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Dull skin on the neck can be caused by many reasons, such as excessive sun exposure, eczema, chronic diseases, and poor hygiene. You can use some methods at home to lighten the dark spots on the neck, such as regular exfoliation of the neck, and various local treatments to lighten the pigmentation, such as lemon juice, baking soda, yogurt, and walnuts can be used to whiten the neck.

1: Take Commercial or Medical Products

1. Moisturize the skin with cocoa butter. Cocoa butter is a good daily moisturizer and is also suitable for sensitive skin. Apply cocoa butter to the dark area on your neck twice a day until you see the effect. 

  • Use cocoa butter regularly to prevent your neck from turning black again.
  • Cocoa butter is very suitable for people with dry hair and skin. People with oily skin using cocoa butter may cause breakouts or oily hair.

2. Try whitening products. There are many professional products designed to whiten the skin permanently. These products can be purchased from beauty supply stores, online stores, or on doctor’s recommendation. 

  • You can use Melarase AM or PM products to whiten the skin.
  • Use it twice a day or as directed by your doctor.

3. Treat eczema. Dark spots on the neck may be a symptom of eczema. If you have eczema, get treatment as prescribed by your doctor. Usually, you need to apply topical ointment regularly or during the onset of eczema.

  • If your eczema symptoms worsen, consult a doctor to choose the next treatment method.

4. Prevent or treat diabetes and obesity. Darkening of the neck is usually a side effect of diabetes and obesity. To prevent the neck from turning black, or to prevent the neck from turning black, you need to control your weight through diet and exercise. A healthy lifestyle can also help control diabetes.

  • If you have diabetes, consult your doctor immediately and start treatment. Treating diabetes can help improve neck discoloration.

2: Try Home Remedies

1. Protect the hair and prevent it from becoming lighter due to treatment. When you use any home remedies to whiten your neck, you need to make sure that the medicine does not stick to your hair, otherwise, your hair will become lighter. These treatments can also dry out the hair. So before using home remedies, make sure that there is no loose hair on your neck.

2. Make a mixture of honey and lemon. Mix 3 tablespoons of honey and 2 teaspoons of lemon juice. Both honey and lemon juice have whitening effects. Apply the mixture to the dull areas of the neck, wait 15 minutes, and then rinse off.

  • You can also add tomato puree to the honey and apply it to the dark pigmented areas of the neck.

3. Use baking soda to make the batter. Mix a few tablespoons of baking soda with a little water until it becomes a paste. Apply the baking soda batter to the dull part of the neck, wait about 15 minutes, and then wash it off with water.

  • As long as the skin does not become too sensitive, you can repeat it several times a week.
  • It has a good exfoliating effect when washed off from the neck.

4. Use vitamin E oil and almond oil. Heat a few teaspoons of almond oil in a microwave oven at low temperatures for no more than 30 seconds. Mix in the same amount of vitamin E oil, dip it with your fingers and massage it on your neck. After the massage is completed, wait for 10-15 minutes, then rinse off with warm water.

  • This method is gentle on the skin and very safe. You can repeat this step every day.

5. Use orange peel and whole milk to make a batter. Leave the orange peels in the sun for several hours until they are completely dry. Grind the dried orange peel into a powder, and add a small amount of whole milk to the powder until the mixture becomes a paste. Apply the batter to the dull areas of the neck and let it dry on the skin. Wait 10-15 minutes, then rinse off. 

  • Orange peel contains a lot of vitamin C, which has the effect of whitening the skin.
  • If you have a food dehydrator, you can use it to dry orange peel. The effect is better than the sun, because the sun may make the orange peel too dry and difficult to grind.

6. Coat the neck with cucumber. Sliced ​​cucumber can exfoliate the skin. Just cut a slice of cucumber, and then use the side of the cucumber slice to gently rub the infected area on the neck.

  • You can also apply cucumber juice or grated cucumber to your neck and wait for it to set.
  • If you want a stronger whitening effect, you can add a few drops of lemon juice when rubbing the skin with cucumber. After rubbing, wait 10-15 minutes, and then rinse off the remaining lemon juice with water.

7. Use a mixture of sugar and lemon. Mix a few tablespoons of sugar and lemon juice until it becomes a paste. Apply the batter to the dull areas of the neck and massage gently. Wait 15 minutes, then wash off with clean water. 

  • As long as the skin does not become too sensitive, you can repeat it several times a week.

8. Mix lemon and salt. Sprinkle some salt on the surface of the lemon slices and rub the lemon on your neck. Continue to massage for a few minutes, and then let the lemon and salt residue remain on your neck for at least 15 minutes.

  • Wash it off. If you want the best results, you can repeat it several times a week.
  • You can also use a mixture of lemon juice and salt to whiten and exfoliate.

9. Use a mixture of yogurt and walnuts. Grind a tablespoon of walnuts into powder. Mix the ground walnuts with a few tablespoons of plain yogurt. Apply the mixture to the dark spots on the neck and massage gently. Wait 15 minutes, then rinse with water.

  • Yogurt is a good skin cleanser, and the lactic acid contained in it is a very effective whitening agent. Walnut contains a variety of nutrients and minerals, which can help clean the skin and keep it moisturized.

3: Maintain Good Hygiene and Sun Protection

1. Use antibacterial soap for bathing regularly. Since a black neck is usually caused by poor hygiene, it is important to take a bath regularly, especially when you start to experience symptoms. Use antibacterial soap on all parts of the body (including the neck), and then use water to thoroughly clean the remaining soap on the body.

  • Gently rub the soap all over the body, too much force may make the symptoms worse.
  • If you can’t take a bath, consider wiping your neck and other parts of your body with baby wipes to keep it clean.
  • In general, take a shower every few days as much as possible.

2. Apply sunscreen every time before going out. Dark necks can also be caused by excessive exposure to the sun. Make sure you apply sunscreen every time you go out for a long time. Use sunscreen with an SPF value of 35 or higher, and apply it to all exposed skin, especially the neck.

  • Reapply sunscreen every hour or so. If you want to put it in the water, you need to apply it more frequently.

3. Don’t let your neck come into contact with sunlight. Choose appropriate clothes and avoid exposing your neck to the sun as much as possible. If you need to stay outdoors for a longer period of time, try to wear a collared shirt, scarf, or hat with a wide brim.

  • You can also wear a silk scarf around your neck or bring an umbrella or parasol with you to prevent sunburn.