The darkening of the skin around the neck region is one issue that people do not know how to deal with. It is one of those rarely discussed skin concerns and hence, the solutions for it seem to be limited and are not too widely known either. But it does not have to be so, especially if you’re able to figure out the reason behind the darkening of your neck. The skin on the neck and around is one of the thinnest layers of tissue on your body, making it susceptible to even the slightest of damages. It is also one of the first places to show signs of ageing and weakness. In many cases, severe darkening of the neck skin could even be the result of existing medical conditions and must be getting examined by a physician as soon as possible.

Cleaning

Cleaning

Your neck is just as important as your face and hence, it is imperative that you take great care of it, as you do of your facial skin. Washing it regularly and applying moisturizers is a pretty good way of keeping it fresh and hydrated. Doing this will certainly enhance your complexion while accentuating your facial features as well.

Sunscreen

Sunscreen

Apply sunscreen to your neck region along with your face to protect it from possible damage from the sun and the environment. It will also help in preventing collagen breakdown and the occurrence of sun spots caused due to the harmful UV rays of the sun. Apply the sunscreen evenly to your neck, to your chest, and to the shoulder region that is exposed to the sun.

Hydrating

Hydrating

You neck skin is thin and has very few of the oil glands necessary to keep it naturally hydrated. To get a smoother and an evenly toned neck, moisturize your neck with skin lightening creams. It will give you an even and smooth texture and will also avoid further darkening of the skin tissues.

Do not cover it

Do not cover it

Do not always keep your neck covered with polo tees or scarfs. It is important for your neck skin to be able to breathe and be exposed to the natural air. Wearing too much of heavy jewellery or clothing items around the neck can also cause darkening on account of friction.

Posture

Posture

Keep your neck straight and upright. If you’re used to regularly keeping your neck lowered or in a slouched position, your skin tissues around the neck could get damaged, causing the skin to sag and wrinkles to appear. This could also increase the mass of your double chin on account of the increased fat deposition in the region.