No one is fond of uneven skin tone. Yes, we all should love ourselves the way we are, but isn’t it better to be the best version of ourselves? And that does not happen overnight. You need solutions, and quick ones while you are at it. There are still a variety of products available to tackle pigmentation on the face and even on the lips. But what about our neck? There is a reason face care includes applying products on the neck as well. But often in our hurry, we ignore the part, leading to issues such as pigmentation or dark neck.
But now that you have it, let us tell you how to get rid of it. From home remedies for dark neck to dark neck causes and more, we’ll tell you all about tackling the uneven skin tone on your neck.
What are the dark neck causes?
Before we talk about neck darkness removal, you need to know what causes it. Whether it is dark lines on neck or a dark ring around neck, there are certain triggers. We have collated them for you.
1. Oral contraceptives
Birth control can have an impact on your hormonal levels in the body. The hormone that they primarily regulate is estrogen. These increased levels of estrogen can cause melasma. The extent of melasma will be determined by bodily genetic predisposition but it is this increased melasma that is often at the root of darkened skin wherever it occurs in folds or creases, including the neck.
2. Certain cholesterol medicines such as nicotinic acid
Certain cholesterol medications, especially ones containing nicotinic acid have the ability to leave your skin discolored. This discoloration appears most commonly in the neck region making it appear darker.
3. Pituitary gland disorders
Excessive production of adrenocorticotropic hormone in the pituitary gland can cause the adrenalin glands to produce more cortisol. This can cause the melanin stimulating hormones to become super active resulting in hyperpigmentation of the skin including dark neck.
4. Growth hormone therapy
Growth hormones can play a major role in enhancing melanoma growth. This increased proportion of melanoma causes the skin to darken.
5. Low levels of thyroid hormone
Low levels of thyroid hormone as a result of hyperthyroidism can cause melasma or hyperpigmentation of the skin this can also show up on the neck thereby making it appear a lot darker than rest of the body.
6. Acanthosis nigricans
This is a skin condition the skin turns darker and feel thicker in the darkened areas. All of these things can trigger pigmentation on the neck. While minor darkness can be treated with cosmetic treatments and peels, more serious forms require medical attention. This is also often a result of lower levels of insulin in the body.
What are the home remedies for dark neck?
There are many external treatments available such as microdermabrasion, chemical peels, etc. But these cosmetic procedures can often be expensive and not easily accessible to all. But, you can even fix dark neck with certain home remedies, if it is still in its initial stages. Most of these home remedies are made using everyday kitchen ingredients or readily available plants making them easy to prepare and apply. Their impact may not be as pronounced as dermatological cosmetic procedures but are a great alternative especially if you are someone with sensitive skin and have very mild versions of the said ailment.
1. Check your ingredients
Try picking products with AHAs and BHAs such as the TAC 2% AHA BHA Skin Peeling Serum. Alpha Hydroxy Acids and Beta Hydroxy Acids ensure that your skin is softer and smoother after every usage. It cleanses the skin thoroughly, giving it radiance.
2. Be regular with your routine
A good skincare routine should comprise a few steps.
- Cleanse your skin with a gentle face wash twice a day
- Follow up with good use of toner
- Apply a serum that penetrates daily
- Apply an SPF-based moisturiser
- Scrub and mask once a week
3. Do not ditch the sunscreen
Remember to apply good sunscreen whenever you step out. Pigmentation often happens due to unprotected exposure to the UVA and UVB rays. Apply a sunscreen that has vitamin E, AHA, BHA and the likes. Also, if you use a vitamin C serum, ensure that you apply sunscreen over it because it may cause allergies otherwise.
4. Apple Cider Vinegar
Now, this is one of the easiest ways to get rid of dark neck. Remember to dilute it with water in equal parts first. Apply it on your dark neck part and let stay for a few minutes. Wash off. You can apply it daily.
5. Aloe vera
Another one of the natural home remedies for dark neck is the usage of aloe vera. You can apply it in its pure and unadulterated form and leave it overnight. Use it daily for best results.
TAC products that can help with hyperpigmented neck
While these home remedies work best to get rid of dark neck over time, you have to also keep in mind that you use clean products that do not contain toxic ingredients and have the right components, both natural and scientific, to give you smooth skin on the neck. The key is to not get rid of all the chemicals, it is to retain the most effective ones and remove the harmful ones. And that’s exactly what we do with TAC cosmetics. There are two kinds of products that can be utilized to lighten the dark neck. The deep skin penetrating AHA & BHA treatment and top skin dermis level exfoliation with body polisher. This dual-action can help visibly lighten the dark neck and promote the growth of new cells thereby reducing dark lines on the neck.
