Using bleaching agents is usually very easy, particularly if you invest in a high-quality product and if you are careful. However, there are times when things can go wrong. An example of this is the bleaching agent comes into contact with your eyes. It is important to know how to deal with this when it happens, so that you don’t end up panicking which could result in more harm than good.
How Bleaching Agents Can Affect Your Eyes
Bleaching agents contain several chemicals, including enzymes which reduce the production of melatonin, as well as chemicals which facilitate entry of the medication through the skin. This may be in combination of a wide array of binders and other chemicals depending on the brand you use.
Some of these agents have the effect of causing corneal irritation when they come into contact with the eye. This results in irritation of the skin, which is why it causes so much pain. In addition to that, some of the chemicals may outright damage the tissues within the eye. It is rare for one to lose sight on account of having a little skin bleach entering your eye, but there are circumstances where this can happen. This includes when you use bleaching agents which have very strong chemicals, and have a lot of the chemical in your eye.
Steps You Should Take When It Happens
Once the bleaching agent is in your eye, you would need to do the following:
Preventing This from Occurring
Using the bleaching agent as advised is a good way to avoid some of it getting into your eye. When applying the bleach in areas around the eye, doing it in front of a mirror and using a finger is a good idea to avoid some of it straying into your eye. If you happen to use a runny bleaching agent, you can reduce the risk of it flowing into your eye by applying only small quantities above your eyes.