Rarely do you see women with very dark underarms and necks. The reasons for this range from acute skin discolouration, skin allergies and an overactive thyroid. A malfunctioning thyroid can give rise to patchy and pigmented skin on the surface of the neck.
Dark neck is also very common during pregnancy when women suffer from a skin condition called as melasma. The discolouration can cause the woman to become self-conscious and she may shy away from wearing deep necks and sleeveless tops and blouses.
A black neck can be treated effectively in its earlier stages. Here are three useful tips for a black neck.
Some simple homemade bleaching remedies can effectively help to minimize a black neck. Mix some lemon juice in a teaspoon of gram flour and rub this paste on your neck and face evenly. Leave it on for 15 minutes and wash it off with cold water. The lemon juice acts like a bleaching agent and helps to reduce pigmentation.
Vinegar especially apple cider vinegar helps to combat skin discolouration. Mix apple cider vinegar with coarse oatmeal and scrub your neck area gently with this mixture. This will help to reduce the dark patches on the neck. Yoghurt is another good option for bleaching.
Apply some thick and cold yoghurt on your neck region and wash off after some time. The yoghurt has a cooling affect and also reduces irritation.
The use of neck packs can help to reduce black surface areas of the neck and give you a beautiful and glowing skin. These packs also help to prevent the damage seen on the neck by aging. Here are some neck packs that you can use to reduce a black neck.
Make a paste of water and fuller’s earth also called as multani mitti. Mix a teaspoon of rose water to this solution and apply this pack on your face. Wash off after 15 minutes. It will make your neck skin fair and smooth.
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Make a skin pack of fenugreek seeds, besan and curd. Apply this pack on your face and neck and wash it off after some time.
Vitamin E is excellent for all skin related ailments and problems. Take a capsule of Vitamin E if you are suffering from a black neck. The doctor may prescribe these especially if you are suffering from a thyroid problem or a contact allergy.
The Vitamin E will prevent your skin from reacting. You can also get a rich source of vitamin E by consuming a diet that is rich in almonds. Alternately, apply a paste of crushed almonds and milk on your neck for soft, smooth and supple skin.
Some women directly apply the capsule of Vitamin E on their skin. Break open the capsule and empty out its contents in a bowl. Add some water and apply this paste on your neck region. The paste may smell foul but you can wash it off after some time. Do not forget to moisturize your neck area.
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