Doubts Discussion: Does Bleaches lighten skin as well?

Posted on Nov 29 2013 - 10:00am by poonam

Doubts Discussion: Does Bleaches lighten skin as well?

From Ameena,

I have read your review on Olivia Herbal Bleach,to what extent did it lighten your skin. I have literally spent so much money on bleaches and they didn’t lighten my skin at all. I want to know if this product will really make me fair with regular use ?

Do you know of any bleaches that lighten the skin?


You can read my review on:  Olivia Herbal Bleach


Hey Ameena,

I have used the Olivia Herbal Bleach for lightening my facial hair and it did a fairly good job. It worked well in turning them to skin color making my facial skin appear lighter..
I couldn’t comment if it can make you look fairer or lighten your skin as bleach is basically used for lightening facial hair only.
There are tan cleaners available in the market which can help in removing the tan and make your skin look a bit lighter but no idea about skin lightening from bleaches.
Do you use bleaches for facial hair or skin lightening? Any favorite bleach/tan cleaner? 
Do you think bleaches can lighten facial skin?

25 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. LishaNovember 29, 2013 at 12:00 PM - Reply

    I’ve always wondered about the same but never been tempted to use bleach on my face!

    • poonamNovember 30, 2013 at 7:11 AM - Reply

      I use it to camouflage my facial hair but not frequently.. just before I have to attend some function/party!! 🙂

  2. MansiNovember 29, 2013 at 12:25 PM - Reply

    Oh yes.. I never believed it.. but when i used oxy bleach on my upper lips, i could actually see the difference.. it lightened my upper lip area 2 tone and then I applied the bleach all over my face. 😛 i also used it on my hands 😉 😉 So, i think bleach removes tan. 😉

    • poonamNovember 30, 2013 at 7:21 AM - Reply

      Great dear.. I have actually nver used it for tan removal but now I think it will do a good job there too.. I use it for facial hair only!!

      Oxybleach doesn’t worked for me may be too mild on my hair… but I will try that for tan removal.. 🙂

  3. HeenaNovember 29, 2013 at 12:37 PM - Reply

    Bleach Can Only Help You Lighten Your Skin To The Extent The Shade Chart You Are Born With, Not Beyond That..Certainly Not What Adds Show 😛

    They Help In Removing Tan, So Yes Skin Does Gets Lightened a Bit and With Continuous Usage of Sun Protection.. A Hell Lot Tan Can be Removed As Well As Prevented 🙂

    Yes, I Use Bleach Since I’ve a Lot Of Facial Hair But Restrict It to Maximum 4 Times a Year

    • poonamNovember 30, 2013 at 7:17 AM - Reply

      Well said Heena.. thats absolutely true!!
      Ads are just so digitally modified and that transforms you to a white queen.. which isnt true!!

      Hi5 dear.. me also limits its usage to just few times a year.. 🙂

  4. NihaNovember 29, 2013 at 1:44 PM - Reply

    The bleach which is most effective,fast working and yet safe enough for a sensitive skin like mine,in my opinion is avon care oxy white facial bleach! I started using bleach to lighten my facial hairs as i cant pluck hairs from my face,i have a very sensitive skin…ive tried a few bleaches available in the beauty centre..they helped bleaching n lightening my facial hair but i would always get an eruption on my face or uneven skin texture post bleaching…but still i was using them once in 2-3 months for facial hair lightening…and then i came to know about avon’s bleach launch and i tried it immediately..and the results were quiet satisfactory! Very effective facial hair lightening in 5mins, It dint break my skin out,no patchines or drying of facial skin post bleaching…also it has improved my skin tone over a period of 10months and 6times of usage..also a very less quantity is used,one pack (worth 159rs) can be used about 4times for a medium sized face..and you can also get it at offer/discount sometimes.

