Glowing skin, face hands and feet and a dark and tanned neck is so not in combination. Face pampering is so common at saloons and even at home but we don’t take enough care of our neck and while skincare treatments neck is neglected so the neck part becomes dark, tanned, and pigmented.
We mostly kind of tend to ignore our neck while cleansing our face and with time dirt, grime and other pollutants from surrounding accumulate on the neck and make it look like a bit dark tan and blemish, this can also be because of poor moisturization.
Along with skincare taking care of your neck is also a goal, here in this article you will get to know about different remedies but before taking any remedy to make sure you get to know the basic cause of your dark neck so you can pamper and cure it properly.
What Causes A Dark Neck?
• The foremost and main reason for a dark neck is poor hygiene.
• Exposure to the sunlight for long periods
• Environmental pollutants like dust and grime
• Chemicals in cosmetics or skincare products and when you withdraw skin starts collapsing
• Obesity and/or diabetes can darken your skin
• Fungal infections on the neck (Tinea versicolor)
Remedies To getting Rid Of A Dark Neck
1. Aloe Vera Gel
2. Apple Cider Vinegar
3. Almond Oil
4. Baking Soda
5. Olive Oil And Lemon Juice
6. Potato Juice
7. Oatmeal Scrub
9. Vitamin E Oil
12. Shea Butter
1. Aloe Vera Gel For Dark Neck
Aloe vera has Aloesin, it helps to lighten the skin by inhibiting the activity of the certain enzymes that causes pigmentation on the skin and make it appear darker. Aloe vera also keeps the skin hydrated and nourished because it contains essential fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals necessary for skin and body.
Take an aloe vera leaf and cut open it to extract the gel out of it then scrub your neck with the extracted gel and let it sit there for 10-15 minutes and then rinse off, repeat this every day for visible results
2. Apple Cider Vinegar For Dark Neck
Apple cider vinegar gives your skin a natural glow and balances out the abnormal PH level of your skin. It exfoliates and immediately removes the accumulated dark skin cells that make your skin look dark and dull. Apple cider vinegar exfoliates because of malic acid found in it.
• 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
• 4 tablespoons water
• Cotton ball
Mix apple cider vinegar and water together to make a dilute solution so it doesn’t hurt apply this dilute solution to your neck with a cotton ball, leave it on for 10 minutes and rinse off with water, repeat this every alternate day.
But never forget to apply a rich moisturizer to your skin as acidic properties of apple cider vinegar can slightly dehydrate your affected area.
3. Almond Oil For Dark Neck
Vitamin E is present in rich amounts in almond oil, vitamin E smoothens and regenerates the skin, it also has a mild bleaching property along with sclerosant properties that help in improving the complexion of skin
Almond oil is rich in vitamins Especially, which smoothens and regenerates the skin. It is also a mild bleaching agent with its sclerosant properties that help in improving the complexion and skin tone (5).
Take a few drops of sweet almond oil, wash your neck with soap water and clean dry it then massages your almond oil to your neck but if you have tea tree oil or coconut oil then mix it in the carrier oil for better results keep massaging your neck with oil for 10-15 minutes then rinse off your neck with lukewarm water and use a towel or cotton ball to wipe off the oil, use this remedy daily for best results.
4. Baking Soda For Dark Neck
Baking soda is commonly known to promote your circulation and nourishment to the skin from within this pack will help you to remove your dead skin layer and dull cells of your skin
• 2-3 tablespoons baking soda
Take baking soda and add enough amount of water in it so it forms a smooth paste apply this paste to your neck and blemish parts of your skin leaving it to dry, once dried scrub it off using your fingers and then rinse the area with clean water then pat dry and moisturize repeat daily for a week and so on, you will start noticing results.
5. Olive Oil And Lemon Juice For Dark Neck
Lemon is a natural bleaching agent because it naturally has bleaching properties it shrinks pores and improves darkened skin complexion. Olive oil hydrates and merely conditions your skin and leaves it making really soft.
