If your neck looks dark as compared to the face, that means you have given enough attention to the face but not to the neck. Start working in your neck to remove these dark patches and you will soon find the complexion of your neck matching with your face.
Since the dark patches are on the back of your neck, usually they are not visible in the mirror. What is out of sight can remain out of mind until someone reminds. You have perhaps been reminded by someone near and dear that your dark neck is embarrassing.
Having dark patches around your neck or discoloration of the neck is very common, and if you are concerned about it then you can easily get rid of these dark patches and creases around your neck at home.
What Causes Dark Patches on The Neck?
There are a number of reasons for darkness of the neck skin, but aging and overexposure to the sun are the two main causes of this hyper-pigmentation. These are the same causes that affect your facial skin also. Since you generally regularly take care of your facial skin and may avoid any special care of the neck skin, the contrast between the two skin areas becomes prominent over a period of time.
Other causes of dark neck and other skin area darkness are diabetes, sudden weight loss or gain, polycystic ovarian syndrome, genetics and poor hygiene.
Home Remedies to Remove Dark Patches on Your Neck
There are a number of natural home remedies to clear dark neck.
1. Lemon juice
Lemon juice with citric acid has mild bleaching properties. Apply lemon juice with a cotton ball on the back and sides of your neck.
Leave it for 30 minutes. Rinse it off with water
Do it every day for 30 days. If your skin is sensitive then lemon juice may give you a sting. If you can bear it then it is fine otherwise dilute the lemon juice in water and apply.
Within 2-3 weeks your skin tones from the dark neck area should match with the rest of the skin.
2. Almond and Milk
Almond and Milk combination is very effective in getting rid of the dark patches from skin around the neck and elsewhere in the body.
Almonds also nourishes the skin and milk provides required fairness.
Grind a handful of almonds in a grinder blender and keep it in a airtight bottle. Take one teaspoon of almond powder in a small bowl. Add a teaspoon of water and mix it well to make a thick paste.
Alloy the almond milk paste on the back of your neck and side if the neck where generally the skin gets darkened. Leave it for 20 minutes. Then rinse it well with water.
Do it every day to get your dark neck skin back to normal within 2-3 weeks. Continue the application every alternate day thereafter to maintain the skin in normal skin tones.
3. Walnut and Yogurt
Walnut and Yogurt scrub can very quickly help you to remove discoloration of your neck.
Walnut contains healthy minerals and vitamins to nourish the skin. Yogurt helps to remove bacteria and brightens the skin.
Mix two tablespoons of walnut ( remove the shell and then measure) with one tablespoon of Yogurt and grind it well in a mixer grinder to make a thick paste. Walnut sheds some oil when grounded. Walnut oil is nourishing to the skin.
Scrub your dark neck with this paste for 5 minutes. Leave it for 20 minutes, then rinse it off with water.
Use the scrub 2 times a week. Your dark neck skin should regain its normal color within 2-3 weeks.
You don't have to use the scrub thereafter regularly. Alloy any moisturize cream and follow the same routine you follow for your face.
Once the skin discoloration is gone from your dark neck and the neck skin tones match with the rest of the skin, then whatever care you take for your facial skin extend the same care to the neck skin.
You will never again get the same discoloration to make your neck dark.