Many people may develop a dark neck for many different reasons, so there really is no reason to be worried.
What Makes the Neck Darken?
You may develop some darkness around the neck because of one of the following reasons:
- – Lack of proper cleaning, hygiene, or moisturizing, especially around the neck area
- – Hormonal imbalance
- – Pregnancy
- – Weight gain
– Certain medical conditions like insulin resistance, Cushing’s disease, obesity, and cancer.
– Certain medications like birth control pills and steroids could also cause you to have a dark neck.
Despite the reasons for this condition, it can affect people of all ages. The medical name for dark neck is Acanthosis Nigricans and it might occur on the armpits are well as groin area; leaving the skin with both a darkening pigment and a velvety feel.
Home Remedies for Dark Neck
Here are three home remedies that you can apply both for the short term and for the long term to help you get rid of a dark neck. When applying the mixtures outlined here, leave them on the skin for about 15 minutes before cleaning them off; it helps to lighten the area.
– Mix honey with lemon and apply the mixture to your neck. You should then leave this on for a few minutes before washing it off making sure to repeat the process at least twice every day.
– You can use a mixture of baking soda and water; simply apply on the dark skin and wash off after a few minutes.
– Another mixture that could serve as a good remedy is fresh lime and yoghurt. Do as you did with the other two mixtures and wash it off the skin after a few minutes.
– Lastly, the reason for darkening skin could be lack of hygiene, so make sure you clean any skin folds well to avoid dirt gathering to the point of affecting pigmentation.
Make Necessary Lifestyle Changes
Since obesity puts you at risk for neck darkening as well as hormonal imbalances that might lead to the same condition, making lifestyle changes that would lead to weight loss; whether it is exercising, dieting, or avoiding too much unhealthy foods.
Consulting a Dermatologist
If none of the methods prescribed here don’t help the situation, then it might be best to consult a dermatologist who may prescribe medication like glycolic acid, lactic acid or retinoic to remove the pigmentation from your neck. A dermatologist may also give you the option of performing a chemical peel or laser removal of the damaged skin area should the pigmentation be beyond repair.
The skin is the largest organ in your body, so you want to take care of it as best as you can. To do this, you need to know when it is appropriate to seek professional medical help from a dermatologist, but first, try these home remedies and tips to get rid of any dark pigmentation on your neck.
If your condition is caused by a medical condition or a prescribed medication, then it would be best to consult with a physician about how best to handle the situation.
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