You spend so much time grooming your face that you end up completely ignoring your neck. Often layers of dead skin, sweat and dirt accumulate on the neck making it look darker than the skin on the rest of your body. You feel conscious of your dark neck every time you try on some new jewellery or wear a deep neckline dress. Dark neck is a massive turn off, and you have no idea how to fix this. You try scrubbing and soaping your neck tirelessly, but the skin still look dark and patchy.
You don’t want people to think that you are a slob and have poor hygiene standards, so work towards making your neck appear clean and bright just like your face. It is actually very easy, and saves you a lot of money as the ingredients are easily available in every household. Make this neck scrubbing and toning pack at home, and have a fair, glowing neck in under half an hour. It is true, and has worked wonders for a lot of people. Try it out today.
First heat up some water in a bowl. Soak a towel in it and squeeze it dry. Prep your neck by applying this hot towel around it for about 3 minutes. The steaming process will help open up the pores and remove all the dead skin cells and dirt.
2tsp Baking soda
2tsp Coconut oil
3tsp of fine salt
How to Use:
Blend the ingredients into a thick paste, and scrub your neck with this mix thoroughly. Leave it on for about 10 minutes, and rinse off with lukewarm water. The abrasive property of the baking soda helps scrub off the dead cells and lighten the skin tone, and coconut oil being a natural moisturiser nourishes and hydrates the skin.
Skin lightening pack
1tsp Sandalwood powder or 1tsp Fuller’s Earth (Multani Mitti)
Juice of half a lemon
Cold milk – as per requirement
How to Use:
Blend all the ingredients together. Add cold milk enough to make a homogeneous mixture. Once it is a thick paste, apply the pack generously on your neck. Allow it to dry for about 15 minutes. Rinse off thoroughly with warm water. Follow up with a moisturiser if your skin feels too dry. Repeat this ritual twice a week for one month to get the desired results.
Rich in magnesium, Multani Mitti has healing properties that cuts the occurrence of acne and pimples. Lemon is a natural bleach that helps cleanse the skin and even lighten it. Milk, on the other hand, is a natural moisturiser that keeps the skin soft and glowing. Finally, the star ingredient Sandalwood powder works as a natural exfoliator and controls the oil secretion of the skin. It helps remove tanning and balances the skin tone.