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Can Acne Cream Bleach Eyebrows?

Men and women who suffer with acne will probably be familiar with using strong spot cream on a daily basis in hopes it will get rid of their blemishes and leave them with clear skin.


However, their rigid skincare routine using such potent lotions could actually end up having an impact on their eyebrows, and over time, it could even cause them to become bleached.


An article in Well And Good revealed how benzoyl peroxide, a common acne solution, can result in eyebrow hairs becoming lighter after frequent use.


One Reddit user shared her experience using benzoyl peroxide, saying: “I started to notice blonde tips on my eyebrows, but chalked it down to summer, even though I don’t go in the sun often. I started to look at past pictures and that’s when I noticed just how stark the difference is.”


She went on to say that she will continue to use the cream to get rid of her spot problem, but will avoid contact with her eyebrows in the future.


Dermatologist Dr Dendy Engelman told the publication that benzoyl peroxide is a bleaching agent, which is why it results in the lightening of hair.


“The best way to avoid having your eyebrows lighten is to avoid contact of the product with your hair,” the doctor recommended, adding that is a good idea to leave extra space around the eyebrows as a precaution.


“Coating your eyebrows with Vaseline – or another protective ointment – can help as well,” Dr Engelman stated.


One of the easiest ways to save your brows while still being able to use benzoyl peroxide is to consider tattoo eyebrows in Hull. This will ensure your brows won’t lighten, even if the lotion makes contact with them.

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