Dark neck? Here are home remedies to deal with it effectively

Is the darkness around the neck worrying you? Then, know how to lighten it.

Darkness around the neck is a common condition caused by hormones, weight gain, pregnancy, insulin resistance and certain medical conditions. This condition called Acanthosis Nigricans is dark pigmentation along with velvety feel to the skin that can commonly be seen around the neck and other skin folds such as armpits and groin, explains Dr Shuba Dharmana, Dermatologist and Medical Director, Lejeune Medspa, Bangalore.

She adds, It can occur in any age group.

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Dr Shuba Dharmana lists out few causes:

  • Certain medical conditions like Cushing's diseases, cancer, obesity and metabolic syndrome with insulin resistance.
  • Medication steroids, birth control pills and so on.
  • If the skin on the neck is not taken care of and isn t cleaned like the facial skin or not moisturized or protected.

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Dr Shuba Dharmana tells you how to tackle it:

  • Control the pre-diabetes condition and the blood sugars.
  • Lifestyle modifications weight loss, exercise, avoid sugar and processed food and follow a healthy diet.
  • Apply a mixture of honey and lemon on your neck. Keep it for few minutes and then wash it off.
  • Mix water and baking soda. Apply it on your neck and leave it for a few minutes. Then, wash it off.
  • Make your own scrub: Apply the mixture of tomato juice and powdered oats and leave it for 15 minutes and wash it off.
  • Apply the mixture of yoghurt and freshly squeezed lime. Leave it for a few minutes and wash it off.
  • Consult your dermatologist for accurate treatment.

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