. And that's where it could cause real damage.
For those that are considering lightening their genital area or any part of their body for that matter, it is wise to first perform a tolerance test, read fully all instructions and follow them completely, using a small area of the body, apply the product and leave for the required amount of time.
Achieve the same effects without the bleach
Although whitening agents and creams can produce a quicker result, there are several ways that you can achieve a similar effect without having to undergo the sometimes painful and embarrassing bleaching process. A few simple techniques which can be done at home can prove to be just as effective, and can even be beneficial to your overall health.
1. You should maintain a high fibre diet as this will result in firmer stools and so producing less staining of the anal area.
2. Foods which are known to cause staining should be avoided, these include red wines, coffee, cola, liquorice, curries, generally foods that contain dyes and colorants should be avoided.
3. You should get into the habit of wiping your anal area with a moist unperfumed wipe or baby wipe after each bowel movement, this will clean away any staining as well as having the added advantage of being quite hygienic.
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