Be careful with this phrase before you act. First of all, ‘bleaching’ simply refers to lightening the skin, not the use of household bleach! That may seem obvious to most people but it is very important to be clear.
Secondly, when we talk about vaginal bleaching, what we really mean is the area around the vagina and possibly lightening the labia too. It’s not considered safe to be trying to lighten what is considered an internal area.
Why Would You Want To Do This?
Some of us have vaginas that are a lot darker than others. Yes, it’s entirely natural – the color of skin in this intimate area can vary a lot from woman to woman. But just because it is natural does not mean we are all happy about it. Aging is natural, and most of us like delaying the wrinkles as long as possible, right?
So bleaching your vagina has become a much more commonplace thing. It’s not weird, it’s not wrong – it’s just a personal decision just like any other related to our appearance.
How Do You Bleach Your Vagina Safely?
The safest way is to simply use a product that is designed for use on delicate areas of the body. Ideally a product that is specifically designed for lightening intimate areas.
You can get natural lightening creams made for use anywhere on the body, and they will probably be fine. Our facial skin is quite delicate too, particularly near the eyes, as are armpits – another area where lightening creams are commonly used. So a product for general use may be OK to use – but it’s always best to check with the manufacturer first.
If you are in any doubt at all it’s best not to use that product on your most delicate parts. Not when there are vaginal bleaching creams available anyway.
Personally I only choose to use creams that use natural ingredients where possible. Hydroquinone is a popular (and effective) ingredient but it is really a product of 10 years ago. There are safety concerns with it’s use now. It has been banned in many countries, and there are simply better options now. So I wouldn’t use it in any product I put on my skin nowadays.
The other way to be safer when lightening or whitening your vaginal skin, is to always do a ‘patch test’ first. And I don’t just mean near your vagina. Start with a very small area in a much less delicate place, such as your arm. Just apply a tiny amount and leave it for a day, and see if you have any itchiness or redness. If there is no reaction at all you can move on to testing a very small area near your vagina. If that doesn’t cause any problems then you should be OK to continue. But use a very small amount of product to start with (you really don’t need much anyway), and wash the area with a mild soap before you start.
If you get any reaction then stop using the product. If the symptoms continue then seek medical advice. But don’t be overly concerned, reactions to properly designed products are very rare – and if you’ve already done a proper patch test there is even less chance that you’ll have any problem at all.