1NEWS There are several triggers that cause the skin on the neck to darken. Starting from sun exposure, side effects of drugs to hormonal disorders. Not only discoloration, the texture of the skin on the neck can also become rougher and itchy.
Medically, dark neck skin accompanied by dark lines on the skin at the back of the neck (acanthosis nigricans) can be a sign of diabetes or insulin resistance in the body. Actually the dark looking neck skin can not be whitened. However, you can make it brighter in the following ways, as reported by the page allodokter.
Honey and fruit mask
To brighten the skin on the neck, you can make a mask from natural ingredients, such as honey, yogurt, and fruits. Some types of fruit, such as lemons, bananas, and papayas are known to reduce skin pigmentation and brighten and nourish the skin well.
You can mix the flour with some of the ingredients above until the texture resembles a paste, like a mask in general. Then, apply the mask mixture to the face, neck, and other areas of skin that look dark. Let stand for about 30 minutes, then rinse thoroughly.
Apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar contains acetic acid which can reduce pigmentation. You can mix equal parts apple cider vinegar and boiled water. Then apply to the neck that looks dark and let stand for approximately 2-3 minutes, then rinse thoroughly. Repeat this method twice a day.
Aloe vera contains the compound aloin, which is a natural pigmentation agent. The trick is to apply natural aloe vera gel on areas of skin that look dark. Do this at night before going to bed, then wash it off when you wake up in the morning.
Milk is known to lighten areas of skin that look dark, including the neck. This benefit comes from the lactic acid content in it.
The trick, you just need to soak a cotton swab in milk and apply it to the entire neck area that looks dark. Let stand up to a maximum of 30 minutes and rinse thoroughly. In addition to brightening the skin, this method is also known to be effective for hydrating the skin.
In addition to the four natural ingredients above, you can also do several ways such as:
- Exfoliate with products that contain AHA and BHA
- Using serums, creams, and skin lightening toners
- Eat healthy and high-nutrient foods, such as vegetables and fruits
- Drink lots of water
- Use a sunscreen with a minimum of SPF30 or more