Sometimes the things you do not see can be every bit as harmful as visible ones, and I cannot possibly think of a better example than a dark neck. Imagine how much effort and time a woman puts into enhancing her looks, and it should be easy to realize how frustrated one would feel knowing that the dark skin on her neck overshadows most of her work.
The fact that you cannot see the effects does not mean that others cannot either, and this tiny detail can affect your self-confidence and spoil even the best look. I cannot overstate the importance of preventing the dark neck or alleviate the effects if it is already there.
The fact that it has a scientific name such as “acanthosis nigricans” so it can be to some extent regarded as a medical condition does not help too much. The good news is that some of the causes can be addressed with ease, and the simplest remedy is to properly scrub the area around the neck.
When we shower we tend to ignore this part of our body and over time, the skin gets a darker hue that becomes visible to pretty much anyone who interacts with us. Hyperpigmentation only makes matters worse, so if you know that you suffer from this condition, pay extra attention to this issue to get rid of the dark neck.
- Hormonal imbalance
- Consuming birth control pills
Drinking the required amount of water is the best known home remedy for dark neck; this permits removal of the accumulated toxins absorbed by your body to lighten-up your skin particularly on the neck area.
② Chickpea Flour
Scrub your neck using chickpea flour before taking a bath, this aids in getting rid of the dead skin which exposes a lighter and more radiant skin.
Try scrubbing lemon extract on your neck before showering. This can be done by slicing a lemon in half and extracting its juices. This is effective because the acidity of the lemon juice exfoliates the skin getting rid of dead skin, oils and dirt that compose the dark parts of the neck.
④ Cucumber Juice
Pour cucumber juice into your body scrub and start scrubbing the dark spots of your neck gently and thoroughly. The juices of the cucumber get rid of the gathered dead skin that surrounds the neck and allows for a rejuvenated new skin.
⑤ Dried Orange Peel Powder and Milk
Mix-up the two components to create a thick paste. This is one of the cheaper home remedies for dark neck that is perfect for students on a budget. Rub it on the dark portions of the neck and leave it for 15-20 minutes, then wash with clean water.
⑥ Aloe Vera Gel
Directly apply a coat of pure aloe Vera gel on the affected areas of the neck. After 15 minutes, wash it with water. The components of aloe Vera gel allows not only for skin lightening but also lessens the chances of dark spot formation.
Soak four to five almonds overnight. Grind into to a paste and apply on the skin discoloration of neck and back. Leave the paste on your dark neck for half an hour and rinse with warm water and clean with a towel. Alternatively, you can apply the almond paste during bedtime and allow it to dry. Wash or rinse with cold water in the morning.
⑧ Sunscreen Lotion
Apply sunscreen lotion on the area where the heat of the sun hits. It helps prevent the skin from becoming darker.
⑨ Potato Juice
Pour potato juice into your body scrub and scrub it on the neck, potato juice is known for its natural bleaching compound and is utilized for skin whitening.
Start grinding oats, then mix it with tomato puree and apply on the neck and scrub gently; rinse it with cold water after. The oats has properties that exfoliate dead skin and revives new skin.
⑪ Conventional Scrubbing/Exfoliation
Utilize a loofah every time you take a bath and make it a regular habit. Loofah alone is the cheapest and affordable home remedy for dark neck; this helps in removing dead skin and decreases dark spots if used daily.