When skin becomes darker in patches as compared to the surrounding areas of skin, it is referred to as hyperpigmentation.
Hyperpigmentation occurs when more melanin is produced. Melanin gives skin its color.
A range of treatment methods and home remedies can be tried for getting rid of the mostly harmless hyperpigmentation.
Application of Aloe Vera, Licorice or green tea on the skin has shown good results in hyperpigmentation.
None of the above procedures or topical applications should be done without the consultation of a dermatologist or a skin care specialist.