1. TAC Potato Starch & Tomato with AHA & BHA Face Toner
Unleash toned & radiant skin with Potato Starch, Tomato Extracts & plant-derived AHA & BHA Face Toner. It works by gently removing the dead skin cells, promotes elasticity & gentle exfoliation. Regular use of the skin toner renders dewy skin by deeply cleansing clogged pores & minimizing them. AHA BHA close pores and tighten cell gaps after cleansing, reducing the penetration of impurities and environmental contaminants into the skin. Rich in AHA BHA, this skin toner promotes rejuvenation of skin and imparts dewy, natural glow. When these acids exfoliate your skin, dead skin cells are broken down. The new skin revealed beneath is brighter and more radiant.
The hydrating face toner makes the pores appear smaller & your skin has a smoother, more polished look. Potato Starch & Tomato natural toner helps create a lovely, more luminous appearance. This toner is a fantastic rejuvenator and helps to give skin a tighter, firmer look. Gently spritz a generous amount of this natural toner on your face and neck. Let it absorb naturally. Follow up with a Serum.
This toner is Skin-friendly, Chemical-free & without any Paraben and Minerals. The ingredients are neither derived nor tested on animals. It can be used on all skin types. Cleanse your face & pat dry. Spritz the toner all over your face and neck & let it absorb. Follow up with TAC Potato & Tomato with AHA & BHA Serum.
2. TAC Potato Starch & Tomato with AHA & BHA Face Serum
Enriched with the goodness of natural ingredients like potato and tomato, it combines the effectiveness of AHA and BHA as well. The result is a gloriously radiant skin that makes a statement. Potato Starch & Tomato Extracts with plant-derived AHA BHA Serum unleash radiant & dewy skin underneath by gently removing the dead skin cells on the top layer.
Regular use hydrates the skin, promotes elasticity & provides gentle exfoliation. It also heals the skin & deeply cleanses clogged pores. Rich in AHA BHA, this serum promotes rejuvenation of skin and imparts a dewy, natural glow. When these acids exfoliate your skin, dead skin cells are broken down. The new skin revealed beneath is brighter and more radiant.
The hydrating face serum makes the pores appear smaller & your skin has a smoother, more polished look. Potato Starch & Tomato serum helps create a lovely, more luminous appearance. This serum is a fantastic rejuvenator and helps to give skin a tighter, firmer look. This serum is Skin-friendly, Chemical-free & without any Paraben and Minerals. The ingredients are neither derived nor tested on animals. It can be used on all skin types. Apply 2-3 drops on cleansed face & neck. Gently massage in outwards, upwards & circular motion until fully absorbed. Wash off after 10 minutes. For best results, use every day post-bath, follow with TAC Face Cream & Sunscreen. AHA & BHA close pores and tighten cell gaps after cleansing, reducing the penetration of impurities and environmental contaminants into the skin.
3. TAC Eladi, Triphala & Hemp Seed Ultimate Body Polisher
Get smooth, dewy and glowing skin with TAC's Eladi, Triphala & Hempseed Ultimate Body Polisher. This meticulously ground 100% natural mix gently exfoliates and removes dead cells while healing your skin. It also helps reduce tan & cellulite and improves circulation for intensively clean and radiant skin.
Get radiant and dewy skin with natural illumination and easy de-tanning. Strike a glow & get blemish-free, clear and healthy skin with TAC’s Eladi, Triphala & Hempseed Body Polisher. This Body polisher gently solves all skin problems & bless with a soft, supple skin. This all-natural and gentle polisher helps clear acne, lighten scars & cellulite and control excess oil, making the skin supple, refreshed & healed from within.
The excess sebum secretion gets trapped in the pores. Since the skin pores get clogged, it leads to acne breakouts. Herbs infused Body polisher removes the sebum oil and unclogs the skin pores.
Dry skin patches or flaky skin are unhealthy and also make the skin look extremely dull. Body polishers will help you get rid of the flaky skin and make it smoother.
The finely grind particles also contribute to clearing out allergens and germs causing irritation. It promotes the natural skin resurfacing process and removes the dead and damaged skin cells and allows the skin to rejuvenate.
Dark neck? You know the solution.