It is your skin where your first signs of ageing will appear. Dark spots or discolouration of skin is one of the common skin issues that almost everyone faces at some point of time or the other. Dark spots on the skin are usually the result of hyperpigmentation. Dark spots can develop on any part of the body but are most common in areas often exposed to the sun such as back of the hands, face, back and shoulders. People can develop dark spots on their skin after being exposed to the sun or tanning beds. Hormonal changes may trigger Melasma, a skin condition that leads to small patches of skin discoloration. Other factors that can contribute to dark spots could be acne, liver damage, malnutrition, so on and so forth. There are countless cosmetic and skin care products that can help you fight dark spots. But they come with their own set of side effects. Here are 5 home remedies that will banish the dark patches of your skin minus the side effects.