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How to Get Rid of Dark Neck with Baking Soda and Lemon Juice

Are you facing embarrassing situations due to your dark neck or Black neck, and apparently, you are tired of facing irritating questions on personal hygiene? Yes, this situation worsens when everyone begins to give you their personal opinion on getting rid of the dark neck, and you have to pay heed to unnecessary advice.

But honestly, the dark neck imposed a negative impression on our looks and appearance.

So before we try any chemical-based medicine, let us try some age-old ancient Ayurvedic ingredients that are readily available at home.

Undoubtedly these home remedies can remove the dark patches without much effort and at a low cost.

In This Article

  1. Causes of Dark Neck
  2. How to Get Rid of Dark Neck with Baking Soda

Causes of Dark Neck

When the neckline’s skin color appears darker compared to the surrounding skin, we call it a dark neck problem.

Lack of proper cleaning is the most common reason we develop a dark neck problem. It is not a visible part, so we tend to ignore it while cleaning other body parts.

So, due to improper care, dirt and oil accumulated there and damaged the skin texture. So let us look at the factors that may cause a dark neckline.

  • Due to overexposure to Sun.
  • As a side effect of any chronic disease.
  • Effects of certain medications for a long time.
  • Hormonal dysfunction.
  • Overweight.
  • Diabetes.

How to Get Rid of Dark Neck with Baking Soda

To maintain a smart and stylish appearance, steps to remove pigmentation on the neckline are essential.

It is not only the face that needs attention and proper care, but each part of the body needs cleaning so that we do not feel awkward.

Here we discuss baking soda for dark neck and other home remedies that are very easy to use.

1. Using Baking Soda and water

There are many ways to get rid of dark neck with baking soda, but the most popular and effective one is using it as a facial scrub.

Just mix 1/2 cup of baking soda with enough water to make a thick paste and apply it to your neck using circular, up-and-down, or side-to-side motions for about five minutes.

Rinse off with warm water and pat dry. Repeat twice a week for best results.

2. Baking soda and Lemon juice

One easy way to get rid of dark neck with baking soda and lemon juice is as follows:

  • Mix 1 tbsp baking soda with 2 tbsp water in a bowl.
  • Squeeze the juice of 1 lemon into the bowl and stir until the baking soda is dissolved.
  • Apply the mixture to the dark neck using a cotton ball. Leave it on for 10 minutes, then rinse off with cold water.

3. Baking Soda and Aloe vera

Aloe Vera is an herb with lots of skin and health benefits that include dark neck treatment. Baking soda is also a perfect skin brightening component, and it balances the ph level of the skin surface. But it is always good to use baking soda with an oil-like substance so it cannot dry the skin surface.

How to use

  • Take some aloe Vera leaf and cut it to get fresh aloe Vera gel.
  • Collect the jelly-like white substance in a bowl and stir it well with a spoon to form a thick paste.
  • Add just one and a half pinch of baking soda into it and mix well.
  • Cover the dark neck area with the paste and leave it for 20 minute
  • Rinse off the area and apply some moisturizer.

How to Get Rid of Dark Neck with Other Remedies

1. Potato Juice

Apart from being a staple foodstuff, potato is a natural cleanser that helps to remove dark spots and blemishes from the neck area.

How to use Potato juice for Dark Neck

• Take a medium-size potato.

• Peel it and smash it in a grinder to extract the juice from the paste.

• Stain the juice in a bowl.

• Get a cotton ball dip into the juice and apply on the dark neck

• Let it dry and wash after 30 mins of applying to get the best results.

• Potato juice contains a catecholase enzyme which acts as a natural bleacher.

So it is pretty sure that it will help lighten the dark neck.

2. Almond Oil

Almond oil works as a skin rejuvenator as it contains Vitamin E. It also has bleaching properties to some extent. So the application on the dark neck area; helps remove the dark spot by improving the skin tone a lot.

How to use Almond Oil for dark neck

• Wash the neck area first with mild soap and pat it dry.

• Take four to five drops of almond oil in a bowl. Use your fingertips to massage it into the area in a circular motion.

• Carry on the process for 15 to 20 minutes regularly.

• After massaging, wash off with warm water.

3. Orange Peel

Excellent home remedies to treat dark neck problems. Orange peel contains vitamin E and lots of antioxidants that help to brighten the skin tone. So we can preserve the orange peel to use for the whole year by drying it in the open sun.

How to Use Orange Peel for Dark Neck

• Take a handful of dried orange peel and grind it into a dry powder.

• Add two tablespoonfuls of milk and one teaspoonful of honey into it.

• Blend all the substances to make a smooth paste and apply it to the pre-washed dark neck area. Cover the area with the paste and allow it to dry.

• After 30 minutes, wash off with lukewarm water.

• Repeat it at least thrice a week to get the best result.

