Most of us suffer from acanthosisnigricans or dark neck, but many of us ignore it which is a big no-no, especially with the rising trend of short hair cuts that expose your neck, thereby spoiling your whole look. Dark neck is not just ugly to look at, but when you touch the dark neck you can feel the thickness and they are contained to the neck area only, especially at the back of the neck, which we rarely clean. There are many causes of dark neck like hereditary, poly-cystic ovary, poor hygiene, diabetes, obesity, excess exposure to the sun etc. Dark neck takes months to form and spread, thereby it takes time to reduce it.
There are many creams, bleaches and lotions that guarantee to remove darkness from your neck, but they rarely work. So, many people scrub the dark area of the neck harshly, leading to pain or even the skin to bleed sometimes. But a sure guaranteed way of removing darkness from your neck and even smoothening of the neck is the homemade bleach or remedy way. Homemade remedies are made of mostly products that are readily available in your home, or can be bought easily at any local store. These homemade remedies are quite inexpensive and easy to use, making the reduction of darkness from your neck easy and simple. These simple homemade remedies contain scrubs, cleansers, masks, gels, etc. that are easy to make. I assure you that using of these mostly natural ingredients will not only solve your issue, but will also have long term advantage and nourishment to your skin.
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So, here I am going to introduce you to simple home natural remedies that will reduce your neck’s darkness.
Lemon is a citric fruit that is rich in Vitamin B, carbohydrates, Vitamin C, phosphorous. It is also a natural bleaching agent, therefore it lightens your skin, exfoliates it, brightens it, lightens age spots etc. giving your beautiful and even toned skin. Rose water on the other hand is a great cleanser that removes dirt from the pores of the skin, reduces inflammation, soothes irritated skin and gets rid of skin issues like acne, eczema etc. For this simple homemade bleach you will need
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp rose water
- A cotton ball
Mix the rose water and lemon juice in a bowl, and then rub it thoroughly on the back of your neck with the help of a cotton ball so that it gets absorbed properly. Let this bleach remain for at least a few hours, before you wash it off with cool water. It is best to apply this bleach at night, before going to bed. Use this bleach daily, and within a month you will notice that the darkness of your neck has reduced quite a lot.
Lemon and Raw milk bleach
Lemon as we know is a natural bleaching agent, which cleans the dirt on the skin and lightens the skin tone when used regularly. Whereas raw milk contains Vitamin D, Vitamin B6, Vitamin A, Vitamin B12, lactic acid, calcium, magnesium, protein etc., therefore it reduces signs of ageing, soothes the skin, lightens the skin, makes it smooth and does much more. This treatment’s ingredients are
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- 2 tsp raw milk
- 1 tbsp honey (best if organic)
- 1 tsp Almond oil
Mix all the above ingredients in a bowl to form an easy liquid mixture. Rub this mixture all around the neck in gentle massaging motions, and let the mixture stay on for at least 20 minutes before you wash it off with lukewarm water. The use of almond oil is optional, but I highly recommend you to use the almond oil because this will soften and whiten your skin very well. Make sure to practice this treatment regularly and you will see visible reduction in the darkness of the neck.
Oats not only helps to reduce your weight, but it also exfoliates the skin and it treats acne, removes dryness of the skin, moisturizes the skin, is a natural cleanser, whitens the skin etc. Nowadays oats are available in many local stores, so I suggest that you always stock up oats in your home not just for your body’s health, but also for the health of your skin. The necessary ingredients for this simple mask are
- 2 tbsp oats (coarsely grounded)
- 2 tbsp tomato pulp (It is advised to include the skin of the tomato)
Mix both the ingredients thoroughly to form a coarse mixture, and rub this mixture on the neck with your hands in strong circular motions, that will remove the dirt and lighten the skin. After this, let the mask remain for at least 25 minutes, and then rub the dried mask on the neck with wet hands. After you have rubbed the mask, wash the rest with lukewarm water and then pat dry. Now apply a moisturizer on the neck. Make sure to repeat this mask at least 3 times a week for quick and effective results.
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Yogurt is a gentle exfoliator that contains lactic acid, probiotics, Vitamin D, calcium etc. and reduces discolouration, softens the skin, removes dead skins, moisturizes the skin and relives sunburn. Yogurts are easily available in any local store, so don’t fuss about making yogurt at home. Turmeric on the other hand is a natural antiseptic that treats many skin issues, and also helps in lightening the skin tone. The necessary ingredients for this mask are
- 2 tsp Yogurt
- 1 tsp turmeric
- A cotton ball (optional)
Mix the yogurt and turmeric in a bowl to form a semi thick paste. Rub this paste on the neck with the help of a cotton ball. Let this mask stay on for at least 20 minutes, before you wash it off with lukewarm water. Repeat this mask daily, and within just a few weeks you will see visible reduction of the darkness on your neck.
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Papaya and strawberry mask
Use of fruits for skin lightening is very advantageous, as it works fast and doesn’t have any side-effects, unless you’re allergic to the fruit. Papaya contains Papain, alpha hydroxy acids, Vitamin C, Vitamin A, etc. that are very beneficial to the skin as it tightens the skin, whitens it, softens the skin, delays ageing, and treats acne. Strawberry contains folic acid and Vitamin C that helps to treat acne, delay ageing, lightens the skin and reduces oiliness of the skin. The necessary ingredients of this mask are
- A medium piece of papaya
- 2 strawberries
Mash the papaya and the strawberries, and then mix both of them in a bowl. Rub this mask thoroughly on the neck and massage for a few minutes till the mask penetrates the skin, and let the mask stay on for 10-15 minutes before you wash it off with cool water. Make sure to repeat this mask weekly once for astonishing results.
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Baking Soda mask
Baking Soda is a product that is easily available in any local or is mostly always present in your home, especially if you love pakoras like I do. Baking soda comes with many advantages for our skin also like it maintain the skin’s pH balance, exfoliates the skin, whitens the skin and softens the skin. For making a mask with baking soda you will need
- 1 tbsp baking soda
- 1 tbsp water
Mix both the ingredients to form a coarse paste, and rub this paste on the neck quite like a massage. Let this mask stay on for at least 15 minutes, before you wash it off with water. Make sure that the baking soda does not dry too much. Repeat this remedy on regular intervals to see visible difference in the colour of your neck.
Natural Oil massage
Almond oil is a bit expensive, but it is very beneficial for the skin as it whitens the skin, makes it softer, glowing and youthful. Whereas Vitamin E oil is also very useful for the skin as it moisturizes the skin, delays aging, whitens the skin and gives the skin a unique glow. For making this simple pack oil you will need
- 1 tsp almond oil
- 1 tsp Vitamin E oil
The above treatments and remedies will surely help you to reduce the darkness from your neck. But you should take proper care of your neck and should regularly wash the neck, thoroughly scrub it and apply a moisturizer to avoid dark neck from developing again. Hope these simple remedies help you gain the sexy neck you desire for.