Beauty is often confused with taking care of the exposed parts of the body, that is, the face, hands and feet. But we often tend to neglect the other parts of our body like neck, back, shoulders, and elbow which results in accumulation of dirt and darkening of skin.
Beauty is nothing if it’s not complete, hence stop ignoring these important yet neglected parts of your body. Read on to find out how to get rid of dirt on your neck.
Cleanliness Is Next To ‘Beauty’ness
Your rack is full of scrubs, face washes and soaps but sadly it happens that the neck misses out on these wonderful products. Stop neglecting your neck immediately. Whenever you are washing and scrubbing your face while bathing, reach out to your neck too. Wash your neck daily and clean it with soap. Scrub the area once every two days.
Exfoliate All The Way
Exfoliation is the best way to get rid of accumulated dirt and grime on the skin. Your neck is no different. Exfoliate your neck area with a mild scrub once every two-three days. But remember to be very gentle. The area is very sensitive and harsh scrubbing will lead to rashes and break outs.
For instant whitening, you could go for a bleaching treatment. But again, it’s best to avoid such harmful chemicals as the area in the back of your neck is very sensitive and often prone to rashes and irritations. Good home made bleach is lemon juice. You can dab lemon juice on the back of your neck with a cotton ball but the results will take time to show.
The solution to a whiter neck is residing on your kitchen racks. Once a week rub lemon juice and sugar mixture on your neck area. This acts as a natural scrub and whitening agent.
Other than this, you can also make your own whitening skin tonic by mixing three tablespoons of borax powder (available readily at the chemists and supermarkets), two tablespoons of glycerin and 2 cups of rose water. Mix these ingredients well and store it. Applying this tonic regularly on the neck, arms and shoulders will help in lightening the skin.
See The Doctor
If you are obese or overweight, and the area around your neck is dark, there could be more than just dirt behind it. It could be a result of insulin resistance. Insulin resistance often makes the skin in the abdomen and arms to become darker. If you are facing this problem it is best to consult your doctor as soon as possible.
Sunscreen And Moisturizer
Finally, do not forget to moisturize and apply sunscreen before stepping out of the house. The darkening of the neck area is often due to suntan. A good sunscreen with SPF 20 is ideal for Indian skin.
There are many leading brands available in the market. The rule is always to apply the sunscreen first and then the moisturizer. Beauty is not only in the eyes of beholder but also in the hands of the owner. Start your beauty regime today and do not ignore the neck ever again.