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?
I was booked in for vaginal bleaching. Having just celebrated my 31st birthday in Paris, it seemed like the ideal time to treat myself - and Freddy - to a brighter, more youthful vagina. We are approaching our first anniversary together, and a new bright pink vagina seemed the ideal gift to give my boyfriend.
Anal bleaching is the process of lightening the color of the skin around the anus. It is done for cosmetic purposes, to make the color of the anus more uniform with the surrounding area. Some treatments are applied in an office or salon by a cosmetic technician and others are sold as cream that can be applied at home.
From the individuals extracting earwax from your eardrum, to the quiet crusaders shaving skin off your feet, in our monthly series The Professionals we meet the people taking pride in the nitty gritty side of beauty. Full disclosure: I never really knew what anal bleaching was. I must have read about it online, something about someone from Geordie Shore getting it done.
Unless you're super flexible, that is. No longer the domain of the Kim Kardashians of the world, bleaching your butthole is now for us normal people, too. Chances are, if you've ever used a cream for acne scarring or anti-aging creams, you've probably already been exposed to the stuff.
Illustration by Brandon Bird. The media puts a lot of pressure on women to meet impossible beauty standards: thigh gap"good" hair, and of course, bubblegum-pink assholes. Genitals naturally vary in color, but somehow we've decided that the vulva and anus should be as pink as Barbie's high heels.
One popular method uses chemical peels or creams to break down melanin, natural pigments in the skin. These products can also reduce the number of melanin-producing cells around your anus. Laser treatments are another popular technique.
Think — real deep. Instead, whitening your asshole is entirely acceptable for us common folk too. Here are some common questions new bleachers have before joining the bleachbutt club:.
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