What a concept. Utterly bonkers, but in some ways, kind of amazing. But, understandably, the concept of anal bleaching brings up a lot of questions.
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.
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:.
WOULD you be brave enough to try out anal bleaching? The bizarre trend was sparked after celebrities including Kourtney Kardashian, Charlotte Crosby and Sophie Kasaei revealed they have lightened their behinds. The procedure involves lightening the colour of the skin around the anus. It's done purely for cosmetic reasons to make the skin the same colour as the surrounding skin on the backside.
Rabia De Latour, M. It first gained traction in the early aughts after adult film actress Tabitha Stevens had her anus bleached on the unscripted series Dr. Around the same time, U.
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.
Anal lightening or anal bleaching involves applying certain product around the butt region to give it an even color. Many people use skin lightening creams and other products to enhance the appearance of their skin. You should carefully apply special creams to the desired results.
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. I also associated it vaguely with porn stars.
To paraphrase Bruno Mars, "Your butthole's amazing, just the way it is. Rest assured, it's totally normal for that area to be darker than other parts. It's supposed to be that color for a reason.