Lumps, bumps, and nodules can pop up anywhere on your body. When they appear on your neck, they may represent something as benign as a skin tag or spot of acne. On the other hand, bumps or spots on your neck can indicate more serious conditions. Check out this list of 13 conditions that may appear on your neck.
Zits can crop up on your neck as well as your face, back, and chest. You may think you can put acne behind you along with teenage angst. However, acne can crop up later in adulthood. Factors that contribute to adult acne may include hormonal changes, stress, smoking, oily skin, and bacteria. Some medications may also increase your risk of acne. You can help prevent acne breakouts by washing your face no more than twice each day with water and a gentle cleanser. Products that include salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, or retinoid agents may help to fight acne.
12. Age Spots
Small, dark patches on your skin may be signs of aging. These spots are especially common in individuals who have had repeated, chronic sun exposure. To prevent age spots, take care to use a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or more when out in the sun. Apply moisturizer daily to protect and hydrate the thin skin of your neck. Wear a wide-brimmed hat and protective clothing when you are out in the sun. Furthermore, a shade cap is a hat that has a flap of cloth that drapes down to cover your ears and the back of your neck. Keep in mind that the rays of the sun are especially strong between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.