Everyone wants fair and glowing skin but most of efforts are made on face and ignorance to skin around neck leads to skin darkening around neck. Most of efforts concentrated on face and all methods are applied on getting a beautiful face but when anyone tells about the dark skin around neck then it becomes really embarrassing. Most common reason behind dark neck is improper cleaning of neck area during bath although there can be other reasons also like hereditary factors, sun exposure, polycystic ovary syndrome and sudden changes in weight.
Dark neck is not major skin problem or infection but mostly a case of improper care and ignorance. It can be treated with proper cleaning, scrubbing of skin around neck. Market is full of scrubs, moisturizers and creams which claims fair skin with their use. I would always suggest natural ways to lighten skin around neck rather than these market products as they contains chemicals which can sometime have negative impact on skin.
Natural Remedies to Get Rid of Dark Skin Around Neck
1. Lemon Juice
Natural bleaching and astringent properties of lemon make it natural home remedy to get rid of dark skin around neck.
- Take a slice of fresh lemon and rub it gently on skin around neck. Keep doing it for 15 to 20 minutes and feel skin is soaking in the lemon juice. Wash of skin with water. Repeat it 2 times in a day for at least month to see skin lightening around neck.
- Another way, make mixture with lemon juice and rosewater. Apply this mixture on skin around neck at night and sleep with washing. Wash off your skin in the morning. Repeat it every night for few weeks.
- Alternatively, Add lemon juice in small quantity of turmeric powder. Apply this paste on affected skin around neck. Wash off after 15 minutes. Make sure of no sun exposure when paste has been applied.
2. Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera is a popular ingredient of products used for skin care. Rich contents of antioxidants helps in removing damaged cells and increase formation of new cells which leads to healthy skin. Although various kinds of aloe vera face wash, creams and astringents available in market but use of fresh aloe vera gel lightens skin around neck quickly.
- Get fresh aloe vera gel by peeling off outer layer of aloe vera leaves. Apply this fresh gel on skin around neck properly.
- Keep it for 20 minutes before washing it off with water. Daily use of aloe vera gel fastens the skin lightening around neck.
Rich source of vitamins and minerals make almonds a useful home remedy to get beautiful skin. Moisturizing properties of almonds are very useful to get light skin around neck. Raw almonds or almond oil both can be used to get rid of dark skin around neck.
- Take some almond oil and massage with it on skin around neck for 10 to 15 minutes. Repeat it regularly to get fair skin around neck also.
- Grind some almonds to make powder. Add some milk and honey to make paste. Apply this paste on neck area. Wash it off after 20 to 25 minutes.
- Repeat it for 1 month on daily basis and you will see effect in form of light skin around neck.
4. Walnuts and yogurt
Moisturizing properties of walnuts are very useful in glowing skin so walnuts scrubs can be used to get fair and shiny skin. Walnut scrubs of various brands are available in market but scrub can be easily made at home with walnuts and yogurt and it will be more effective than market available walnut scrubs.
- Grind some walnuts to make powder and add this walnuts powder in plain yogurt to make thick paste. Apply this homemade walnut scrub on affected skin around neck. Wash it off after half an hour.
- Repeat it 2 days in a week for 1 month to get rid of dark neck. Honey can also be added in this mixture as honey is also good for skin.
Cucumber is well known home product for skin care as cooling properties of cucumber is very useful for skin cells. It helps in getting smooth and fair skin by removing dead cell which are reason for dark skin around neck and increase formation of new cells. Grated cucumber or cucumber juice both can be used to get rid of dark neck.
- Grate cucumber and apply this grated cucumber on dark skin around neck. Wash off neck after 15 minutes with cold or warm water. Do it regularly for a month to get light skin around neck area also.
- Get cucumber juice and apply it on neck area with cotton balls or mix some lemon juice in cucumber juice and apply this mixture on neck skin. Wash off neck after 20 minutes. Repeat 3 times in a week to get result.
6. Oats and Tomato
We all know health benefits of oats if consumed regularly but use of oats to get clear skin is very less known. Oats is a natural product to exfoliate skin so oats as a scrubber can do wonders on skin and you can get rid of darkness around neck.
- Grind oats to make powder but don’t make a fine powder. Add tomato pulp in oats powder to get paste.
- Rub this paste on affected skin around neck for about 20 minutes. Wash it off with water.
- Repeat it 3 days in a week for a month to see change in skin colour around neck.
7. Raw potato or potato juice
Potato being a natural bleaching agent can be very useful to reduce darkness around neck. Potato can remain cool for longer time so it can be very useful for skin cells. Raw potatoes or potato juice both cab be useful for skin care.
- Get slices of potatoes from refrigerator and rub them gently on neck area skin in circular motion for 10 minutes. Repeat in 2 times in a day for few weeks to see change.
- Get juice by grating potatoes and apply this juice on skin around neck and wash it off with water after 15 minutes. Even lemon juice can be mixed in potato juice to double the effect.
8. Baking Soda
Baking soda is useful in treating stomach related issues like gas, acidity but it’s very useful to naturally exfoliate skin. Baking soda can be used to clean skin around neck.
- Make a paste by adding water in baking soda. Apply this paste on affected skin. Keep it applied for about 15 to 20 minutes before washing it off.
- Regular use can show results quickly by reducing darkness around neck.
9. Fruit Mask
Fruits should be necessary item of diet chart as presence of vitamins and minerals are very good for health. Presence of vitamin C in fruit make it useful product to clean skin and get glowing skin around neck also. Various fruit masks are easily available in market to clean skin like apricot mask, apple mask or avocado and many more. Instead of buying costly skin care products from market fruit masks can be easily made at home and more effective on skin around neck.
- Banana Mask – Crush banana with hand to make paste and add some olive oil in it. Apply this on neck. Wash it off with water after keeping it for 20 minutes.
- Orange Peel Mask – Make powder of dried orange peel and add some milk in this powder to get paste. Apply this paste on affected skin around. Remove it with water after 15 minutes.
In same way masks from other fruits like apricot and papaya can be made at low cost and used to reduce dark appearance on neck.
10. Chickpea Flour
Chickpea flour is easily available product in every kitchen. It is useful natural product to get rid of dark skin on neck.
- Make a paste by adding water in chickpea flour. Even small quantity of turmeric and lemon juice can also be added while making paste. Use this paste as a scrubber on skin around neck.
- Wash off neck skin after 20 minutes. Milk butter can be added as a moisturizer in case of dry skin. Use it for 3 days in a week and get rid of skin darkness around neck.
So don’t give importance to skin of face; give proper care to other parts skin neck legs and shoulders. Try to use these natural ways to get glowing skin and remove any kind of dull skin. Please do share your experiences about above discussed natural home remedies to get rid of dark skin on neck through comments.