Many of you would either bleach before a facial in the salon or some would do bleach at home. After bleach, the face starts to look fair, and the facial hair hides in the skin, but do you know that if you do this every 15 days or month, then its long-term side effects will be more? And one day you will be seen older than your age and with scars on your face. There are many side effects of bleach when you overuse it or start using it as a whitening face pack. Let us know how overusing bleach can harm your skin.

1. Dermatitis i.e. inflammation-stains on the upper layer of the skin
Overuse of bleach can cause dermatitis, itchy skin and scaly skin. Dermatitis can develop on many parts of the skin including the face, upper chest, armpits and groin. This is a major side effect of applying bleach on the face. Sometimes it also causes redness, blisters, hives, swelling, itching and burning sensation on the skin and face.

2. Mercury poisoning
Mercury in bleach can cause many problems on the skin. This can lead to numbness in the skin, high blood pressure, fatigue and even kidney damage. It is a cheap skin-lightening ingredient but it has many disadvantages.

3. Steroid Acne
Steroid acne is mainly caused by bleach creams that contain corticosteroids. Steroid acne usually develops on the chest, but it can also occur on the back, arms, and other parts of the body with long-term use of corticosteroids. The symptoms of steroid acne are blackheads, whiteheads, red bumps and acne scars. Discontinuing the use of bleach on the face may also prevent

4. Nephrotic syndrome
Another disadvantage of bleaching on the face is nephrotic syndrome. This is a kidney condition in which there is damage to the blood vessels of the kidney, due to which the dirt and accumulated water in the body stop coming out. Due to this, a lot of protein starts coming out in your urine. Skin lightening creams contain mercury which is also linked to nephrotic syndrome. Symptoms of the nephrotic syndrome also include swelling of the ankles and feet, loss of appetite and feeling tired.

5. Blue-Black Skin
The blue-black pigmentation that develops on your face after using bleach is called exogenous ochronosis. This is a disease that makes the skin black and blue. Blue-black spots are caused by hydroquinone present in bleach.