Dark neck skin can be unsightly and embarrassing, but you don’t have to put up with it! There are numerous home remedies you can try at home that will work quickly and naturally to lighten your dark neck and make you feel good about how you look again. As dark neck skin is caused by both genetics and sun exposure, be sure to wear sunscreen every day, even in the winter months when it’s not sunny outside. Avoid sunlight as much as possible between 10 am and 3 pm, when the sun’s rays are most intense.
1) Lemon juice
Lemon juice is one of the most popular home remedies for dark neck. The citric acid in lemon juice helps to cleanse and exfoliate the skin, while the vitamin C brightens and smooths the skin. To use, simply mix fresh lemon juice with an equal amount of water and apply it to your neck with a cotton ball. Leave it on for 10-15 minutes, then rinse it off with warm water. Repeat this process once or twice a week for best results.
You can also add a few drops of lemon juice to your regular moisturizer or body lotion and apply it to your neck every day. If you’re interested in trying another citrus fruit as a remedy, orange peel contains lots of alpha hydroxy acids that will clean and smooth out the skin as well. Just rub half an orange peel over your neck before bedtime (make sure not to get any peel on clothing!) and see how much smoother it feels after just one night! You’ll need to do this nightly until you achieve the desired result.
2) Coconut oil
Coconut oil is a natural skin moisturizer that can help get rid of dark neck. It also has antibacterial and antifungal properties that can help keep your skin clean and free from infection. To use coconut oil, massage it into your neck for 10 minutes before washing it off with warm water. Repeat this process once or twice a day for best results. Also, try adding some ginger juice to the mixture. For a more therapeutic effect, add 2 teaspoons of tea tree oil.
3) Sandalwood paste
Sandalwood is a natural bleaching agent. It helps in lightening the skin tone and also reduces tanning. To prepare the paste, mix two tablespoons of sandalwood powder with rose water. Apply it on your neck and leave it on for 20 minutes before washing it off with cold water. Do this daily for best results. You can also combine sandalwood powder with honey and use it as a mask.
4) Turmeric powder
Turmeric powder is one of the most effective home remedies for dark neck. It helps to lighten the skin and also has antiseptic properties that can help to get rid of any infections. To use this remedy, mix together equal parts turmeric powder and water to form a paste. Apply this paste to your neck and leave it on for about 15 minutes before washing it off with warm water. Repeat this process daily for best results.
5) Gram flour + turmeric powder + lemon juice + honey + cucumber
Gram flour is rich in nutrients that can help lighten the skin tone. Turmeric powder has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties that can help soothe the skin. Lemon juice is a natural bleaching agent that can help fade dark spots. Honey is a natural humectant that can help hydrate the skin. Cucumber can help brighten the skin and reduce inflammation. Mix together gram flour, turmeric powder, lemon juice, honey, and cucumber in a bowl. Massage this mixture onto your neck area for 15 minutes before rinsing it off with water. Do this daily for three weeks or until you notice an improvement in your skin’s condition. You may also want to apply sunscreen on your neck if it’s exposed during the day.
6) Onion juice
Onion juice is one of the most effective home remedies for dark neck. It has bleaching properties that can help lighten the skin tone. Plus, it is rich in antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce irritation and inflammation. To use, simply cut an onion in half and rub it on the affected area. Leave it on for 10 minutes before rinsing it off with lukewarm water. Repeat this twice a day for best results. Take care not to scratch your skin as this will worsen the problem. However, if you do happen to scratch or irritate the skin while using onion juice, make sure you rinse it off right away. You can also massage olive oil into the area instead of onion juice.
7) Potato + lemon juice
Did you know that you can use potato and lemon juice to lighten your skin? This home remedy is simple and effective. Just grate one potato and squeeze the juice into a bowl. Add the juice of half a lemon to the potato juice and mix well. Apply this mixture to your dark neck using a cotton ball. Leave it on for 10-15 minutes before washing it off with lukewarm water. Repeat this process 2-3 times a week for best results.
8) Egg yolk + onion + tomato
Start by mixing together equal parts egg yolk, onion juice, and tomato puree. Apply this mixture to your neck and let it sit for about 30 minutes. Rinse it off with warm water and pat your skin dry. You can do this once or twice a week for best results. Be sure to use only raw eggs from healthy chickens that have not been vaccinated against salmonella (don’t eat the raw eggs!). Raw eggs should be handled very carefully so as not to contaminate them with bacteria such as E. coli or salmonella and should never be eaten without cooking first.