Magic Miracles for Dark Neck

3 Amazing Home Remedies For Dark, Black Neck

It’s time to trade your small bathroom mirror for a taller one. Why? Because that’s when you will start to notice the difference in colour between your face and neck.


More often than not, we tend to pay a lot of attention only to the face area by regular visits to the salon or by following regular hygiene at home. We ignore the area below that face and that’s where all the problems begin. Believe it or not, people not just look at your face or eyes but the entire portion around the head. So wouldn’t it be a shame to sport a fair face but a dark neck?

Ask yourself how many times you moisturize your neck and face together? Better still, how many times do you rinse both areas with water? If your answer ranges from few times to never, it’s time to do something about it.

The medical term for dark neck is Acanthosis Nigricans and is common in patients suffering from diabetes, obesity, hormonal imbalance, eczema or polycystic ovary syndrome. Poor hygiene, ageing and too much exposure to the sun are other known causes. The result is hyperpigmentation in the folds and creases of the neck.

You’ll be surprised, but there are plenty of home remedies for dark neck.

Our Top 3 Home Remedies For Dark Neck

#1 Cucumber Polish
There are many properties that make cucumber a great home cure for black neck. Cucumber is a great exfoliator, it removes dead skin, acts as a cleansing agent and also helps treat irritated skin cells. Simply apply grated cucumber or cucumber juice to the affected black neck area and let it rest for 20 minutes before rinsing off with cold water. Alternately, mix equal quantities of lemon juice and cucumber and polish your neck with this mixture. Leave for 10 minutes and then rinse off.

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#2 Lemon Mask
Lemon is a natural bleaching agent and works like magic for dark neck. Apply it gently over the neck with a cotton ball and leave for 20 minutes before rinsing with warm water. Don’t expose yourself to the sun soon after this treatment. In case you have sensitive skin, dilute the lemon juice with water before applying. Here’s another recipe - mix equal parts of lemon juice and rose water, apply to the neck and go to bed. Do this daily for at least 30 days to notice visible results.

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#3 Oats Scrub
Weight loss is not the only benefit of oatmeal. It is also one of the best dark neck remedies you can treat from home. It makes great natural scrubs and is also an excellent dark neck remedy that removes dead cells and helps in lightening the skin tone.

  • Combine 1 tsp of oats powder with just enough quantity of honey and milk to form a smooth paste. Dab this mixture to your neck and leave for 20 to 30 minutes before rinsing with lukewarm water. Repeat this at least 2 times per week.
  • Alternately, mix 2 tbsp. each of coarsely ground oats and tomato puree to form a thick paste. Cover your neck with this paste and let it rest for 30 minutes. Then apply some water to the area and scrub gently in circular motions. After this, wash with water and apply lotion. Follow this routine minimum 2 times per week. 

If you care about your face, you should also care for your neck. It doesn’t take too much trouble, as you can see. On days when you are in a rush, you could use Olay White Radiance Brightening Intensive Cream.

Find more useful daily skin care tips here. 

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