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4. Yogurt and Turmeric Paste

Yogurt is one of the ready-to-use ingredients that can fix many skin-related problems. Turmeric is also a medicinal herb with lots of benefits for our health and skin.

When we mix these two ingredients, the lactic acid of yogurt and the antibacterial properties of turmeric work together to lighten the tough dark patches. The natural ingredients in yogurt also work as a natural cleanser.

How to Use Yogurt and Turmeric Paste for Dark Neck

  • Take three tablespoons of Yoghurt. Add one teaspoonful of turmeric powder into it. Mix it well to form a thick paste. You can use raw turmeric for a better result.
  • Apply the cream-like paste on the dark and tanned areas of the neck. Allow it to dry.
  • Stay with it for 30 minutes, and then rinse off with warm water. Repeat the process daily to get the desired result.

5. Vitamin E Oil

Vitamin–E oil is skin-friendly oil that nourishes our skin and prevents blemishes from getting permanent. Besides this, it repairs damaged tissues and improves skin tone.

How to Use Vitamin E Oil for Dark Neck

  • Buy Vitamin E capsules from medical shops.
  • Cut one capsule open to use at a time.
  • Collect the white Vitamin E oil and, with fingertips, massage it well on the neck area.
  • Allow it to stay overnight.
  • Do this daily.

6. Lemon Juice with Honey

Lemon juice is responsible for brightening the skin, and it is a natural bleacher. Honey is a natural antiseptic, and it has lots of skin benefits, including skin lightening and skin smoothening.

Honey contains antioxidants that help to prevent further skin damage and make it glow.

How to Use Lemon Juice with honey for Dark Neck

• To use on the dark neck, you have to mix two tablespoonfuls of honey with one teaspoonful of lemon juice.

• For a quick result, add one teaspoonful of milk powder and two or three drops of coconut oil. With a spoon, stir it well to form a smooth paste.

• Apply with a spatula on the pre-washed dark neck area. Cover the area completely. Leave it for 30 to 40 minutes.

• Then wash it off with lukewarm water.

• You can feel the moisturizing effects immediately. Do it daily for a quick improvement.

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7. Rice Flour, Coffee, and Olive oil

The use of Rice flour for enhancing beauty is century old. Rice flour exfoliates skin naturally and is used as a scrubber.

So it can remove dry or dead cells quickly. Apart from this, it has oil-absorbing properties, and it soothes sunburn dark skin.

Olive oil also contains antioxidants, and it penetrates the skin to hydrates skin texture. Coffee contains antioxidants that remove sun tan and dead cells.

How to Use

  • Take a glass bowl with three tablespoons full of rice flour.
  • Add three to four drops of olive oil and two drops of lemon juice.
  • Add one teaspoon of cocoa powder and make a smooth paste.
  • Apply with the help of a spatula or makeup brush covering the total affected area. Allow the paste to become dry and after 30 to 40 minutes.
  • Wash the area with warm water.
  • After a few uses, the mixture will blur the dark spots by cleaning the dirt and dead skins naturally.

8. Tomato

Tomato is the most common vegetable in all kitchens, and it has lots of uses for skin problems like sunburn, erasing pigmentations, etc.

It contains lycopene, phytonutrients, and many antioxidants that inhibit free radicals and improve skin condition. Gram flour is also a perfect scrubber.

How to Use Tomato for Dark neck

• Take one medium size tomato and cut it into pieces.

• Make a smooth paste with a grinder.

• Add three teaspoons of gram flour into it and mix it well.

• Apply the smooth paste over the dark neck and leave the area to dry for 30 minutes,

• Do it daily to get good results.

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9. Cocoa Butter

Cocoa butter has natural moisturizing power, and it nourishes the skin. The presence of healthy fatty acids makes the skin soft and smooth.

It is also perfect for depigmentation as it helps to lighten the dark patches and make the skin tone even after a few uses.

Cucumber juice is also best known for its toning capacity, and it improves skin color.

How to Use Cocoa Butter for Dark neck

  • Take some organic cocoa butter in a bowl and add two to three tablespoons of full fresh cucumber juice.
  • With a spatula, combine it well to form a paste and apply it to the neck area’s dark patches.
  • Leave it overnight to get the desired result. Repeat the process thrice a week.

Few More Tips

1. Don’t forget to clean your neck daily while bathing.

2. Apply sunscreen lotion on the neck to avoid sunburn while going out.

3. Massage almond oil to ensure good blood circulation.

4. If you suffer from any chronic diseases, please consult the doctor for proper medication.

So, friends, these are some of the best-known home remedies to remove dark patches from your neck, and we hope that these remedies will help you get a clean neck and confidently wear any dress. So say goodbye to dull, rough, and pigmented skin and enjoy life.

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Dr Maria

MD. Board Certified physician. Fellowship In Family Medicine UK. 8 years of medical experience in Lifestyle-related health disorders. Graduated from AIIMS – All India Institute Of Medical Science, INDIA

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