Most people have dark skin on neck characterized with dark patches on skin especially in the neck region that occurs due to continued exposure to sun, pregnancy, hormonal imbalance, birth control pills, etc. that increase melanin production thereby leading to skin pigmentation. Dark skin on neck can be effectively alleviated with home remedies that reduce skin discoloration, scrub, cleanse and moisturize the skin. Here are some of the best home remedies for dark skin on neck.
Lemon has found immense use be it in lightening skin or hair primarily because of its excellent bleaching properties. The active ingredient in lemon is citric acid that accounts for lightening of the skin. Use of lemon also evens the tone of the skin. However, one should not expose to sun after applying lemon juice on neck, face or any part of body. Lemon juice can be directly applied to the dark skin on your neck or can be mixed with rose water. Rose water would reduce acidity of lemon juice thereby minimizing risks of burning sensation. You can also mix lemon juice with honey or turmeric and make a skin lightening paste.Mixing lemon juice with another the juice of another citric fruit such as tomato would increase its effectiveness.
Potato contains catecholase – an enzyme that lightens the dark skin on neck. The same enzyme is also helpful in getting rid of blemishes. Now that potatoes are readily available in every household, one can easily extract the juice of potato and apply it on neck to treat skin pigmentation. Potato also evens out your skin tone. You can take a slice of potato and rub it on the neck or chop it into tiny pieces, put it in a blender to extract the juice and mix it with some lemon juice to increase its efficiency.
3. Aloe Vera
It has excellent cleansing properties that help you get rid of dark spots and blemishes and is one of the best home remedies available for acne scars. Aloe vera evens out the tone of skin on your neck. Its antioxidant properties aid in repair of cells and renewal of new cells. This process helps you in getting rid of skin pigmentation. Just take an aloe vera leaf and extract its gel and rub it on the back of neck. Let the gel remain on your skin for few minutes and then wash off.
You might have noticed that walnut has emerged as a dominant ingredient in most cosmetic scrubs. This is because walnuts have excellent cleansing properties. Walnuts are also high on zinc that give due nourishment to the skin. Grind some walnuts in coarse form. Remember not to turn it into powder as the coarse grains of walnuts will help in exfoliating the skin naturally. This natural walnut scrub helps in dirt, impurities and dead skin cells from the neck. You can mix it with some milk and turn it into fine paste. Milk also acts as natural cleanser. Apply the walnut and milk paste on neck and rub it gently with fingertips. Leave the mixture on for 10 minutes and wash off.
One of the best natural cleansers out there is yogurt which contains lactic acid for lightening dark skin. Lactic acid in yogurt alleviates dry skin, moisturizes it, exfoliates it, and makes it smooth. Calcium in yogurt aids in skin regeneration and its antioxidant properties diminish the signs of aging from your skin. Besides, yogurt contains vitamin B12, B2 and B5 that hydrates the skin and keeps it glowing. You can apply yogurt directly on the back of your neck to get rid of skin discoloration or mix few drops of lemon juice to yogurt and apply it on neck. Leave the mixture on for half an hour. The bleaching properties of both ingredients will help you get rid of dark skin.
6. Almond Oil
Almond oil contains vitamin E that removes dark patches and lines from your neck by removing dead skin cells. Massaging the skin with almond oil would also improve blood circulation which in turn will add glow to your skin. You can apply almond oil directly on the neck and give it a gentle massage or add few drops of vitamin E (extracted from puncturing a vitamin E capsule) in it and preparing a gentle exfoliating mixture.
7. Baking Soda
Baking soda is highly effective in treating hyper pigmentation and healing dark skin caused by it on your neck. This is because baking soda has natural exfoliating properties. Baking soda also removes dead skin cells from the neck. You can mix baking soda with plain water and make a smooth paste. Apply this mixture on the back of your neck. Let it remain there for at least 20 minutes. Once the paste dries off, wash the skin with water.
Oranges are high on vitamin C and have great antioxidant properties that not only remove dark skin from neck but also prevent it altogether if you prefer to apply orange juice in affected are regularly. Oranges also have bleaching action that lighten the skin and removes dead skin cells. You can grate the peel of an orange and pour some fresh orange juice in it. Apply the mixture on your neck and let it remain for 15 minutes. Massage the neck for two minutes and wash off with cold water. Repeat this process on daily basis for best results.
The cooling effect of cucumber is extremely helpful in lightening and brightening your skin of neck. It is also a great natural exfoliant that effectively removes dead cells and helps you get rid of fine lines and dark patches. Grate a cucumber and lix some rose water to it. Apply the mixture on your neck and leave it on for half an hour. Gently massaging with fingertips will increase its efficiency.
Milk is an excellent natural cleanser and imparts natural glow to your skin. Besides, milk cream moisturizes the skin from deep within. Hence, milk is an excellent home remedy for dark skin on neck. You can apply fresh milk cream onto your neck, give it a gentle massage and wash off. Alternately, you can make a milk cream-yogurt mask for your neck by mixing 3 teaspoons of yogurt with some fresh milk cream. Apply this mixture on your neck and leave it for sometime. Wash off with water. You can also use a mild soap to wash off the mixture.
Chickpea clears out dryness and dullness of skin and hence is a good remedy for dark neck. Chickpea has excellent cleansing action that can get rid of all impurities such as dirt from the neck. It is also a natural scrubber that helps you get rid of dead skin cells from the neck region. You can mix chickpea with turmeric which again has excellent skin lightening properties. Mix the two ingredients using warm water and make a paste.. Apply the mixture on neck and let it stay for 45 minutes.
Oats are not only healthy for your heart but also for your skin. It has amazing exfoliating properties that remove dead skin cells from your neck. There’s a reason why more and more scrubs and exfoliating creams nowadays contain oats. Oats moisturizes the skin and removes all dark patches and blotches on your neck. It contains polysaccharides that help in fighting off dryness and flaky skin. In addition, beta-glucan in oats produce a film on your skin that helps in deep penetration of its nutrients for deep moisturizing. Avenanthramides in oatmeal along with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds work towards healing dry and itchy skin. You can prepare a DIY apple-oatmeal exfoliating mask for your skin on neck with simple ingredients. Chop and blend half an apple and mix it with 1 tablespoon of honey with two tablespoons of oats. Apply this mixture on your neck and rinse off with tepid water.
13. Rice Starch
Rice starch visibly reduces dark spots on back of neck and is one of the cheapest available method to get rid of dark neck out there. Boil some rice and strain it. Use the water to gently massage your neck. Leave it on for 10 minutes and wash it off.