Difference between Bleach and Facial

Key Difference: Bleach refers to a bleaching agent (generally a chemical agent), which is used to lighten the tone of the skin or to even the complexion of the skin. It is generally used to lighten the color of facial hair. The process is termed as bleaching. However, bleach may also be used to whiten or lighten other type of things like paper pulp, teeth, stained wood, fabric, etc. Facial is a beauty treatment for the face. It is a procedure that involves various steps in order to clean and improve the complexion of the face.

 

Bleach is used to define various types of processes in which a chemical agent is used in order to remove or lighten the color. It can also be done in order to achieve whiteness. In terms of the face, bleach is applied to eliminate the unwanted dark spots. This is achieved by using a bleaching powder with liquid hydrogen peroxide and ammonia. It is also known as powdered bleach. However, cream bleach can be obtained from a shop or a store. Bleach is generally used for two purposes –

 

It eliminates dark spots or freckles

It brightens the skin

 

Generally, bleach refers to a bleaching agent. It is associated with the process of bleaching. Bleaching refers to the use of chemical substances in order to lighten the tone of skin or to even the complexion of skin. Bleach is also applied on facial hair, in order to lighten the color of the hair. After the process, bleached hair would look blond or white. The main task of the bleach is to evenly blend the facial hair with the complexion. A bleach can also take care of scars, age spots and other pigmentation problems. Skin bleach disturbs the excessive amount of production of pigment. Thus, melanin is affected and the skin is left with an even tone. Generally, it is done by using a chemical agent, but a bleaching agent can also be obtained without chemicals - like lemon juice with honey can also work as a bleaching agent.

 

Facials are adored by most of the women as the procedure tends to provide a clear and youthful skin. The task is accomplished in several tasks focusing on various skin treatments. A facial is also known as a deep cleansing facial because it removes the debris accumulated in the pores. The technique can be termed as extraction. It is preferred for various reasons like –

 

It deeply cleanses the skin and pores.

It removes extra oil.

It works on the dryness of the face.

It rejuvenates the old or wrinkled skin.

It is also used as a relaxing and de-stressing process.

 

A basic facial can be done at home. However, most of the people opt to go to a spa or a salon. An aesthetician applies a variety of products ranging from creams, gels, masks and lotions to clean the skin. A facial treatment is generally customised depending upon the requirement ofthe client. however, the basic steps remains the same. One must be careful regarding the usage of some products for facial treatments which may cause allergic reactions. 

 

Comparison between Bleach and Facial:

 

 

Bleach

Facial  

Definition

Bleach refers to a bleaching agent (generally a chemical agent) which is used to lighten the tone of the skin or to even the complexion of the skin. It may also be used to lighten the color of facial hair. The process is termed as Bleaching. However, bleach may also be used to whiten or lighten other type of things like paper pulp, teeth, stained wood, fabric, etc.

Facial is a beauty treatment for the face. It is a procedure that involves various steps in order to clean and improve the complexion of the face.

Steps

Generally, facial bleaching includes these steps –

  • Cleansing – it helps in removing any dirt or make up on the face.
  • Mixing of bleach with the one fourth of the activator powder (chemical bleaches are generally provided with the activator). The mixture should be free from any of the granules.
  • Applied on the neck and face (or the specific areas of face).
  • Eyes and eye brow areas are to be avoided.
  • Wipe the bleach with the sponge after 12 – 15 minutes.
  • Later, a facepack can be used.

Generally facial includes these steps-

  • Cleansing – mild cleansers are applied in circular upward motion.
  • Exfoliation – it includes scrubbing and after that the scrub is wiped off.
  • Steaming – it is done in order to open up the pores of the skin. This is essential as then toning substances can be absorbed easily.
  • Toning – a suitable toner is applied.
  • Face pack or mask application – it is usually left until dry.
  • Moisturizing – after wiping off the mask or the face pack, a suitable moisturizer is applied.
  • Duration

Generally, less than 30 minutes including the preparation time.

It generally varies form 30 minutes to hour or one and half an hour.

Precautions

  • Chemical bleach should only be used after a patch test.
  • One is advised not to use face wash or soap before bleaching.
  • Exposure of the effected skin to sunrays should be avoided for 1-2 days
  • Bleach must not be applied to areas near the eyes, inside nose, ears, on nipples, scar tissue, warts, moles or near genitals.
  • Applying bleach over sunburned, irritated, inflamed or chapped skin, or an area that is freshly tweezed or shaved, is also harmful.
  • A facial that is recommended to the particular skin type should only be done.
  • It should be performed by a licensed aesthetician.
  • Windy weather and direct sunlight should be avoided.
  • One must avoid immediate use of cosmetics after facial (the duration depends upon the skin sensitivity).

 

Benefits

  • Bleach lightens the facial hair that also lightens the complexion.
  • Bleach helps to lighten dark spots. It helps to remove freckles and even out the complexion.
  • Bleach works best for the woman of dark skin to make her lighter.
  • Effect of bleach lasts up to 15-20 days.
  • It deeply cleanses the skin and pores.
  • It removes extra oil.
  • It works on the dryness of the face.
  • It rejuvenates the old or wrinkled skin.
  • It is also used as a relaxing and de-stressing process.

 

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