Home Remedies to Lighten Dark Neck, Underarms and Inner Thighs


Dark pigmentation on the neck, underarms and inner thighs is an embarrassing and depressing problem, especially for people with fair complexion because it not only affects the overall appearance of the person, but also curbs one’s freedom of wearing all types of clothing.

The hyper-pigmentation is because by an increase in the melanin levels in your skin cells, deposition of dead skin cells on these parts of the body like frequent shaving, friction from tight clothes and allergies.

Just about everyone is conscious about the way they look; we are also looking for perfection, with home remedies and cosmetics.

Home Remedies for Dark Neck

Dark skin around the neck is not from some type of disease, as it can be quite embarrassing and affects the appearance of a person.

Almonds and Milk Scrub

Grind up 6 almonds and make it into a paste by adding them to one tablespoon of milk powder and 1 teaspoon of honey, mix it all together and apply it to the areas on your neck.  Let it sit for 30 minute and wash it off. Apply this remedy 4 times a week. You may also massage pure almond oil on your neck to boost blood circulation.

Just like almonds, walnuts are also loaded with essential vitamins and minerals that nourish the skin and keep it glowing, moisturized and smooth. Nuts are often included in effective face packs for glowing skin. A scrub made of walnut and sour curd is extremely effective in lightening the skin tone by removing the deposit of dirt and dead cells from the back and sides of the neck. The acids present in sour curd make it one of the most potent home remedies to lighten skin naturally.

Orange Peel

Orange peel is an amazing ingredient for improving overall skin health because the peels actually contain a higher amount of vitamin C compared to the fruit. Vitamin C is an essential compound for lightening the skin tone. Dried orange peel powder acts as natural bleach for skin lightening at home, which helps in correcting uneven skin tone and dark patches on the neck.

Dry some orange peel in the sun and then grind them in a food processor to make a smooth powder. Mix 2 tablespoons of the orange peel powder with 2 to 3 teaspoons of whole milk and mix it to form a heavy paste. Apply this paste on the darkened areas of the neck; allow it to dry for 30 minutes and wash it off with cold water while massaging your neck. Repeat this remedy daily for 2 weeks to see a noticeable improvement.

Home Remedies for Dark Underarms

Dark under arms are not from any types of skin disease or medical problem. The discoloration is from external factors. Even though it not harmful, dark underarms can make it difficult to wear sleeveless dresses and shirts.  Here are a few home remedies to help lighten these areas.

Raw Potato

Potatoes have a mild bleaching property that will lighten dark skin, unlike other strong skin bleach, potatoes wont irritate the skin. This property in potatoes are just good for underarms it’s also great for dark circles.

Potato juice

Using a medium potato, grate it to get the juice out from the pulp. Using a cotton ball apply the juices under the arms and wait until it dries, it usually takes about 30 minutes. Once it’s completely dry wash it off with warm water. Apply this remedy 3 times a day from two weeks.

Lemon Juice

Skin lightening tips are incomplete without the inclusion of lemons in it. When it comes to removing any kind of dark patches or marks from skin, there is nothing like lemon juice. Lemon juice is the most effective natural bleach, which helps in lightening skin tan, treating age spots, pigmentation and hyper-pigmentation. The powerful antiseptic and antibacterial properties of lemon juice also help in getting rid of body odor.

Lemon juice

Cut a Lemon into half and rub one-half of the lemon on your underarms for 5 to 8 minutes while squeezing out the juice. Rub the other half of the lemon on the other underarm in the same manner, wait for 20 minutes and wash the area thoroughly with water. Lemon can make your skin dry, so it is best to apply moisturizer on the underarms after using this remedy.

Home Remedies for Dark Inner Thighs

There are many men and women that suffer with dark inner thighs. Darkening of this area is caused by many different things, for women it might be difficult to wear swimsuits, bikinis and shorts. Here are some ways to whiten this area without chemicals.

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is great for the skin and hair. Coconut oil has whitening properties that will lighten this area and will moisturize the skin. Mix coconut oil with lemon juice is very effective as it remove dead skin cells and blemishes.

Mix together 3 tablespoon of virgin coconut oil with half a lemon, apply this mixture to your inner thighs. Massage this area for about 15 minutes  and wash it off. Repeat this once a day until you see results.

Aloe Vera Gel and Almond Oil Pack

Aloe vera is an amazing ingredient for all skin types, which helps in soothing and moisturizing the dry skin cells of the inner thighs. It is also a potent natural remedy for scalp psoriasis. The addition of pure almond oil to this pack makes it effective for skin lightening, because almond oil is rich in vitamin E, which plays a crucial role in lightening skin tone and improving overall skin health.

Aloe Vera Gel and Almond Oil pack

Cut an aloe vera leaf and scrape out enough gel from the leaf so that you have 2 tablespoons of aloe vera gel. Add 1 tablespoon of almond oil to the gel, mix it well and massage your inner thighs with this moisturizing pack until it gets absorbed into the skin. Wash the region with water if you have a sticky feeling in your inner thighs.