Here’s why you shouldn’t bleach your skin a few days before the wedding

Dear bride, don’t make this mistake, experts implore.

Choosing the right skin treatment during the run-up to your wedding is an important task. It’s important to make the right choice taking in account your skin type and requirements. It is also important to stay away from certain treatments and bleaching is one of those no-go areas. Experts tell you why. 

Few things are more important than the health of your skin, days before your wedding day. The reason why you shouldn’t bleach your skin before your wedding is that bleach, to begin with, is an irritant which can have harsh effects on your skin. Bleaching a few days before the big day only leads to side effects like redness, swelling, itching, and sometimes even chemical burns. The last thing you want is to have irritated or damaged skin on your big day! Even if the bleach does not cause irritation, the lightening may result in uneven skin, leading to a patchy appearance, which can be challenging to conceal with make-up.

Furthermore, the ingredients used to bleach your skin can make your skin more sensitive to sunlight. Only bleach when necessary and choose products with natural bleaching agents like licorice, vitamin C, kojic acid or AHAs. If you bleach your skin too close to your wedding day and then expose it to the sun, you risk developing sunburns, which can be painful and lead to skin peeling.

What you also have to consider is that your skin type, the specific treatment used, and individual reactions can all influence the outcome. Thus, instead of resorting to some last-minute skin bleaching, you should consider investing in a long-term skincare routine that includes gentle cleansing, moisturising, and sun protection.

Remember that natural beauty is radiant and timeless, and ensure that the skincare treatments you choose are executed well in advance to minimise risks and enhance your bridal glow.

Inputs by Dr. Manasi Shirolikar, Consultant Dermatologist and Founder of Online Consulting Brand and Nidhi Govil, CEO, O'rive Organics