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Your Complete Guide On How To Treat Hyperpigmentation On Your Neck

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Ever look at yourself in the mirror, only to find your face not matching your neck? You aren’t the only one. A dark neck is a phenomenon that a lot of people face –– this could be due to discolouration or improper cleaning, however it isn’t one that cannot be fixed. The skin on your neck is probably one of the most ignored or neglected parts of your body. Whether it’s due to overexposure to UV rays, a fluctuation of hormones, or other skin related issues, getting rid of a dark neck is a lot of people’s concern. And if not cared for, this condition can thicken the skin. Scroll down to see ways in which you can get your neck to match your face and make sure the discolouration around your neck is kept at bay.

 

How To Clean Your Neck

 

First things first, before you go ahead with trying to get rid of a dark neck, make sure you cleanse your skin with skin care products thoroughly in that area. Dirt build-up on your neck can cause it to look way darker than your face. This may seem like discolouration, however it might only be a layer of dirt bringing your skin down. 

 

Step 1 - Cleanser

 

Start by cleansing your neck with a gentle cleanser –– you can either do this while you wash your face, or when having a shower. 

 

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Step 2 - Exfoliate

Next, make sure you exfoliate at least once or twice a week to slough away any dead skin cells. You can opt for a face scrub or a chemical exfoliator when doing so. Another option is to use a face cleansing brush on your neck to remove any stubborn dirt spots.

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Step 3 - Moisturise

Finish off your routine with a nourishing moisturiser. Make sure you massage it in an upwards direction.

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Step 4 - Sunscreen

Always top up with sunscreen –– don’t let the UV rays dull your neck down. Whenever you apply sunscreen on your face, make sure to extend it to your neck and chest too.

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Home Remedies For Dark Neck

Yogurt, Turmeric, Lemon, And Gram Flour Face Pack

Home remedy for dark neck

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This mask is rich in lactic acid, vitamin C, and acts like a natural exfoliator that helps reduce hyperpigmentation on the skin. It’s great to get rid of a dark neck. 

Step 1 - Mix the ½ cup yogurt, ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder, 2-3 drops of lemon juice, and 2 tablespoon gram flour together into a consistent paste. Apply it on your skin and let it dry for 30 minutes.

Step 2 - Before rinsing it off, wet your face and palms a little and massage it into your skin. Wash off with lukewarm water and pat dry. Follow up with a face serum and moisturiser.

Aloe Vera Gel

Aloe vera gel for dark neck

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Aloe vera gel is rich in aloin which holds amazing depigmentation properties. This works really well when you’re trying to get rid of a dark neck.

Step 1 - Apply aloe vera gel on your neck every night before heading to bed. Rinse off in the morning.

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Potatoes

Potatoes for dark neck

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Due to its catecholase enzyme content, potatoes can help treat dark spots and hyperpigmentation, which makes it a great home remedy to get rid of a dark neck.

Step 1 - Peel a potato and grate it. Squeeze the juice out of it and pour it in a bowl.

Step 2 - Use a cotton ball to apply it on your neck or the dark patches of your skin. Let it dry for 10 minutes and wash it off with lukewarm water.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar for dark neck

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Apple cider vinegar is rich in acetic acid which can help lighten dark spots and pigmentation on the skin. This works well when you need to get rid of a dark neck.

Step 1 - Add a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar to a teaspoon of water, and mix. Spray it on the area and massage it in with your fingertips. Let it sit for 3 minutes –– rinse it off. Do this twice a day.

Milk

Milk for dark neck

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Milk is rich in lactic acid, which makes it an amazing home remedy to get rid of a dark neck.

Step 1 - Soak a cotton ball in some milk. Apply it on your neck and let it dry for 20 to 30 minutes. Wash it off with warm water. Do this as part of your AM and PM routine.


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Looking to get rid of a dark neck? Let proper skincare routine and these home remedies help take care of that hyperpigmentation and make sure your face and neck matches.