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Pimples on Neck

Kalpana Kumari

The following post tells you about the basic cause of pimple formation on any part of the body, including the neck. It also suggests some home remedies to quickly get rid of pimples on neck, chin, chest, etc.
Neck pimples are quite uncommon. Still, if you or someone known to you has developed pimples on neck hairline, you would be interested in reading this article. Keep reading to learn about the possible underlying factors along with a few highly efficacious natural treatment measures for acne on the neck.


The basic cause of pimples on any part of the body is the deposition of natural oils, dead cells, dirt, and microorganisms like bacteria in the skin pores. They can occur on literally any part of the body; however, they are mostly seen in body parts that are exposed, like face, neck, hands, etc.
There are several conditions that can increase the chances of appearance of pimples around the neck. The foremost among them is regular shaving or waxing. These two methods of hair removal lead to hair ingrowth, in which, the hair does not grow out of their follicles well and clog the pore.
Secondly, pimples on the back of the neck occur when you do not clean that skin area nicely. The deposition of natural oils produced by the skin as well as from the hair enhances the occurrence of neck pimples.

Home Remedies

There are certain things that you can try to get rid of acne on the neck, chin, and back. First of all, cut your hair short and do not allow it to touch the neck. If you do not wish to go for haircut, always try to keep them tied well so that it does not touch the neck or chin to aggravate the pimples on hairline. Follow the home remedies mentioned below to accelerate the process of recovery from pimples on neck and back:


Take 2-3 garlic cloves and grind them to make a paste. Apply it on the pimples and leave it on for about 20 minutes. Wash it off with cold water. Do it twice a day to notice fast disappearance of pimples.

Gram Flour

Take 3-4 teaspoons of gram flour and mix it with 3 drops of honey. Add a small amount of yogurt to it. Mix all the ingredients well to make a paste. Apply it all over your neck. Allow it to stay for about 10 minutes. Wash it off with water. Keep rubbing while washing. It will cure the neck acne as well as reduce the chances of scar formation.

Essential Oils

The essential oils such as rose hip seed oil, sandalwood oil, primrose oil, and lavender oil can get rid of acne on the neck, chin, chest, or any other part of the body. You may use a single oil or a combination of 2-3 out of these to meet your purpose. Consult an aromatherapist to learn about the usable amount and usage directions.
The best way to prevent neck pimples is to maintain a high level of physical hygiene, especially of the neck and back. However, if you get pimples even after taking good care of your body, you should follow the natural treatment measures suggested above in this article. The treatment of pimples usually do not need medical intervention; however, if you feel the need, then you should visit a dermatologist.
Disclaimer: This post is for informative purposes only, and should not be used as a replacement for expert medical advice.