We spend hours nourishing and toning our facial skin, to keep it supple and tight and to ward off those dreaded fine lines as long as possible. However, in the obsession to care for the facial skin, hardly do we invest any time on our neck, and that can be a grave mistake! Here is why.
Your neck shows signs of aging before your face does, as the skin around your neck is thin and tends to produce less collagen, which can make it more prone to pigmentation and wrinkling. And before the turkey neck, it is the pigmentation that you should be bothered about.
Neck discolouration occurs when the presence of melanin on the top layer of the epidermis increases due to pregnancy, birth control pills or hormonal imbalance. Aging, poor diet and sun exposure are some of the causes of skin discolouration of the neck.
There are two ways you can treat the condition; either go for over the counter products or opt for natural remedies. Cosmetic products contain potent bleaching agents, which temporarily may give the desired results, but have long term repercussions.
Natural remedies, on the other hand, are safe, easy on the skin, and involve no toxins. When it comes to natural remedies we can think of no better ingredients than turmeric, lemon & gulaab jal that are gentle yet effective.
Lemon is slightly acidic in nature, making it an excellent bleaching agent. It cleanses the skin, removes dead skin cells and get rids of tan effectively. Turmeric on the other hand is antiseptic and antibacterial in nature, and hence soothes inflammation, reduces scars and lightens the skin tone.
The last ingredient in our pack, rose water keeps excess oil in check, removes dirt and unclogs pores, while smoothening the skin. Here is the recipe.
- 1 Teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 Teaspoon rose water
- ½ Teaspoon turmeric
Direction To Follow
- Mix together lemon juice, rose water and turmeric in a bowl.
- Immerse a cotton ball in the solution and apply it to your neck.
- Massage your neck for 5 to 7 minutes. Rinse it off with cold water.
- Apply this solution 3 to 5 times a week for a smoother, even and lighter skin tone.
Give this easy to use remedy a try and let us know how it worked for you in the comment section below.