A dark neck is an area that is very difficult for many women to explore, because there are other areas to which more attention is paid, and because it is not easily seen. But, you will be surprised if you start paying more attention to this delicate area more closely. You will see how the neck is darker when compared to your face. This is because we give our full attention to the skin on our face and forget about the skin just below it and the result is a dark neck .

5 easy ways to get rid of dark neck

A dark collar, due to lack of care, may not shed a good light on your personality. But it is not to worry too much since there are natural and home remedies that you can start using today to give your neck the attention it should have.

1. Make a daily routine to eliminate dark neck

It is very essential to clean and exfoliate the skin of the neck every day just as we do with our faces. When we neglect the neck while tending to our face, this results in patchy dark skin. So follow this daily grooming routine to get rid of dark neck.

  1. Rub the neck with milk (organic). Milk is an excellent cleaner and a toner as well.
  2. After cleansing, use an exfoliator , preferably natural, to exfoliate the skin around your neck.
  3. You can mix olive oil with organic sugar and rub gently to scrub the neck.
  4. Sometimes use another bleaching agent with bleaching properties like lemon juice.
  5. After exfoliating, wash with water and apply a little moisturizer.
  6. Whenever you go out, apply sunscreen to your neck along with your face. This will prevent pigmentation. Make sure to use a natural one.
  7. Never go out in the sun when you apply lemon juice to your skin. This will make your neck darker than before.

If you follow the neck care regimen every day, you will start to see results in two weeks. However, do not stop and continue cleaning, washing and moisturizing the skin.

Here are some easy tips and tricks to whiten your dark neck.

2. Lemon for dark lightening of neck skin

Lemon, the most common ingredient found in your kitchen, has incredible bleaching properties due to the citric acid in it. You can use lemon to lighten your dark neck skin in two ways.

First way to use lemon for dark neck

You will need to:

  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice (squeezed from fresh lemon)
  • 1 teaspoon rose water


  1. Mix the lemon juice and rose water.
  2. Apply this mixture gently on your dark neck before going to bed at night and after your cleanse and exfoliation.
  3. Leave it overnight.
  4. In the morning, wash your neck with water.

You can even store the rose water and lemon juice mixture in a bottle. Mix both ingredients in equal amounts and then store. Apply whatever amount is required every night on your dark skin. Do it for at least a month to get a clearer neck.

Second way to use lemon for dark neck

You will need to:

  • Juice of one fresh lemon
  • Turmeric powder (optional) – a generous pinch
  • Cotton ball (optional)


  1. Take the lemon juice and apply it to the neck region with the help of cotton or your hand.
  2. Let it sit there for 10 to 15 minutes.
  3. Wash off with water.
  4. You can even add turmeric powder with lemon juice and then apply it on the dark neck. Brightens the skin.
  5. If you use turmeric powder, wash it off with lukewarm water after 10-15 minutes.

Take precaution: Don’t stand in the sun right after using lemon juice on your skin or when you have it on your skin.

3. Scrub and natural oatmeal mask for dark neck

The porridge is not only good for your overall health but also for your neck irregular dark. As we pay no more attention to cleaning our necks while doing all the things for our face – cleansing, washing, moisturizing – our necks get dirty with deposits of fat and fine dust. This makes it appear uneven and dark. Oatmeal can be used as a scrub as well as a dark neck mask when mixed with other ingredients to lighten the skin.

Use oatmeal as a scrub for dark neck

You will need to:

  • Oats – coarse ground not fine powder
  • Tomato pulp
  • Water
  • Moisturizer


  • Take the coarse ground oat powder.
  • Mix the tomato pulp to it to obtain a paste of similar consistency.
  • Apply this mixture to your entire neck region.
  • Leave it for about 15-20 minutes.
  • Now wet your fingers a bit and start rubbing the neck gently in circular motions. The coarse oatmeal will give an exfoliating effect to remove dead skin cells from your neck.
  • After rubbing the neck with this natural oatmeal scrub for about 5-7 minutes, wash off with water.
  • Apply some moisturizer (natural) on the neck and massage gently.

You can use this scrub twice or even three times in a week, depending on the intensity on dark patches on the skin on your neck. While oatmeal removes dirt and dead cells, tomato pulp will lighten the skin due to its natural whitening properties.

Use oatmeal to make a dark neck mask

When you make a mask, you will use fine powdered oats and not the coarse ones used for exfoliating. There is not one but many ingredients that can be mixed with oatmeal and used as a neck mask. You will get a list of these below. Regardless of the ingredient that is mixed with the oatmeal powder, you should apply the mask on the neck and leave for about 15-20 minutes and then wash off with water. These are some of the combinations that can be used to make the oatmeal mask to lighten dark neck skin.

  • Oatmeal powder mixed with organic milk
  • Powdered oatmeal mixed with honey
  • Powdered oatmeal mixed with yogurt

4. Relax your neck with cucumber

This is a cool way to brighten your dark neck. Cucumber is soothing when applied to the neck, not only exfoliating the skin, but also giving it a natural glow to match your facial sparkle.

You will need to:

  • Grated cucumber (preferably but you can also use cucumber juice)
  • Water of roses


  1. Take the grated cucumber and apply it on your neck.
  2. Leave to sit for 10 minutes.
  3. Gently rub the neck with the cucumber as if you were exfoliating.
  4. Wash and apply a little rose water.
  5. If you use cucumber juice, just apply it to the neck with a cotton ball and leave it on for 15-20 minutes.
  6. Wash and apply a little rose water.

5. Baking soda as a scrub for hyperpigmented neck

Just like oatmeal, baking soda is also a good natural scrub for removing skin blemishes due to hyper-pigmentation.

You will need to:

  • Sodium bicarbonate
  • Water


  1. Mix baking soda with water
  2. Apply the paste on the neck making circular massages
  3. Let stand about 15 minutes
  4. Wash with water

You can also use the following formulas for dark neck , if you want the skin to receive more hydration and softness and achieve faster results:

Baking soda with olive oil and salt

  • 1 tablespoon of sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of baking soda

Preparation method:

  1. Mix all the listed ingredients in a plastic container, until a smooth cream is left.
  2. Next, apply on the area of ​​the skin where there are dark spots, leave it for about 20 minutes and remove with plenty of cold water.

White clay, milk and lemon

Another technique to remove stains that are almost black, is by using white clay, milk and lemon.

Put the white clay in a bowl and mix with milk and lemon, apply on the affected area and leave it for about 15 minutes, then wash it off with cold water.


  • Perform either of these last two treatments 3 times a week, until the spots disappear.
  • Avoid sun exposure without using suitable cream with UV protection during this treatment
  • Drink plenty of water and eat foods rich in vitamin E
  • Use preferably skim and organic milk
  • Optionally, you can add a little extra virgin coconut oil

You cannot miss this opportunity to free yourself from the dark neck with these 100 percent natural recipes.

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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