May 13, 2007

Homemade packs for darkened neck

The beauty of the neck is often flawed by dark patches and spots around it; especially the nape of the neck is more prone to darkening. This could be due of pigmentation, dead cells clinging to the surface of your skin, dirt and grime which gets embedded in the skin because of dust and pollution and neglecting neck care. Skin allergy caused by constant wearing of ornaments around your neck could also be the culprit. It is all the more embarrassing if this discoloration is too distracting. And if this marked difference between the skin colors of the face and the neck makes you overtly self-conscious, don’t just sit back, do something about it.

A crepey neck can be improved by regular cleansing, and by scrubbing with a soft nail-brush (try the plastic bristled ones) to work away dead skin and improve the circulation. Also cream it lavishly for softness and smoothness .You could also bleach the skin around your neck to improve its color.

Want to try your hand at some home-based treatments for your darkened neck? Then treat it with some of these packs made from mundane household items from your kitchen and bathroom.

* Dip a towel in hot water. Wring the towel to squeeze out excess water. Now dab this towel over the darkened areas so as to give steam to your neck, almost like a sauna.

Repeat several times. This not just lightens the skin discoloration but also slightly melts the fat around your neck.

* Grind fenugreek (methi) leaves to a fine paste and extract its juice. Mix this juice with besan (gram flour) or powdered sprouts of your choice. Apply liberally on your neck and let it stay for 15 – 20 minutes. Then wash off.

* Apply Rice Kanji water over darkened areas of your neck for about 15 minutes. You could even apply this to any of your darkened areas such as armpits, under your thighs etc.

* Using light strokes with the palms of your hands, massage your neck with fresh, preferably home made butter for 5 minutes at least once in a week. Use upward movements and don’t pull or stretch the skin unnecessarily.

* Mix vinegar with a coarse powder of wheat grains. Apply for about 15 minutes and then wash off.

* Take the squeezed half of a lemon and sprinkle table salt and turmeric over it. Rub this lemon over the darkened areas of your neck.

* Mix multani mitti (fuller earth) with rose water and apply it on your neck and wash off after 15 minutes.


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  1. Anonymous9:48 AM

    Another option is to use a natural product with skin regenerating properties. A friend had amazing results with Palm'Hydra mask. This is based with castor oil and French green clay. These ingredients would make it a great treat for your skin.

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  3. you should do a lot of scrubbing as it would let u loose the dead skin and clogged pores.....u can use pumice stone for the same.

  4. Anonymous4:06 PM

    Stop ignoring your skin from the neck down Women commonly focus on their face - especially as they age - because it's the first area of the skin to show any signs of aging. However the arms, legs, elbows, knees and feet can also develop unattractive rough patches, a dull, sallow color and a scaly alligator-like texture.The best defense against unattractive skin is moisture.

  5. Savita2:28 PM

    my back neck side is some dark paches some black so i never big neck dress use becuase this problem so plz. what i do give the suggetion earlier

  6. Komal2:29 PM

    Use a scrub made of rice powder with curd, apply leave forsemidry dry wash after rubbing it. Apply shadew and massage,remove it after twenty minutes. Repeat this almost thrice a week.

  7. Shalaja4:00 PM

    Whitening the knees, neck and hands
    Mix lemon juice and gram flour and apply it on the knees, hands and neck to whiten them.

  8. Anonymous9:07 AM

    apply aloe vera gel on the affected area. This is something that you will be able to do everyday without any effort. For better results, apply it at before you go to sleep. Alternatively, you can apply raw potato juice to your neck as it has natural bleaching agents. If you want to make the skin of your neck smooth along with lightening the color, try applying a cream made up of equal parts of almond paste, honey, milk powder, olive oil, and lemon juice on his neck. After applying it, see that you leave it on for at least 30 minutes. Try and apply this paste on your neck at least once a week, if not more. Apart from all this, make sure that you wash your neck thoroughly everyday


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