Dark skin has higher quantity of skin pigment melanin, as compared to a fair skin. Due to this increased quantity of melanin it can cause the skin to look blemished and patchy. There are strategies for balancing out an uneven skin tone and to help fade dark patches of skin, which are mentioned below: Make a paste of 1 tsp of milk powder, 1 tsp of honey, 1 tsp of lemon juice and ½ tsp of almond oil and apply this on the face. Mix oatmeal with curd and tomato juice and apply on the face. Keep it on for 20 minutes and then wash it off with cold water. It helps remove the tan and lightens the skin Mix 1 tablespoon of baking soda with enough water to make a paste, then gently rub the paste onto the dark patches. Rinse well with water. Slice a potato and keep them over the face. This ligten the marks. Soak 4 almonds overnight and grind into a fine paste using milk. Apply on face and neck and leave it overnight. Wash with cold water in the morning. To reduce tan effectively take a little turmeric powder and add a few drops of lime juice. Apply this on the darkened area. Grate a tomato and add 2-3 drops of lime to it. Apply this mixture on the face and keep it for 15 minutes. Repeat this two times a day. Apply a paste of fresh ground mint leaves and leave it for about 20 minutes. Wash with cold water. Dry some orange peels. Then, mix them to a bowl of curd. This would be beneficial in removing tan. Keep this for about 15 minutes and wash off with cold water.