It's not just for Bridesmaids characters: Anal bleaching is gaining some serious traction. But is lightening your backdoor right for you? And how can you tell if your esthetician's done a good job? Questions, questions. We tracked down five women who've had the treatment to fill us in and share their tales from the deep:. I started to wonder if that's what mine looked like. Since I was planning on getting a Brazilian to prep before hooking with a new guy for the first time, I just asked the salon to add an anal bleaching treatment to my tab.
Anal Bleaching is Safe or Not? Intimate Bleaching Guide
Spas offer a lot of below-the-belt treatments: bikini waxes, laser hair removal, vaginal rejuvenation Anal bleaching is the process of applying chemicals to the skin around the anus or vulva, or underarm, or areola in order to lighten the naturally deeper pigmentation. A completely cosmetic procedure, anal bleaching products traditionally use hydroquinone or kojic acid to lighten the anus over time. To be fair, the bleaching you'd have done at a spa will involve much lower doses, she says, but there haven't been any formal studies evaluating the dangers.
Rabia De Latour, M. It first gained traction in the early aughts after adult film actress Tabitha Stevens had her anus bleached on the unscripted series Dr. Around the same time, U. Depending on the product, it may contain ingredients such as hydroquinone, azelaic acid, Kojic acid, niacinamide, or other botanical extracts, all of which chemically exfoliate dead skin cells responsible for hyperpigmentation, aka skin darkening caused by excess pigment, according to Dr.