home remedies to cure skin problems.
A. The skin darkening around the neck and under the arms can be caused by different things. There are numerous remedies that are believed to help lighten the skin but their effectiveness is moderate and may vary from individual to individual. If you find natural home treatments to be ineffective it would help to visit a dermatologist to get an accurate diagnosis in case there is a particular condition responsible for the darkening. Once the cause is identified you will be able to make a better informed decision with regard to the treatment.
Some things you can do to prevent or treat discoloration:
*Use a skin lightening cream.
* Try to avoid shaving your underarms .. But if you must shave the underarms with powder to help the razor to glide easily.
*Wax your armpits instead of shaving. This will prevent the darkness from hair just below the skin.
*You can rub lemon slices on your armpits. This may dry it out so pl use a moisturise after rinsing.
*Use alum powder in place of deodorants.
*Rub some baking soda on your armpits after taking a shower.
*Vitamin E oil can be applied to the area.
*Mix 1 teaspoon of lime juice, 1teaspoon of cucumber juice and a pinch of turmeric. Make a paste and apply to skin. Leave for twenty minutes. Rinse.
*Make a paste of sandal wood powder and rose water. Apply to the area.
*Mix one tablespoon of curd, one teaspoon of gram flour, pinch of turmeric powder and one teaspoon of milk. Make a paste. Apply to area and let dry. Rinse with cold water.
For the neck, make sure that you apply sunscreen before going outside.
*Exfoliate once a week. Add a few drops of lime juice to the exfoliating scrub.
*Mix lemon juice, turmeric powder, salt and honey. Mix well and apply to darkened areas. Repeat two to three times a day for seven days.
*Mix milk with cocoa butter and add a few drops of honey. Use two to three times a day for seven days.
*Grind four almonds that have soaked overnight in water. Make a paste. Apply at bedtime. Rinse with cold water in the morning.
*Make a paste from fresh ground mint leaves. Apply to the area and leave for fifteen minutes. Rinse.
Drink plenty of fluids. This will help remove toxins from the system.
Eat a diet that includes whole cereals, vegetables, fruits, and pulses.