10 DIY Remedies to Get Rid of Neck Darkening Straight From Your Kitchen

This darkening can happen for a bevy of changes. Right from hormonal imbalances to over exposure to sun can cause tanning of the skin and subsequent dark patches. It can also lead to the thickening of the skin and hence, when left for a longer duration, the whole skin becomes a rough black patch. The good thing is that this discoloration is not permanent. By proper treatment (home remedies) you can deal with it in an effective manner.

A dark neck is always an embarrassment. Right from the dress you want to choose to the ornaments you want to wear, a slender and fair looking neck always adds to the grace. Hence, today we bring to you some home remedies that can gradually reduce neck discoloration:


Cucumber is the manna from heaven for those who wish to have a lighter skin tone. Right from face masks to face washes, cucumber is an important ingredient almost every beauty product. It removes the dead cells from your skin, makes it so fresh and light.

As a part of this remedy you need to take a cucumber and grate it well, extract its juice and apply the same on your darkened patch for 10 to 15 minutes. Wash it with water. Follow the same regularly for visible results.

Lemon Juice

Lemon juice has skin lightening properties, which makes it an ideal go-to remedy for getting fairer skin.

Take some lemon juice and apply the same on your neck area. Leave it on for 15 to 25 minutes. Now, wash it with cold water. Do this regularly and after a few days, you will see the discoloration fading. Go, give this a try now!

Almond Oil

Almond oil is loaded with skin friendly properties, some of which are still hidden. One such property is skin lightening. Regular massaging of the skin with almond oil in suggested quantity can result in a glowing and fairer skin.

Take some almond oil and heat it until it is luke warm. Apply it on the affected parts and in a circular motion. This will aid in faster blood circulation and in turn will make your skin glow.

Rose Water

Rose water is known to lighten the skin tone and has been the go-to remedy for skin darkening for ages.

Dip a small piece of cotton in rose water and gently clean your neck with it. Leave it on for 15 minutes and thereafter wash your neck with cold water. Pat it dry. Doing this regularly will leave your skin with a glowing look.

Turnover Turmeric

Who’d know the delicious citrus fruit could prove to be an effective home remedy for getting fair skin.

Mix two teaspoons of orange juice with a pinch of turmeric. Apply this mixture on the darkened region consistently for few days. The citric content in orange reduces the dark patches and turmeric, being a natural antiseptic, prevents them from coming back.

Gram Flour Pack

Take a small amount of gram flour in a bowl and mix it with water. Apply this paste throughout your neck region and let it dry. Wash after a few hours. Do it consistently to fetch desired results. Gram flour is known to have nutrients that are highly beneficial to the skin.

Aloe Vera

Aloe is known to curb hyper pigmentation. I mean, Aloe Vera is a wonder plant! Is there anything it can’t do!

Extract some Aloe Vera gel at home. Cut the outer layer of the Aloe Vera plant and out the slimy gel. Now apply this gel with or without water and leave it for a few minutes and thereafter clean the area with a cotton stab. Apply this gel twice every day.

 Indian Tadka

Make a scrub with turmeric, gram flour and lemon juice. Take half teaspoons of each of the turmeric powder and gram flour and mix it with one tablespoon of lemon juice. Apply this scrub in a circular motion and let it stay for 30 minutes. Wash it off with cold water. Do follow this method twice every week to get rid of discoloration.


Eating papaya regularly gives you a healthy skin. Don’t like the taste? Mash the papaya fruit and mix it with milk (optional) and apply it on the skin. Papaya’s bleaching properties can do wonders to your skin and leave it with a permanent glow.


Tomato exfoliates the skin. So, take a tablespoon of tomato juice and mix with the oatmeal powder and apply it on the dark skin. This will help you get rid of the dark patches.

Try these home remedies and win the battle against discoloration without spending a penny on costly beauty treatments.

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