Moon bath: how to do it and what products are needed?

The beauty market is always innovating when it comes to hair removal. Whether new in laser hair removal, various waxes, depilatory creams, among others, new options always appear.

Even with all these innovations, there is a technique that never changes, which is the moon bath , which is nothing more than a procedure for discolouring body hair.

It is indicated for those who do not want to perform the hair removal procedures, which are usually painful. In addition, for those who like to have light hair, whether to highlight the tan or even for reasons of aesthetic preference can be a good choice.

Let’s understand a little more about this procedure below.


What is a moon bath and what is it for?

The Moon Bath is a technique that consists of lightening the body hair, exfoliating and moisturizing the skin, leaving it soft and hydrated. It can be done with the aim of improving the appearance of the skin or just to discolor the hair.

It is also indicated to remove dead cells through exfoliation, deeply cleaning the skin. Many people use this technique before tanning in order to make it more uniform.

The moon bath can be done in almost all parts of the body. However, it is not recommended for the face, breasts and intimate area (because it contains mucosa). As they are sensitive areas, they may be sensitive to products.

It can be done at home or in beauty centers. Made by professionals, costing an average of R $ 25 per area and between R $ 60 and R $ 100 in the whole body.

To make the process homemade, the following are used: body scrub, moisturizer, bleach and paraffin cream to protect the skin.

How to make homemade moon bath?

It is possible to do the moon bath at home, but for this some care is needed to avoid health risks and possible damage to the skin.

Before applying the bleach, it is recommended to test the products on a part of the skin, in order to identify a possible sensitivity to some ingredient of the product.

If any type of reaction occurs, it is recommended to discontinue use, wash the area well with plenty of water and seek medical attention.

To carry out the moon bath, some products will be needed:

  • Paraffin cream;
  • Bleaching powder;
  • Hydrogen peroxide of 10 or 20 volumes;
  • Body scrub;
  • Body moisturizer;
  • Gloves;
  • Brush or spatula;
  • Container for mixing products;

Step by step

  1. Apply the paraffin cream to the area you want to discolor, to protect the skin and prevent itching and burning;
  2. Mix the bleaching powder with the hydrogen peroxide in the container with the help of a brush or spatula, according to the manufacturer’s instructions;
  3. Using a glove, apply and spread the product in the regions to be discolored;
  4. Let it act for 5 to 10 minutes;
  5. Then wash the area with mild soap (preferably liquid) and rinse well.
  6. Apply the scrub by making circular massages on the areas that have been discolored;
  7. Rinse well;
  8. Finally, moisturize the skin well to regain its luster after the procedure.


The moon bath can be done at home, with products found in pharmacies, cosmetics stores and even supermarkets.

Here are some product options that can be used:

  • Lightner Diamond Moon Bath Bleaching Kit ;
  • Lightner Moon Bath Kit ;
  • Lightner Diamond Bleaching Powder ;
  • Creamy Oxygenated Water Márcia – 20 volumes ;
  • Ideal Creamy Oxygenated Water – 20 volumes ;
  • Nivea Refreshing Exfoliating Gel ;
  • Gel Esfoliante Neutrogena Deep Clean Energizing;
  • Nivea Milk Moisturizing Body Lotion ;
  • Johnson’s Body Lotion Deo-Moisturizing Lotion ;
  • Protective Paraffin and Cotton, Natural Water;
  • Paraffin cream Labotrat;
  • Depil Bella Body Paraffin Mousse with Mango Oil.

Can you do a moon bath in pregnancy?

Yes, it is possible to have a moon bath during pregnancy, but only after the end of the 3rd trimester of pregnancy.

However, it is totally contraindicated that the procedure be done with ammonia-based products. This substance can be absorbed by the skin and reach the bloodstream, thus harming the fetus.

It is worth remembering that before the pregnant woman performs any type of procedure, it is important to seek guidance from her obstetrician.

Just as many doctors do not recommend dyeing their hair, they may also not recommend a moon bath depending on the condition and history of the pregnant woman, even if it is done with products without ammonia.

Recommendations and contraindications

The Moon Bath, although not harmful to health, is contraindicated in some cases, such as: sensitive skin, allergies, dermatitis , folliculitis or skin changes such as wounds or pimples.

The procedure frequency recommendation is every 30 days. It is important to respect this interval so as not to sensitize the skin.

In addition, it is important to avoid sunbathing during and after the moon bath, as this can cause spots on the skin.

For those who feel a lot of pain when waxing or using laser and want to minimize the appearance of the hair, the moon bath can be a great option.

In addition, it eliminates dead cells and moisturizes the skin. Have you had a moon bath? Do you have another step by step to share with us? Tell us in the comments.

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