    • poonamNovember 30, 2013 at 7:36 AM - Reply

      Havent tried the Avon bleach.. but looks like a great product !!
      Plucking facila hair.. ouuch that would be painful.. but had do it for uppperlips, chin!! 😛
      Thats a great review dear.. I am tempted now.. 🙂 🙂

  5. amishaNovember 29, 2013 at 2:19 PM - Reply

    Bleaches indeed remove tan effectively, and thus lighten skin tone, but not more than your original one.
    I’ve used Olivia and Fem bleaches (both normal one and the haldi one). These work just fine.
    I was keen to try the oxylife gel bleach, but even the reviews were not good.
    Niha, you’ve tempted me to try the Avon one.. 😛

    • NihaNovember 29, 2013 at 3:42 PM - Reply

      Yes dear do try it..i have a oily to combination skin and my skin is quiet sensitive..any harsh ingredient reacts on my skin very easily..but this avon bleach is really effective and mild as well,just dont over use the powder activator 🙂 keep in touch email (

    • poonamNovember 30, 2013 at 7:41 AM - Reply

      True Amisha.. bleaches cant make ur fairer than ur original skin color.. me too dear fem and Olivia works fine..but Oxy one didnt worked for me..!!

  6. SwatiNovember 29, 2013 at 4:36 PM - Reply

    I had the same doubt. I have used bleach on my hands and feet once and I did see a visible difference in the skin tone but then it doesn’t last that long. Just a couple of days.

    • poonamNovember 30, 2013 at 7:10 AM - Reply

      Hey Swati.. Even I used to think the same way.. but the fact is .. its only the disappearance of black color hair that make the skin look fairer and once that goes away.. the skin gets back to its original shade.. 😉

  7. beautifulandconfidentyou.blogspot.inNovember 29, 2013 at 9:41 PM - Reply

    Bleach lightens up your skin tone and makes you look fair and yeah I totally agree the fairness lasts only a few days

    • poonamNovember 30, 2013 at 7:07 AM - Reply

      Yes dear..actually it just lightens the facial hair that gives u an illusion of cleaner and brighter skin tone.. hence u look fair.. 🙂 ..

  8. SimeraNovember 30, 2013 at 12:18 AM - Reply

    I have always been scared to try bleach products but this sounds interesting.

    • poonamNovember 30, 2013 at 7:06 AM - Reply

      U dont need one dear.. 😉 .. I have facial hair that why I have to use it.. 🙂

  9. Heena CNovember 30, 2013 at 10:29 AM - Reply

    I have used oxy bleach and jolen.Both of them gave me temporary brightness.Oxy didnt even bleach my hair but fem is good.And its true that bleaching effect lasts only for few days.So they don’t really help lighten the skin.

    • poonamDecember 7, 2013 at 10:32 PM - Reply

      Oxy didnt worked for me as wel.. the bleaching effect isnt great.. Jolen is slightly strong.. but fem works great!!
      yes dear.. beach is only for facial hair.. nothing more.. 🙂

  10. MeghaNovember 30, 2013 at 4:05 PM - Reply

    I use bleach to lighten my upper lips hair and i dont think it lightens the skin!

    • poonamDecember 8, 2013 at 7:06 AM - Reply

      Me too dear.. Before i started with threading them.. now i use it once in a while to bleach my facial hair.. 😉
      and yes lightening of skin using bleaches is not true!!

  11. subhaDecember 1, 2013 at 9:45 PM - Reply

    I have used oxy bleach they are good.

    • poonamDecember 8, 2013 at 6:51 AM - Reply

      Great that they worked for u.. oxy didnt worked for me!! 😛

  12. adiDecember 3, 2013 at 5:38 AM - Reply

    you guys should really stop trying to become lighter…be proud of the skin color you are born with…

    • poonamDecember 8, 2013 at 9:23 AM - Reply

      Hey Adi.. We are just discussing the doubts here.. being lighter doesnt mean we arent happy with the color of our skin.. but it can be a case wheer we get tanned and want to achieve our original skin color fast.. Everybody has it likes and dislikes and we should respect that! 🙂

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