• Lemon juice
• Olive oil
Mix equal amounts of lemon juice and olive oil together as needed to apply this serum before sleeping and leave it on overnight, use it regularly for a month to see visible and prominent skin lightening results.
6. Potato Juice For Dark Neck
Potatoes naturally have bleaching properties that lighten and brighten your skin anywhere you apply them, potato remedy very soon starts to help out dark patches
• 1 small potato
Grate the chosen potato and extract juice out of it apply it to your neck and leave it to dry for 10-15 minutes and then rinse with lukewarm water then pat dry, repeat this twice every day.
7. Oatmeal Scrub For Dark Neck
Oats naturally cleanse and moisturize your skin and also help to take away the dryness and darkness of your skin, it is really essential for your skin to be cleansed and exfoliated oats can be a natural scrub and exfoliant along with a moisturizer without any harm.
• 1/4 cup oats
• 1 tablespoon tomato juice
• Rosewater or olive oil
Grind the oats well until you get a soft and smooth powder add tomato juice and rosewater to make a thick paste-like consistency then apply this mixture evenly to your neck and other dark areas and let it sit for half an hour then wet your fingers and, use your fingertips to scrub your neck gently wash with cold water and gently pat dry, follow this routine twice or thrice a week to get results faster,
But, do not grind oats to such a fine powder so that all scrub properties are lost.
8. Ubtan For Dark Neck
This ubtan can be used regularly to get rid of dark neck and to reduce skin pigmentation the flour used in this remedy absorbs impurities from your skin and exfoliates gently and tightens your pores
• 2 tablespoons of baisan san (chickpea flour)
• A pinch of turmeric
• 1/2 teaspoon of lemon juice
• Rose water or plain yogurt
Mix all the ingredients and make a paste of medium thickness. Apply the paste to your neck evenly and leave it to dry for 15 minutes then wash it off with lukewarm water apply this twice a week for best results.
9. Vitamin E Oil For Dark Neck
Vitamin E exerts the depigmenting effect on skin and keeps your skin hydrated it also inhibits the activity of the enzyme tyrosinase which darkens the skin.
Take 3-4 vitamin E capsules, and pierce the oil out into a bowl then apply and massage this oil for a few minutes on your necklet it stay overnight, repeats this every day before going to bed.
10. Yogurt For Dark Neck
Yogurt naturally contains enzymes that work along with the acidic properties of lemon juice to lighten the dark skin. It also contains healthy fats that help in the nourishment of the skin and make it smooth and healthy inside out.
• 1-2 tablespoons yogurt
• 1 teaspoon lemon juice
Mix yogurt and lemon juice and apply it to your neck leave it on for 20-25 minutes then rinse with water repeat this every day (one time a day) for best results.
11. Turmeric For Dark Neck
Turmeric naturally has to heal properties to repair damaged and wounded skin from beneath and outside it also brightens the skin tone.
• 1-2 tablespoons of plain yogurt
• 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric powder
Mix yogurt and turmeric powder together to form a paste then apply this paste to your neck and let it sit for 15-20 minutes, after this wash off with lukewarm water, repeat every day for best results.
12. Shea Butter For Dark Neck
Shea butter and cocoa butter naturally have high fatty acids that are helpful for healthy skin and make it supple, these butter also lighten your skin tone and even out the dark patches and pigmentation because they contain vitamin E and vitamin A that help in depigmentation of the skin.
Take some Shea butter or cocoa butter and apply on your cleansed neck massage it there for 3-4 minutes do not rinse off, leave it overnight. Do this every day before going to sleep.
Tips To Follow
• Make sure you wash your neck every time you wash your face with some washing agent
• Apply moisturizer and sunscreen to your neck as well, keep it hydrated moisturized and hygienic
• massage your neck once in a month for better blood circulation and glow you can use almond oil or any essential oil, make sure you warm up your oil before massaging
• do not wear street-bought chains or ornaments made of allergic metals and local material, this can cause skin darkening and skin damage