Dark neck causes and remedies
Dark neck or neck pigmentation is a sign many of underlying conditions. Sometimes the extreme uneven skin tone on the neck may be an alarming factor for many, but this condition is not contagious or considered a disease.
But, as discusses, there might be multiple reasons for dark neck or hyperpigmentation on the neck.
Few reasons for dark neck:
- Acanthosis nigricans – It is a condition in which skin turns dark and thick, which almost feels like velvet.
- Dermatitis Neglecta – This is often caused due to insufficient cleaning and other matter formed due to lack of hygiene.
- Hyperpigmentation – Usage of medicinal drugs and health conditions like hypothyroidism, diabetes, obesity, hormonal imbalance, etc.
Different ways to treat Dark neck:
- Exfoliation or Microdermabrasion(exfoliation treatment)
- Medicinal prescriptions including AHA, salicylic acid and Retin-A, etc., along with ointments prescribed by dermatologists.
- Laser treatments
- Chemical peels
Simple Home remedies:
Homemade Ubtan pack:
Take 2spoons of besan, a pinch of turmeric, yoghurt, and lemon juice. Make a fine paste with these ingredients and apply it as a pack on the neck. Let it dry and wash with lukewarm water for better results.
Take a small cup of oats powder and add some tomato juice along with rose water. Apply this fine paste all over the neck and let it dry. Once dried, scrub the neck with wet fingertips and rinse it off with cold water.
Extract juice from raw potato and apply the juice nicely all over the neck. Let it dry for 15-20mins and wash it off with water.
Baking soda and water:
Make a fine paste with good consistency from water and baking soda. Apply it and scrub it slow after it is dried. Wash it off later with cold water and moisturize the skin.
Dilute Apple cider vinegar with water and apply it on the neck with a cotton ball. Let it dry for 10min and wash it off.
Aloe vera gel:
Extract the gel from an aloe leaf and gently massage the gel on the neck for some time. Let it dry and rinse it well.
**Note: People with sensitive skin, acne issues, or skin concerns are suggested to consult a dermatologist. And patch test is recommended while trying any remedies or products.